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

Right to rent follow up checks

26 Jul 2021 | 1 comment

Sorry, my first attempts to ask this question submitted a blank question!

Am I right in thinking that my one tenant, who was a Spanish national when we started renting to him, does not require me to do a follow up check at all? (unless we sign a new tenancy agreement presumably?)

Also, is there a pro forma you could point me to for starting a follow up check on a Third Country National please?



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  1. guildy

    You’re right, there’s no need to do follow up checks for EU where the guidance at the time was followed. This includes a renewal because the checks were only needed “before occupation”.

    A follow up check where needed should be done around 28 days before it’s due and is essentially the same as it was before occupation (check ID and visa documents for example). The ideal and easiest solution is to ask the tenant to provide you with a Home Office share code because all the work is done and you just save the PDF to your system. However, a tenant can’t be compelled to use the share code system, it must be voluntary.

    Please see here for links to updated guidance and also the online sharing system.

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