Right to Rent Update – Nearly 200 Illegal Migrants Uncovered In Landlord Crackdown

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A crackdown on rogue landlords across the UK who are renting to illegal migrants has led to almost two hundred arrests. (Source)

The operation had been named ‘Operation Magnify’, and over 250 properties were raided by Immigration Officers across the UK and took place between January and June this year.

There were approximately 24 landlords caught during the six-month operation. They were each fined up to £3,000 for every illegal worker found renting their properties, and nearly two hundred illegal migrants were arrested during the process.

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