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.

 

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.

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