Private Sector Housing
The Private Sector Housing Team works to improve the housing conditions for people within the Wychavon District. It does not matter whether the properties are owner occupied, tenants of private or housing association properties, freeholders, lease holder or if the property is empty.
We aim to provide an efficient, sympathetic service to all.
RIGHT TO RENT GOES LIVE ACROSS ENGLAND
Today, Right to Rent goes live across England. This means all private landlords, including anyone subletting or taking in lodgers, need to carry out quick and simple checks on all new tenants to make sure they have the right to rent property in the country.
The roll out of Right to Rent has been informed by input from a panel of experts from trade bodies, local authorities, and housing charities and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and backed up by stakeholder events with landlords and agents.
Landlords need to check identity documents for all new tenants and take copies. A wide range of documents can be used for the checks, and the Government has worked closely with housing and homelessness charities to design a document list which can accommodate different individual circumstances. This includes where people do not have traditional identity documents such as a passport.
There are resources available to help landlords comply with the new rules, including an online checking aid which landlords can use to guide them through the process and to request a check on anyone who has an outstanding case with the Home Office.
For more information about making the checks go to www.gov.uk/righttorentchecks
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The Private Sector Housing Department is situated at:
The Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Tel: 01386 565631
Fax: 01386 561092