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#Evict: landlords to be given new powers under illegal immigrant crack down

Private landlords in Britain will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new regulations aimed at dealing with illegal immigration.

Ministers say landlords will also be required to check on the immigration status of their tenants and be given the right to end tenancies without a court order.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said the new rules are aimed at cracking down on “rogue” landlords who profit from illegal migrants.

Other measures announced by the government include scrapping a £36 per week allowance given to failed asylum seekers who continue to remain in the UK because of their families.

Under the proposals for landlords in England, the Home Office would issue a notice when an asylum application fails that confirms the tenant no longer has the right to rent property.

This will trigger a power for landlords to end the.

Landlords will also be required to carry out “right to rent” checks on each tenant’s immigration status before allowing them to move in.

Those landlords who fail to do either face a maximum penalty of five years in prison.



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