Amber Rudd, as Home Secretary, spoke about the Governments plans to clamp down on landlords renting to people who are not are not legally permitted to live in the UK and from December anyone ignoring the Right to Rent rules will be committing a criminal offence and could be jailed.
Landlords can ask any agents that manage or let their property to carry out the checks on their behalf.
So it is vital that both landlord and letting agents receive the right information and support on how these checks should be carried out and which documents are acceptable.
The Home Office have published a guide that provides information and the rules for document checks, examples of acceptable documents and what to do if you do not have standard identity documents.
Download a copy of the Home Office Right to Rent Document Checks: A User Guide
We’d be interested to know your thoughts and opinions on this legislation and what procedures you are putting in place to ensure this takes place at the beginning of every new tenancy.