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My lettings agency referred a young Romanian couple who plan to marry next year to view my house . Who is really responsible for doing the new checks demanded by the right to rent clause in the 2014 Immigration Act , the agency or me ? The consequences of making mistakes sound horrendous , whereby tenants could end up unemployed without benefits yet able to live rent free under human rights act , the landlord gets fined and is still responsible for housing them and gets no rent !!! How can I cover my back without falling foul of discrimination laws? The couple appear ok and he has a good job ; but agency says his name will be on agreement .How can I check her status without offending them ? what legal obligation does the agency have in this regard aside from just doing routine credit checks , referencing and guarantors ? It feels as if it will be my neck on the block and nobody else's if they screw up!,

Questions & AnswersCategory: General QuestionsMy lettings agency referred a young Romanian couple who plan to marry next year to view my house . Who is really responsible for doing the new checks demanded by the right to rent clause in the 2014 Immigration Act , the agency or me ? The consequences of making mistakes sound horrendous , whereby tenants could end up unemployed without benefits yet able to live rent free under human rights act , the landlord gets fined and is still responsible for housing them and gets no rent !!! How can I cover my back without falling foul of discrimination laws? The couple appear ok and he has a good job ; but agency says his name will be on agreement .How can I check her status without offending them ? what legal obligation does the agency have in this regard aside from just doing routine credit checks , referencing and guarantors ? It feels as if it will be my neck on the block and nobody else's if they screw up!,
steve williams asked 3 years ago

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