Right to Rent Changes

Landlords and Agents: did you know that a new Home Office directive comes into force today?

As of today the new Codes of Practice changes what you need to do to carry out a Right to Rent check. As part of the introduction of a digitial identity service some documents, e.g. hard copies of biometric cards/frontiers worker permits for seasonal workers, will no longer be acceptable. In effect, this cancels the Covid-19 changes made last year.

The Home Office have confirmed that there is no requirement to conduct retrospective checks on any tenants who underwent the adjusted checks last year.

See links below for more information

Agent Alert: new government code in force today … (lettingagenttoday.co.uk)

Right To Rent: Government U-turn follows ARLA Propert… (lettingagenttoday.co.uk)