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Right to Rent was introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 and it is really important for both tenants and landlords.

What is a Right to Rent Check?

This is when a prospective adult occupant of a rental property shows their identity documents in person to a landlord or letting agent.  We must take a copy of the documents seen and record the check being completed.

Our Responsibilities

As your Agent we must:

Check all adult tenants who will live in property as their only or main home.

Ask tenants for the original documents that show they have the right to be in the UK.

Check the original documents with tenant and ensure they are valid.

Take copies of the original documents and record when the check was completed.

Conduct follow-up checks at the appropriate time (eg repeat the check when a tenants visa expires).

What documents are acceptable?

Acceptable documents that are required are:

Your biometric residence permit.

Your passport or National Identity Card

For further information please go to the government website:  https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/document-checks