Agents/Landlords must do a follow up right to rent check to ensure renters can still rent their property in the UK if there’s a time limit on their permission to stay.
You may incur a penalty if you fail to do a follow up check and the renters permission to stay expires.
You can do a follow up check before the end of your tenant’s permission to stay in the UK or 12 months after your previous check, whichever comes first.
Due coronavirus (COVID-19) there are temporary changes to the way you can check documents. Ensure you read the government guidance. This includes making checks on a video call, and what to do if someone cannot provide any accepted documents.
You do not have to do a follow-up check if there’s no time limit on your tenant’s permission to stay in the UK.
If your tenant fails a follow-up check
You must notify the Home Office if you find out that a renter can no longer legally rent property in England after doing a follow up check.
You could be fined or sent to prison for up to 5 years if your renter fails a follow up check and you do not report it to the Home Office.