let with us be happy 575You may have seen coverage in the press recently about the new Right to Rent legislation, which is due to be officially implemented on 1st February 2016.  As a tenant, you may be wondering if this a difficult or costly procedure and as a landlord, you may have concerns about whether this is as another time consuming administrative task.  This is where the Mackenzie Smith Lettings team come in, reassuringly providing the information and support you need.

Firstly, let us reassure you, the Right to Rent legislation is admittedly an additional administrative requirement to managing a let. However, it has been implemented with our best interests at heart, to safeguard from any potential problems later down the line.  I am sure you would agree, creating a transparency between tenant and landlord to begin with is a sensible approach.  

Right to Rent was introduced in the Immigration Act 2014, after which it was rolled out as a pilot scheme in the West Midlands.  We are now in the next phase of this process, which in a bid to create a fairer and more effective immigration system has seen a roll out across the UK.

As a responsible Lettings agency, our team at Mackenzie Smith have already been carrying out the necessary checks on your behalf for the last six months in anticipation of this legislation. So amidst the controversy created in the news, it actually will have little effect on you.  Quite simply, there is no harm in taking an additional security step through which we can continue letting with a little additional reassurance.  

If you have any further questions regarding ‘Right to Rent’ and how it may affect you, or whether you are seeking to let your property, please contact our Lettings team on 01252 514000 or lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Full details can also be found on the Government’s website.