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Right to rent checks

Guidance on right to rent checks

You must check that a tenant or lodger can legally rent your residential property in England.

Before the start of a new tenancy, you must check all tenants aged 18 and over, even if:

  • they’re not named on the tenancy agreement
  • there’s no tenancy agreement
  • the tenancy agreement isn’t in writing

-Guidance on checking your tenants right to rent

-Right to rent documents: A user guide



Last updated Tuesday, 13th February 2018

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