Tenant Fees Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Moved by Baroness Gardner of Parkes

32A: Schedule 1, page 26, line 29, at end insert—“Payment in respect of identity and immigration status checks11 (1) A payment for or in connection with the costs associated with carrying out identity and immigration status checks on the tenant is a permitted payment.(2) But, in the case of a payment to a landlord, if the amount of the payment exceeds the reasonable costs incurred by the landlord for or in connection with the provision of the identity and immigration status checks, the amount of excess is a prohibited payment.(3) In sub-paragraph (1), a check on the immigration status of the tenant means the conduct of checks by the landlord pursuant to ensuring compliance with section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014.”