How to Verify the Right to Rent Privately Rented Housing

The course provides an overview of UK immigration law and the potential impact of Brexit. It explains in detail the controls on the right to rent to ensure that you understand the process and prevent coercive measures from being taken. This guide advises landlords, leasing agents, and homeowners on how to verify the right to rent privately rented housing. Please note that if you use a paid service, the legislation on tenant fees prohibits transferring this cost to applicants as a fee.

You should treat it as a business expense that's just a part of being an owner. Landlords and agents must verify the immigration status of the adults who will be living on the property before the tenancy begins. If your permit to stay in the UK has a time limit, the landlord must do another check within a year or when your visa ends, whichever is later. Everyone who has legal permission to stay in the UK has the right to rent residential housing as their only or primary home. However, if you leave your host's home and rent a property to a private landlord in England as your primary residence, you'll need to prove that you're entitled to rent.

If you or a person you live with don't have the right to rent, the landlord can evict everyone from the property. In this regard, nothing has changed since before the right to rent began, as associations normally accept that any appointment is in good faith under the appointment contract, including the right to a lease.However, properly carrying out rent right controls will establish a “legal excuse” that will avoid civil and criminal liability. They will be able to consult the real-time system of the Ministry of the Interior to make their decision on the right to rent without the need for any other documentation. The government says that to find out if you qualify for a rental permit, you should contact the owner of the case or the team that deals with your case, or ask when you visit an immigration information center. If you left Ukraine because of the war, you have the right to rent as long as you have permission from the Home Office to stay in the UK.

For example, some landlords think that they only have to prove the right to rent to people they don't think are British. If the landlord doesn't carry out the checks and doesn't confirm that the tenant has permission to enter or stay in the UK, they won't be able to rent them. It's a good idea to know beforehand what evidence you'll use to prove your right to rent and have them ready to show to the landlord. Yes, it is one of the landlord's obligations, so you must prove the right to rent to all tenants, regardless of whether you think they are British or not. If not, they must have a reference number from the Ministry of the Interior that allows you to verify their rights through the landlord verification service.

If the renter considers that he has unlimited permission to reside in the United Kingdom, but cannot submit any of the above documents, he can also establish an unlimited right to rent by submitting two other documents from a list drawn up by the Home Office. If landlords don't carry out these checks, they can evict you (forcing you to leave by law) and the landlord may risk getting a fine or even being sent to prison.