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.
How to complete 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.
Log into your RentPassport and select "Right to Rent" and click "Start Right to Rent check".
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.
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.
Generating your Right to Rent share code
Once you have obtained the code, please enter this into the 'Right to Rent Sharecode' field.
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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