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Landlord ‘right to rent’ guidance updated

Landlords who use letting agents to undertake ‘right to rent’ tenant checks must have a written agreement to this effect if they wish to avoid responsibility – and possible exposure to civil penalties.

This is the advice in revised Landlord’s guide to right to rent checks issued by the Home Office this week.

Such agreements must make clear that:

Most significant changes in this guidance from the previous version are to do with changed status of EU nationals, changes to the lists of acceptable documents, and extension to the COVID-19 temporary adjusted right to rent checking process (previously reported in Landlord Knowledge).