Right to rent immigration checks: summary guidance for landlords

Summary guidance to help you ensure you only let property to people with a right to rent in the UK.

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Summary guidance for landlords

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This guidance helps you decide whether to carry out right to rent checks when letting property and the process to follow. It includes information explaining:

  • which people should you check
  • how to make a right to rent check
  • the penalties you face if you don’t make these checks
Published 4 November 2014