The Home Office has published updated guidance for landlords carrying out right to rent checks. The adjustments to right to rent checks introduced on 30 March 2020 as part of the response to COVID-19 ended on 30 September 2022.
From 1 October 2022, landlords must carry out the prescribed checks as set out in the guidance: a manual right to rent check; a right to rent check using IDVT via the services of an identity service provider (IDSP); or a Home Office online right to rent check.
Conducting any of these checks will provide landlords with a statutory excuse which is a defence against a civil penalty.
For the guidance, click here.
For further information for landlords on how to conduct these checks, click here.