Guidance

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.

Documents

Landlord's guide to right to rent checks: 31 August 2021

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@homeoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

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.

We are aware this publication may have accessibility issues. We are reviewing it so that we can fix these. Read more about our accessible documents policy.

Published 2 November 2020
Last updated 31 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. First published.