Right to rent document checks: a user guide

Guidance for landlords and tenants on how right to rent checks should be carried out and which documents are acceptable.


Right to rent document checks: a user guide

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This guidance provides you with information about the rules for document checks, examples of acceptable documents and frequently asked questions.

You will also be able to find information on:

  • checking the validity of documents
  • retaining evidence
  • what you can do if you do not have standard identity documents
Published 15 January 2016
Last updated 30 November 2016 + show all updates
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