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Collection: Landlords: immigration right to rent checks

Updated: Added a link to new guidance for landlords on right to rent checks on undocumented Commonwealth citizens.

Check how the Home Office can help you if a prospective tenant is a Commonwealth citizen (known as ‘Windrush’ cases) who has the legal right to live in the UK but does not have the documents to prove it.

This collection provides information to make sure landlords, homeowners and letting agents carry out the necessary right to rent checks. It includes guidance on acceptable documents.

Landlords of properties throughout England must check that someone has the righ... t to rent before letting them a property.

Read an overview of right to rent checks and the civil penalties landlords can face for illegal renting.

If you’re a tenant, find out how right to rent affects you in our guide to private renting.