Agents are warned that new criminal offences are being created on December 1 – less than a month away – under the Immigration Act 2016.
The date was announced yesterday and will affect all agents making Right to Rent checks on behalf of landlords.
The Home Office said that the new criminal offences will be created to deal with rogue landlords and agents who knowingly, or with reasonable cause to believe, let to illegal migrants.
The Home Office also said that as from December 1, it will be easier to evict illegal migrant tenants.
Further information about both these provisions will be made available between now and next month, the Home Office said.
Fact sheets and further information are available on Gov.uk