How do EEA nationals prove their right to rent in the UK?
Since 1st July 2021, the way that EEA, EU and Swiss nationals prove their right to rent has changed. Landlords can face a civil penalty if they rent out their property without carrying out the correct right to rent checks.
EEA, EU or Swiss nationals can prove their right to rent in the UK by providing the landlord with a valid immigration document such as:
– Proof of settled/pre-settled EU Settlement Status
– Biometric Residence Card/ Permit
Landlords can either check a physical document or can use the Home Office online checking service which allows checks to be carried out via video call. Landlords will need the tenant’s date of birth and “share code” from the Gov.UK ID check app so that the checks can be completed online.
It must be noted that landlords would not need to do retrospective checks on EEA, EU or Swiss nationals for those who entered tenancies before 30 June 2021.
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