Sections 20-37 of the Immigration Act 2014 require landlords to check the immigration status of their prospective tenants - and all prospective occupants over 18 - before they let out a property.
What are the restrictions that could prevent a visitor, worker, student, spouse, or tourist from renting a flat or apartment? What are the penalties? Must I show a prospective landlord my ENTIRE travel history? Can the landlord make photocopies and thus expose me to identity theft? Will the landlord keep my documents safe? Most importantly, how much extra time should I plan for when renting accommodation to allow for this new rule?
Note: I'm not asking if you agree with the rule, it's a matter a law. And I'm not asking how they plan to enforce it, because culpability lies solely upon the landlord, not the migrant.