ID (Right to Rent)

by | May 22, 2023

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ID (Right to Rent)

In the United Kingdom, all referencing agencies are required by law to verify the ID of all tenants looking to rent, whilst in England the ID also needs to meet the Right to Rent requirements.

When your tenancy starts the landlord or letting agent is also required to check your ID in person and then keep a scan on record for the duration of your tenancy. 

ID requirements 

The image of the document should be clear with all information easily viable 

Objections and glare should be avoided as much as possible 

Both the front and back of the UK and EU passports, Immigration visas and Home Office Residence cards should be submitted and the image should include the whole ID photo page including the Machine-readable Zone (MRZ) 

Right to Rent regulations 

A UK passport is the most commonly accepted form of Right to Rent ID, while a few other forms are accepted Non-UK passport holders must supply a share code alongside their Passport to prove Right to Rent 

Without providing this information outlined by the HomeOffice, you will be unable to rent a property in England

ID for right to rent