The "Right to Rent"
Under Section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014, a landlord should not authorise an adult to occupy a property as their main home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British Citizen, or EEA or Swiss National, or has the “Right to Rent” in the UK.
Someone will have the “Right to Rent” in the UK, provided that they are present lawfully in accordance with Immigration Laws. Landlords who breach Section 22 may be liable for a civil penalty.
As a result of Section 22 we will now conduct simple document checks before allowing adults to occupy rented accommodation, to ensure that prospective occupiers have the “Right to Rent” in the UK.
The attached “Right to Rent” document provides a list of the documentation that will be accepted.