Guidance for landlords, homeowners and letting agents affected by the introduction of right to rent immigration checks.
The code of practice explains:
- 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
- how the civil penalty scheme works
Landlords of properties throughout England should check that someone has the right to rent before letting them a property.
If you’re a tenant, find out how right to rent affects you in our guide to private renting.
A collection of guidance is also available to help landlords, homeowners and letting agents carry out correct right to rent checks and avoid civil penalties.