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How to complete your Right to Rent with a Biometric Residence Card
How to complete your Right to Rent with a Biometric Residence Card
Updated over a week ago

In order to evidence your right to rent you must show the appropriate ID and documentation to your future agent/ landlord.

It is a legal requirement for agents and landlords to complete a right to rent check on all their tenants prior to moving in. Your agent/ landlord will also be required to keep a copy of the evidence so don't be alarmed if they take a photocopy.

Canopy has made these ID checks and document storage easier for both renters and agents. An agent will send you a request if they require this on your RentPassport.

Please note that all ID is not acceptable proof of right to rent. For a full list of valid right to rent evidence please click here. You are able to instantly verify your right to rent with a UK/IE passport.

If you have a Biometric Residence Card, please follow the steps below to complete your right to rent check.

Step 1:
Log into your RentPassport and select "Right to Rent" and click "Start Right to Rent check".


Step 2:

Choose 'Other Photo ID' and from the expanded list select 'UK Residence Card / Others'.

Please note: If you have previously completed ID verification, you will see the option to select this from your pre-verified ID list.


Step 3:

Click the link to the Home Office online service. With the change to government guidance, renters with a biometric residence card must evidence their right to rent with a share code.

Once you have obtained the code, please enter this into the 'Right to Rent Sharecode' field.


Step 4:

Congratulations, you have now completed your right to rent section. Your agent will review the right to rent evidence on the government portal using your share code and complete their checks.

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