LATEST NEWS - LANDLORD IMMIGRATION CHECKS
Under the Immigration Act 2015 private landlords have to make immigration checks on people applying to let a house or flat or take in a lodger. The checks apply from 1st December but only in parts of the West Midlands. A CIH briefing is available here and you can read here about a project to collect information on how the scheme is working. If you or someone you are advising are affected by the checks, please follow the link to take part in our survey.
CIH and BMENational have received a grant from the TDS Charitable Foundation to extend the website to cover migrants' access to the private rented sector, including the rules about immigration checks. Please check back in early January to see the new pages.
The Housing Rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
The CIH Housing Rights website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.