Right to Rent checks
From 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England need to make Right to Rent checks.
This means checking that your new adult tenants have the right to be in the UK.
What you need to do:
- Check your property will be the tenant's main home.
- Ask your tenant for the original document or documents that show they can live in the UK. This might be a passport or a birth certificate - there's a full list of documents on GOV.UK.
- Check the documents while the tenant is with you. Check the name, photo, and expiry date.
- Make clear copies of the documents, record the date you made the check, and put the copies somewhere safe, keep them for 12 months after the tenant/lodger has left the property.
For more information on the requirements visit www.gov.uk/righttorentchecks
For a quick guide on how to complete the checks go to: