Guidance for landlords, homeowners and letting agents affected by the introduction of right to rent immigration checks.
The codes of practice explain:
- if your property is affected
- if any exemptions apply
- how to carry out a right to rent check
- what documents individuals can show you as evidence of their right to rent
- when and how to request a right to rent check from the Home Office
- how to avoid unlawful discrimination when conducting immigration right to rent checks
Since 1 December 2014, landlords of properties in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton have had to check that someone has the right to rent before letting them a property. From 1 February 2016 this will apply to landlords of properties throughout England.
If you’re a tenant, find out how right to rent affects you in our guide to private renting.