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Right to Rent Checks – Landlord’s Guide

The right to rent scheme was extended nationwide from 1st February and landlords are now required to check the immigration status of renters.

The Home Office has published an additional user guide on carrying out right to rent document checks as some landlords have expressed concerns that they are unsure of the documentation that they will need to obtain. The aim of this guide is to address some of those concerns. The guide provides:

  • A visual guide to each document which can be accepted as evidence of right to rent, either in isolation or in combination.
  • A "frequently asked questions" section to address some common queries. Please see A short guide for landlords on right to rent.

For further advice please contact David Redgate in our Commercial Property team.

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