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Right to rent check comes into force

Right to rent check comes into force

If you are a residential property landlord, you should be aware that you are now required to check the right of your tenants to be in the UK before you rent out property in England.

Failure to check carries severe penalties of up to £3,000 per tenant, and the requirements even extend to sub-lets and lodgers.

You need to check all adults who will live in your property before the start of a new tenancy; but you also have to be careful not to discriminate unlawfully. You should:

  • Obtain a tenant’s original documents that allow them to live in the UK.
  • Check the documents with the tenant present.
  • Copy and keep the copied documents on file and record the date of the check.


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  • Clifford Fry & Co Accountants Salisbury
    St Mary’s House, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PU

    Telephone: 01722 743114

    Our Salisbury region covers the local areas of Amesbury, Downton and Fordingbridge.

  • Clifford Fry & Co Accountants Andover
    Basepoint, Andover Business Centre, Caxton Close, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3FG

    Telephone: 01264 326338

    Our Andover region covers the local areas of Stockbridge and Winchester.

  • Clifford Fry & Co Accountants Tidworth
    17 Station Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP9 7NW

    Telephone: 01980 258003

    Our Tidworth region covers the local areas of Shrewton, Bulford and Ludgershall.

  • Clifford Fry & Co Accountants Ringwood

    The Buckman Building,
    43 Southampton Road
    , Ringwood, Hampshire,
    BH24 1HE

    Telephone: 01425 536043

    Our Ringwood region covers the local areas in Hampshire.