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14 Jan 2016

Right to rent

The Home Office has announced that from 1 February 2016, the Right to Rent scheme will be extended across England.

This means all private landlords in England will be required to check their tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting a property. Where accommodation is provided to school staff, these checks will likely have already been carried out, but if schools own property that is rented out to members of the public, codes of practice must be followed from 1 February 2016.

The Home Office has also produced some short guidance.

In respect of the impact this may have on Host Families/Guardians who receive payment for accommodating pupils, the Home Office has confirmed the following to ISC:

Right to Rent provisions do not apply to children under the age of 18. If there are other circumstances where the student is over 18, then there are several factors to consider. In order to fall under the scheme the person must be using the accommodation as their only or main home and be paying rent. There is an exemption from the scheme for ‘student halls of residence or accommodation provided to students which has been specifically nominated for their use by an educational institution’. So if accommodation is arranged for a student by a school or college they can issue a letter nominating its use for that purpose, and that provides assurance to a landlord that they do not need to conduct checks.

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