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Changing the Terms (England) | During the Tenancy (England) | England

Brexit and EU tenants

30 Dec 2020 | 1 comment

Is there any landlord responsibility to check that EU tenants have applied for settled status?  Or can their tenancies continue as normal with no further checks?

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  1. guildy

    You mustn’t ask for that currently.

    The right to rent provisions continue as they are until at least 30 June 2021.

    We continue to monitor the situation closely for any change.

    Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/check-tenant-right-to-rent-documents/how-to-check

    Checking EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

    Right to rent checks continue in the same way as now until 30 June 2021 for citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

    Continue checking their passport or national identity card as before. For family members of EU, EEA or Swiss citizens, follow the usual guidance for documents you can accept for right to rent checks.

    It’s against the law to ask EU, EEA or Swiss citizens to show that they have settled status or pre-settled status when starting a new tenancy.

    You will not need to make retrospective checks for existing tenants from 2021.

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