Changes to right to rent checks for EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens and extension of “Covid-adjusted” checks

The Government has confirmed how letting agents and landlords will check the right to rent status of EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens from 1 July 2021

Posted: July 14, 2021



Changes to right to rent checks

The Government has confirmed how letting agents and landlords will check the right to rent status of EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens from 1 July 2021, many of whom will no longer be able to physically document their right to rent in England after this date. Citizens from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who have successfully applied to the EU Settlement Scheme or for a UK visa will need to use the Government’s new “View and Prove” online service to share their right to rent status with landlords and letting agents.

Meanwhile, the Government has extended the virtual right to rent checks on all other nationalities in England by an extra month to 31 August 2021, to reflect the extension of lockdown restrictions. The Government has also dropped its requirement for letting agents and landlords to carry out retrospective right to rent checks on tenants for this period.

We check your tenants’ right to rent as part of our referencing, if you have any questions on the changes, don’t hesitate to get in touch.