What is a Right to Rent check?
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A right to rent check is when a prospective renter shows their landlord or letting agent their documents, such as identity documents, in order to verify they can legally rent a property in the UK.

The responsibility to carry out these checks falls on the landlord as it is a legal requirement to ensure a renter has the right to rent in the UK but this responsibility may be passed onto the letting agent. You will not be able to proceed with your tenancy application if you fail this check.

It is your responsibility to provide your agent or landlord with the correct documentation. The government has provided a list of documents that are acceptable proof of this, to find out more click here.

Please note: Once you have pre-validated your right to rent with Canopy, you will still need to show your Agent or Landlord the actual documents in person - as this is a legal requirement.

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