The Home Office have recently issued guidance which advises a landlord, letting agent or homeowner how to conduct a right to rent check when letting privately rented accommodation.
Here’s what you need to know.
(Updated as of 02 November 2020)
The guidance includes advice on:
- Which letting arrangements fall within the scheme
- Who may be liable for a civil penalty
- Transfer of liability
- Who can occupy residential accommodation
- Letting arrangements that fall within the scheme
- How to conduct a right to rent check
- When to end a tenancy due to immigration status
- What are the sanctions if you are found to be renting to a disqualified person
- List of acceptable documents for a document-based right to rent check
- Right to tent checks for EEA and Swiss nationals
- Temporary adjusted right to rent checks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.
For more information on right to rent document checks: a user guide, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.
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Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.
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