Welcome to Simply-Docs

Right to Rent Checklist for Lettings Agency


This updated Right to Rent Checklist for Lettings Agency helps a lettings agent check a new tenant’s “right to rent”. Since 1 February 2016, all landlords in England must check that a new tenant has the “right to rent”.

If a letting agent is carrying out the right to rent checks as part of their contract with the landlord, they should use the Right to Rent Checklist for Letting Agent template in our Estate Agency Documents folder (under Residential Lettings). If the landlord is carrying out these checks, they will need to use the Right to Rent Record/Checklist for Landlord template in our Residential Landlords folder (under Pre-Contract Documents). 

Unless the agent is using the Home Office online service, the agent must check the tenant’s identity documents, such as a passport, driving licence, birth certificate or immigration document, to verify that the tenant has the right to reside in the UK. The right may be unlimited or time limited. If the right is time-limited the agent will need to carry out a further check in 12 months or just before the end of the leave to remain (whichever is later).

This checklist includes a detailed list of acceptable documents, with instructions on what copies need to be taken and a list of matters that need to be checked for each document.

Biometric residence permits, biometric residence cards and frontier worker permits cannot be used for a manual right to rent check and an online right to rent check must be carried out instead. The identity of British and Irish Citizens who hold a valid passport can also be checked using 'identity verification technology' via the services of an identity service provider. The checklist has been updated to account for these changes. 

This document is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

Once you have purchased access to the appropriate document folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.

Right to Rent Checklist for Lettings Agency is part of Property Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Property Documents for 1 year.

Simply-4-Business Ltd Registered in England and Wales No. 4868909 Unit 100, Parkway House, Sheen Lane, London SW14 8LS