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Immigration: 'Right to rent' checks start in West Midlands

Landlords in the West Midlands who fail to check whether prospective tenants are in the country legally will face a £3,000 fine, under a new rule expected to be rolled out across the UK.

The Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton area is the first where the check must be made.

Landlords now must ask to see evidence of a person's identity and citizenship.

BBC Asian Network's Poonam Taneja reports.

  • 01 Dec 2014
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