Right To Rent

To rent a property in England you must be able to show proof of your right to rent.

British and Irish Citizens

If you are a British or Irish citizen you have unlimited right to rent in the UK.  You can provide a current or expired passport to prove your right to rent.  If you do not hold a passport you can provider a valid UK driving licence & a UK birth certificate.

You can prove you have the Right to rent through a share code. You use a share code to prove you have the Right to rent through the Government.

The Government website is www.gov.co.uk/prove-right-to-rent you go on the site and you can share your details of your Right to rent in England including how long you can rent for.

You can use the service is you have;

  1. A biometric residence card or permit.
  2. Settled or pre-settle status
  3. You have applied for a visa and used UK immigration; ID check app to scan your identify document on your phone.

If you do not have these documents the Government website we have linked above provides you with other documents you can use.

In order to prove your Right to rent online you will need your date of birth, biometric residence permit, biometric card, passport or nationality ID card.

You then use through the click through site of the Government and they will then provide you with a share code. We would need this as Harringtons Lettings including your date of birth in order to use the share code to show you have the Right to rent.

Landlords/letting agents have to use the Government website to check the tenants right to rent in England. This can be done by landlord, agent or tenant subletting with the landlords permission.

The tenant needs to provide this and it can be used if the tenant has a biometric resident card or permit, has settled or pre-settled status and has applied for a visa.

We then go onto the site, use the tenants date of birth and the share code.

You can apply to the EU settlement scheme for settled or pre-settled status.

These could be either;

  1. Settled status.

Usually where you have lived in the UK for continuous 5 years.

  1. Pre-settled status.

You will not be asked to choose which one you are applying for. Which status you get usually depends on how long you have been living in the United Kingdom.

You may be able to offer settle status before you have 5 year continuous residence.

There are various ways this is worked out by the Government and you should read through their website in this regard.

From the 1st October 2022 we have to ensure that you have the Right to rent by obtaining the following;

  • Copies of your documents.
  • Using an online right to rent checking service
  • Contacting digital identify provider.

Who has the right to rent?

You have the right to rent if you are any of the following;

  • British or Irish citizen
  • You have an indefinite leave to remain
  • You have a refugee status or humanitarian protection
  • Having settled or pre-settled status under EU settlement scheme
  • You have permission to be in the UK for example on work or student visa
  • The home office has granted you a limited time to right to rent
  • If you have fled in the Ukraine War
  • If you are an asylum seeker. You do not normally have the right to rent but you get housing through the asylum seeker support system.

There are various documents you may need to provide us with in order to carry out this right to rent.

EU Citizens

If you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein you must provide a share code of your settlement status from the government’s website in order to prove your right to rent.

If you have settled or pre-settled status or applied for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document on your phone, please visit https://www.gov.uk/ to obtain your share code

You will need:

  • details of the identity document you used when you applied (your passport, national identity card, or biometric residence card or permit)
  • your date of birth
  • access to the mobile number or email address you used when you applied – you’ll be sent a code for logging in

Then follow the below steps to obtain your share code:

  • In the search bar type in ‘right to rent’
  • Select ‘View and prove your immigration status’ (eleventh option down)
  • Start now

Non EU Citizens

You must provide a share code from the government’s website in order to prove your right to rent.  We cannot accept physical copies of biometric immigration documents (current or expired) issued by the Home Office.  This includes Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) and Biometric Residence Cards (BRCs).

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/ to obtain your share code.  You will need your date of birth and details of one of the following:

  • your biometric residence permit
  • your biometric residence card
  • your passport or national identity card

Then follow the below steps to obtain your share code:

  • In the search bar type in ‘right to rent’
  • Select ‘Prove your right to rent in England’ (third option down)
  • Start now
  • Answer the questions that relate to your immigration status

If you have any questions regarding your UK Visa and Immigration status including your settlement status, you can contact UKVI.  Please visit the below link and follow the steps to obtain a contact telephone number.

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk/y

We cannot move you into the property without the correct documents being provided and the right to rent provisions being passed.

