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We have outlined some key features of the new Right to Rent checks. It outlines who is responsible for the checks, lists acceptable documentation, and explains what follow up action you may need to take.
The liability for the checks is with the actual landlord of the property. The only time this will change is if the letting agent and landlord enter into an agreement that the agent will accept responsibility for carrying out the checks.
The requirements differ for potential tenants from EEA countries (EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland, and for those from outside these countries.
Two of the following:
Tenants from other countries
The following documentation must be endorsed to indicate that the named person may stay in the UK for a time-limited period:
These checks need to be followed up either, a) 12 months from the date of the previous check or b) before the expiry of the person’s right to live in the UK.