Landlord's guide to right to rent checks

This guidance advises a landlord, letting agent or homeowner how to conduct a right to rent check when letting privately rented accommodation.


Landlord's guide to right to rent checks: 17 January 2022

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Information on how landlords, letting agents and homeowners can comply with the right to rent scheme and how to carry out right to rent checks.

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Published 2 November 2020
Last updated 17 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Update on the use of BRP/Cs to prove right to work. Guidance for employers and Identity Service Providers (IDSPs) regarding the use of digital identity verification.

  2. Updated document with changes coming into force in April 2022, detailed in Annex E.

  3. Changes to the way those with outstanding applications to the EUSS evidence their right to rent, Annex C refers. Changes to the lists of acceptable documents: a) amendment to list B, document 5; b) addition at list B, document 11. Extension to the COVID-19 temporary adjusted right to rent checking process.

  4. New PDF version of Landlord’s guide to right to rent checks published.

  5. Added to page - new version of document showing rules that apply from 1 July 2021.

  6. Guidance updated to align with the UK leaving EU, with changes to the way EEA citizens will prove their right to rent.

  7. Updated guidance.

  8. First published.