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England | Immigration Act and Right to Rent (England) | Start of a Tenancy (England)

Existing EU tenants pre-Brexit

5 Sep 2022 | 1 comment

I have a number of EU tenants who have lived in our properties for many years.  When they applied for our properties we checked they had passports etc but I haven’t actually checked their settled status since Brexit.  Should I be re-checking their settled status or visa statuses?


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  1. guildy

    Assuming the checks at the time were correct (very basic for EU and sounds like you did everything necessary), no new reviews are required for existing ones.

    The statutory guidance says:

    There is no requirement for a retrospective check to be undertaken on EEA citizens who entered into a tenancy agreement up to and including 30 June 2021. You will maintain a continuous statutory excuse against a civil penalty if the initial checks were undertaken in line with the guidance that applied at the time you made the check.

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