What does it mean for students?
The new legislation will also impact on most students, as landlords have to carry out checks on your identity and immigration status to ensure you have the 'Right to Rent'. Details about these checks are detailed in this factsheet. There are exemptions in place for purpose built student accommodation, meaning you will not be subject to checks if you are living in private halls or university owned halls.
You can also view another useful article on the impact on students, also appearing in Housing Matters, Issue 111 (April 2016).