Check if someone can rent your residential property

You must check anyone aged 18 or over who pays to use your property as their main home, for example, tenants, sub-tenants and paying house guests.

Use this service to find out:

  • which types of documents give someone the right to rent in the UK
  • how to check someone’s documents

You might get a fine (‘civil penalty’) if you rent your property to someone who does not have the right to rent.

If you’ve bought a property that already has tenants, you need proof that their last landlord did the check. You’ll still be responsible for carrying out further checks on your tenants in future.

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