Penalties for illegal renting

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Penalties for illegal renting

Category : Housing

Landlord can be fined up to £3,000 if they rent the property to someone who isn’t allowed to stay in the UK and they can’t show that they checked tenants right to rent.
Landlord might get a ‘referral notice’ to let them know their case is being investigated and that they could get a fine (‘civil penalty’).
Landlord will be sent an ‘information request’ to allow them to provide evidence that they have carried out the check.
After their case has been considered, they will be sent either:

a ‘no action’ notice
a civil penalty notice with the amount they have to pay.

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