When should a follow-up right to rent check be conducted?

Where the initial right to rent checks are satisfied with a document from List B, or where the Landlords Checking Service has provided a ‘yes’ response to a request for verification of a right to rent, a landlord establishes a time-limited statutory excuse. This time-limited statutory excuse lasts until the later of the following:

• 12 months
• until expiry of the person’s permission to be in the UK
• until expiry of the validity of their document which evidences their right to be in the UK

Follow-up checks should be undertaken before this time-limited statutory excuse expires or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter in order to maintain a statutory excuse.

Further Reading

Code of practice on illegal immigrants and private rented accommodation

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