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Changes to right to rent from 5th April 2022

  • From 30 September 2022

    From 30 September 2022 (inclusive) onwards, you will no longer be able to use the adjusted right to rent checking process for tenants brought into place on
    30 March 2020. This allowed tenants to show their original documents over a video call and share scanned copies or photos of these documents with you.
    You do not need to carry out retrospective checks on tenants who had an adjusted check between 30 March 2020 and 30 September 2022.


  • From 5 April 2022

    For holders of Biometric Residence Cards (BRC), Biometric Residence Permits (BRP), or Frontier Worker Permits (FWP)
    After 5 April 2022, tenants with these will only be able to use the online right to rent service to prove their right to rent. You will no longer be able to accept a physical card as evidence of right to rent, even if it shows a later expiry date. You do not need to carry out retrospective checks on tenants who proved their right to rent with a physical document before this date.


  • For British or Irish passport holders

    On and after 6 April 2022, landlords will be able to use accredited Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers to conduct digital checks on tenants who hold a British or Irish passport. Further guidance on how to access government-accredited providers is expected to be released
    prior to 6 April.


  • How to check right to rent online

    For you to check their right to rent online, the tenant must have either:
  • A biometric residence card or permit
  •  Settled or pre-settled status; or 
  • Applied for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan their identity document on their phone


Your tenant should provide you with a ‘share code’, which they will receive upon verifying their details through the GOV.UK online right to rent service. Enter the code into this GOV.UK page
along with their date of birth. This will show you their immigration status and whether they have a right to rent.

For more information, please refer to the Government’s Landlord’s guide to right to rent checks.

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