I have previously blogged on the Right to Rent checks that landlords and agents are now responsible to undertake. The Immigration Act 2016 does not alter these but does increase the scope of the penalties that can be imposed on those who breach the requirements.

Whilst there are increased penalties against landlords, there are also wider powers for landlords to seek possession. These apply where either some or all of the tenants are illegal occupiers i.e. do not have the right to reside in the country.  

The landlord may require the assistance of the Secretary of State in effecting the possession process and it will be down to the landlord to obtain possession. The correct procedure will need to be followed therefore. Bury & Walkers LLP can assist with obtaining possession of a property.