Immigration Right to Rent checks

RIGHT TO RENT


If you are taking on a new tenancy and renting it as your main home, you must prove that you have a right to rent property in England.

You will be exempt from this requirement if you live in:

  • student accommodation, for example halls of residence
  • accommodation provided by your employer as part of your job or training
  • social housing
  • accommodation provided by the council
  • hostels and refuges
  • a care home, hospital or hospice
  • accommodation with a lease of 7 or more years

Your landlord (or letting agent) must:

  • check your original documents to make sure you have the right to rent a property in England
  • check the documents of any other adults living in the property
  • make copies of your documents and keep them until you leave the property
  • return your original documents to you once they’ve finished the check

Your landlord must not discriminate against you, for example because of your nationality.

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