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Under Section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014 a landlord must not authorise an adult to occupy property as their only or main home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British citizen, or European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national, or has a Right to Rent in the UK. THE CHANGES The law introduces a requirement from 1 February 2016 for all landlords of private rental accommodation in England to carry out Right to Rent checks for new tenancy agreements to determine whether occupiers aged 18 and over have the right to live in the UK legally.

NOTE: The law does not apply to children (under the age of 18) living at the property and we only need to check people who will be using your property as their only or main home. We need to conduct checks on all adult occupiers not just the tenancy holder.