google-review Review
Roisin Lilley
Roisin Lilley
11:42 24 May 24
I recently had some problems with my previous agent and came to Beth for help! She took over the correspondence for me and sorted everything out for me! I can’t thank her enough for her patience and help!! I’d highly recommend her to other landlords that need help!
Chris Lilley
Chris Lilley
11:26 24 May 24
I’ve been a tenant with Harringtons Lettings for a while, they are great, they always sort out any issues I have quickly and efficiently, Beth in particular is really helpful and I’ll be going to her for my next rental property when I look to move in September!
Georgina Palzeaird
Georgina Palzeaird
11:21 24 May 24
Beth Roberts was a huge help when I needed to switch to a new letting agency. She was friendly and efficient and I’ve always felt I’m in safe hands.
Eliya Halim
Eliya Halim
10:26 24 May 24
Top service
Maryana Atiya
Maryana Atiya
10:20 24 May 24
Rees Harper
Rees Harper
17:53 21 May 24
Lauryn Keller
Lauryn Keller
15:20 03 May 24
Georgie was great on our viewing - super lovely, informative and honest. Thank you!
Sammi Richmond
Sammi Richmond
09:16 24 Apr 24
Well, they just contacted me via email asking for a review for money... so here, I guess.Does 3 stars get me that tenner? Probably not. Nothing terrible to say, but never had any issues with the property really. Don't enjoy that they were willing to pay for reviews though, seems sketchy.UPDATE: As the business has finally replied to my review 6 years later, I thought I would mention that I indeed have the email still as proof. Offer of £10 for a review, and to mention Rachel Erridge in the review. Also a prize of £200 to one lucky winner. The email was sent from the Harrington's admin email address. I can email the proof to whoever requests it.
Jayden Charles-Frempong
Jayden Charles-Frempong
01:20 18 Apr 24
Every interaction I've had so far with Harrington has been positive with workers responding to calls very quickly and addressing any queries efficiently.
severin severinov
severin severinov
10:05 11 Apr 24
It is very good that they do their job professionally and take care of the customers.
kate quick
kate quick
13:15 09 Apr 24
I am very happy and extremely grateful to have found Harringtons lettings and the beautiful flat that I am now living in. Not only is the flat perfect for me, ticks all the boxes and is in a great location; the whole communication/admin process was so fast and efficient. I spoke to many of the team, but the two main contacts initially were Georgie and Beth. Great personalities, friendly and fast at replying to emails and phone calls. It was all turned around very quickly and everyone at Harringtons seems to appear to really be happy in their jobs. Great letting agent and I would recommend them to others looking for a new home.
Michael Hollamby
Michael Hollamby
12:32 09 Apr 24
Having worked with many many lettings it has been refreshing to deal with such a dynamic and energetic team. From start to finish the team have outstanding. Special mention to Beth who has been fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend using Harringtons.
Celyn James
Celyn James
17:08 27 Mar 24
Great experience, Georgie was so knowledgeable and kind with any enquiries I had. Really put me at ease while house hunting, amazing service thank you so much!!
Madison Harris
Madison Harris
14:29 27 Mar 24
Georgie was so helpful and really kind very appreciative x
Amber-Rose Cook
Amber-Rose Cook
08:58 22 Mar 24
easy to use and navigate as a first time user
Buffy Vaughn
Buffy Vaughn
18:06 21 Mar 24
Harringtons have been so helpful so far. Everyone we’ve spoken to on the phone including Georgie have been so warm and receptive and easy to communicate with. As a couple renting together for first time me & Danny couldn’t have found better people to help us out, they’re clear and concise. We discovered them through Rightmove and would highly recommend anyone to use their services to rent with.Thanks guys!Buffy & Danny
Sajan Raja
Sajan Raja
01:48 21 Mar 24
Kerryn Johnson
Kerryn Johnson
16:58 18 Mar 24
Georgie was absolutely amazing! Very helpful, easy to talk to and all in all an absolute sweetheart. Made the process of renting and finding a property less stressful. Always happy to help and lovely to chat to!Thank you again for everything!
Julia Reinstein
Julia Reinstein
11:22 18 Mar 24
5/5 - Everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so friendly and patient with our move in documents. We found Harringtons through Rightmove, and have been really happy with our interactions. The team respond to queries efficiently and are happy to answer any and all questions.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
07:09 15 Mar 24
A really excellent agency, who are very easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommended.
Rob Rainbird
Rob Rainbird
18:04 13 Mar 24
Lovely staff and all round positive experience - Georgie is an absolute diamond and a credit to the team!
Tori Tor
Tori Tor
11:15 08 Mar 24
Harringtons have been really helpful and very swift with their responses. Georgie was very proffesional and really friendly when she did the viewings with me and Beth on the phone was again really helpful and gave me hope when I was explaining my eagerness to find somewhere new to live. Thanks Harringtons!
christos papanicolaou
christos papanicolaou
09:33 07 Mar 24
Staff were brilliant. Very helpful
Yasmin Bright
Yasmin Bright
20:54 01 Mar 24
I'm in a difficult situation at the moment with my landlord wanting to sell the flat that myself and my 3 children have been living in for 7 years. I came across Harringtons Viewings by applying to view some properties outside of my area.Unfortunately I haven't been able to sort anything with Harringtons, however I wanted to write this to say that they have been nothing but kind, warm and very understanding of my situation. I've been really impressed by their customer service (namely Georgie & Beth) and hope that they are able to find me something eventually!Thanks so much.Yasmin
Tegan
Tegan
17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
TheFlyingCrocodile
TheFlyingCrocodile
16:42 21 Feb 24
Went above and beyond to get things sorted for me
Brittany Stace
Brittany Stace
11:18 24 Jan 24
Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
Georgie Prebble
Georgie Prebble
20:36 05 Jan 24
Jade Innes
Jade Innes
10:24 04 Jan 24
So far the service has been good. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond to any questions and requests.
Polly Smith
Polly Smith
11:17 28 Dec 23
we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
Emma Howe
Emma Howe
16:06 14 Nov 23
I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
Akwisitions Feedback
Akwisitions Feedback
16:25 30 Oct 23
Very responsive and super helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Chloe Ballard
Chloe Ballard
17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball
11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
Ronan SK
Ronan SK
12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
Daniel Sutton
Daniel Sutton
10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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