Our doors may be closed, but we’re still here for you. In line with government advice on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all our CJ Hole branches will be temporarily closed until further notice. The health and safety of our staff and customers is, of course, our number one priority. But while we might not be able to see you, we are still here if you need us. The CJ Hole teams are all working remotely, ensuring we can provide continuous support for all our customers. Please email your nearest branch directly through the website and, most importantly, stay safe and healthy during these difficult times

Industry group tries to reassure EU-born tenants over rental prospects

Industry group tries to reassure EU-born tenants over rental prospects

Thirty one per cent of European Union citizens living in the UK's private rented sector say they are worried that the result of the referendum will make it harder for them to rent.

The findings - from the National Landlords Association and based on 944 responses to the association's quarterly tenant panel research - also show that 25 per cent are worried that landlords will now be less willing to let to non-UK nationals following the Brexit vote.

The poll found that 18 per cent of private renters - which the NLA says represents around two million people - are EU citizens who currently have the right to freedom of movement within the EU.

"These findings show a significant proportion of tenants from the EU are genuinely concerned they'll have to uproot themselves from work, studies, or friends and family on the strength of the referendum," says Richard Lambert, chief executive officer at the NLA. 

"There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the referendum, but we want to reassure European citizens living in the UK it's simply not the case that landlords will stop letting to them just because the country has decided to leave," he adds.

"However, if the right to freedom of movement within the EU is curtailed during the exit negotiations, then landlords may have no other option than to end tenancies rather than facing fines and even jail time if they let property to someone without the legal right to remain in the UK."

Article courtesy of Letting Agent Today | Sign up for Letting Agent Today newsletter | Get this news on YOUR site!