RIGHT TO RENT IMMIGRATION CHECKS FOR LANDLORDS, AGENTS AND SUB-LETTERS – 1st February 2016
As you may be aware, The Right to Rent scheme - which requires landlords or agents to check ID of all prospective adult occupiers - is being rolled out across England from 1 February 2016. Where an adult occupier has a time limited right to remain, landlords and letting agents will need to conduct follow up checks. These need to be made 12 months from the initial check or at the expiry of the individual’s right to be in the UK, whichever is the later. You won’t have to make a further check if your tenant doesn’t have any time restrictions on their right to stay in the UK.
I have attached documents to explain these changes and also provided links to sites with more information, as well as a guide on how to check the right to rent documents that may be provided by a prospective tenant.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-rent-document-checks-a-user-guide - Right to rent document checks: a user guide
https://www.gov.uk/check-tenant-right-to-rent-documents - Right to rent checks