Identity document checks for Right to Rent
How do ID validation solutions help with Right to Rent compliance?
Makes the Right to Rent checking process quicker, efficent and more reliable
Reduces administration and ensures that you have a robust and consistent process for everyone
A range of easy to use ID validation solutions can help you with identity document checks whether you are checking a few documents or many thousands
Check documents on the move with our ID scanning App or validate images and scans of documents online
Our Document Helpdesk team, with government trained experts, are on hand if you need advice or guidance
Our range of solutions for Right to Rent checks
ID Scanner checks
Advance level ID document authentication
Online ID checks
The easiest way to check ID documents anywhere
Easily integrate ID checks with your existing systems
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A bit about Right to Rent...
Under the Immigration Act 2016, landlords or letting agents have to see, check and capture proof of identity from tenants over the age of 18 who are living at a property as their main home. Usually, this would be a passport, ID card or biometric residence permit. Any landlord who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that they are letting a property to an illegal migrant could face increased penalties, including a fine of up to £3,000 per illegal tenant.
You have to make Right to Rent identity checks on all tenants, regardless of their nationality or ethnicity, 28 days before their tenancy begins. And if the tenant’s documentation is only valid for a certain time-period, you should make the necessary follow up checks too.
If you’re a landlord, you can ask your letting agent to carry out the checks for you but you must get this agreement in writing. If a tenant sub-lets the property without you knowing, they should make the checks themselves.
A great place to start for more information on Right to Rent is the Home Office website.