03 Nov 2020

The government has this week revealed temporary changes to the way landlords can check documents required for Right To Rent.

There have been changes to allow requests for digital versions of documents, making checks on a video call, and how to approach situations where prospective tenants don’t have the document required. 

The new guidance also includes information on checking the validity of documents and retaining evidence in the current circumstances.

It is perhaps an indication of the complexity of the Right To Rent checks that the latest version of the guide, which includes pictogram elements to show the process, runs to 43 pages including appendices and draft letters.

Most of the first 33 pages are dedicated to defining acceptable documents which can be taken as evidence of the prospective tenant’s Right To Rent by the landlord or agent.

You can see the full guide here

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