Are you ready for the new Right to Rent rules?

Are you ready for the new Right to Rent rules?

Landlords and agents will soon need to navigate increasingly bureaucratic Right to Rent rules when temporary Covid-adjusted measures come to an end on Friday (30th September).

Trade association Propertymark warns that a combination of factors means it won’t be a straight return from video checks to in-person checks; landlords will need to meet different requirements depending on the status of their prospective tenant.

Face-to-face checks now resume for British and Irish citizens, replacing video calls. Checks can be completed digitally, but landlords and agents will need to sign up to a UK government-certified and paid-for digital identity service provider (IDSP).

Overseas nationals

Checks on overseas nationals will have to be made either via the Home Office’s real-time and free-to-access system using a digital share code and date of birth provided by the tenant or using an IDSP. For EU citizens without settled or pre-settled status, the list of ID eligible for checks has been slimmed down because they must be processed as overseas nationals.