As of 6th April 2022, the government guidance in relation to right to rent checks has changed.
All renters with a Biometric Residence Card, Biometric Residence Permit, or Frontier Worker Permit will only be able to provide evidence of their right to rent using the Home Office online service only.
Landlords cannot accept physical cards, listed above, for the purposes of a right to rent check even if it shows a later expiry date.
For a full list of valid right to rent evidence please click here.
What is a right to rent share code?
A share code is a 9 character code generated through the Home Office online service which is valid for 90 days and can be used as many times within that period.
Renters can provide this share code with their prospective agents/ landlords alongside their date of birth in order for a right to rent check to be completed.
How to generate your share code
Follow the steps below to generate your share code and present this to your agent/ landlord.
Visit the Home Office online service and review the information. If you have everything you need click "Start now" under 'Prove your right to rent online'.
You will be asked about your immigration status and to provide details of your evidence, such as your biometric residence card number. You will also be asked to enter your date of birth.
Select the reason you need to share your status, in this case, you will select to prove their right to rent. You will be shown a preview of the information that will be shared with the agent or landlord.
Click "Create share code" and this will generate your unique 9 character code. You can now enter this code into your Rent Passport under the right to rent section (if requested).