Landlords are obliged to check that prospective tenants have the right to rent a property in England. This applies to all tenants, including those who are British or European.
For more information, visit the Citizens Advice Website.
If you found our property through a lettings agent or estate agent, then they will carry out these checks. If you are not using an agent, we will ask to see your documents before you move in. We must see original documents in person (copies, scans or photos are not acceptable) and take copies of them.
Tenants fall into two categories: those who have a permanent right to rent, and those who are time limited.
To prove you have a permanent right to rent in England, you must provide any one of the following:
Any two of the following*:
* Other documents may be acceptable, please see UK Government Advice document for further details.
You may have a right to rent, but only for a certain period of time. To prove you have a limited right to rent, must provide any one of the following:
A more detailed list of acceptable documents can be downloaded here.
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