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Tenant, Permitted Occupier and Guarantor Identification Requirements

How do I confirm my identification?

Prior to granting your tenancy, we will need to confirm your identity, the identity of your guarantor and/or the permitted occupier (if applicable).
To do this we require two forms of identification. Please read the requirements below and if you have any questions or concerns just get in touch!

LIST A - ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID
Current Passport
UK, EEA or international photo card driving licence
National identity card
EEA member state identity card
VISA
CIS4 - Registration cards for the construction industry
LIST B - ACCEPTABLE SECONDARY ID
Any photographic identification included within 'LIST A'
Full old style driving licence
Utility bill issued within the last three months (gas, electric, satellite television or landline phone bill)
Local Authority Council tax bill for the current tax year
Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement or passbook dated within the last three months
Current council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year
Electoral Register entry
UK birth certificate (issued within twelve months of the date of birth)
Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals
NHS Medical card or letter confirming registration with a GP's practice
Solicitors letter confirming recent house purchase within the last three months
HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year
Benefits book or original notification letter from the Benefits Agency
Original Mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year
Land registry confirmation of address

Right to Rent in the UK Document Checks

In accordance with Section 2 of the Immigration Act 2014, a Landlord/Agent must not authorise an adult (anyone over the aged of 18) to occupy a property as their main or only home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British Citizen, Swiss National, from a European Economic Area or has other proof of a continued ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. Thornley Groves Estate Agents carry out ‘Right to Rent’ checks, via our preferred choice of Referencing Agent, Goodlord, on every applicant applying to rent a property through us, in order to determine that all adults occupying the property have the right to rent in the UK.

Digital evidence of immigration status

Individuals who have been provided with digital status via an eVisa can only prove their right to rent using the Home Office online service on GOV.UK: Prove your right to rent in England Individuals using the service will generate a 9-character long share code that can be passed on to a landlord/agent, which, when entered alongside the individual‘s date of birth, enables the landlord/agent to access their right to rent information. The share code will be valid for 90 days from the point it has been issued and can be used as many times as needed within that time. Share codes can only be used for the purpose they were originally selected for. All status share codes begin with a letter denoting the purpose the share code can be used for. Where a share code begins with the letter ‘R‘, this will indicate that the share code has been generated by a tenant to evidence their right to rent. Landlords/agents will not be able to accept or use share codes which begin with the letter ‘W‘ or ‘S‘ as these are designed for other services.

Documents which are no longer acceptable for a manual right to rent check

  • A passport or national identity card showing that the holder is a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • A registration certificate or document certifying permanent residence issued by the Home Office to an EEA/Swiss citizen
  • A residence card or permanent residence card issued by the Home Office to a family member of an EEA/Swiss citizen
  • A biometric immigration document (current or expired) issued by the Home Office. This includes Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) and Biometric Residence Cards (BRCs)

  • The following checklist confirms the suitable documentation that can be used to confirm your Right to Rent in the UK, as per the Home Office publication 'Right to Rent Checks: A guide to immigration documents for tenants and landlords 6 April 2022'


    Click here to view The UK Home Office's document "Right to Rent checks: A guide to immigration documents for tenants and landlords"

    LIST A GROUP 1 - ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS WHICH PROVE AN UNLIMITED RIGHT TO RENT IN THE UK
    If a prospective tenant can produce one document from this group then a continuous statutory excuse will be established
    A passport (current or expired) showing that the holder is a British citizen, or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the 'right of abode' in the UK
    A passport or passport card (in either case, whether current or expired), showing that the holder is an Irish citizen
    A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Isle of Man, which has been verified as valid by the Home Office Landlord Checking Service, showing that the holder has been granted unlimited leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU(J) to the Jersey Immigration Rules, Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 or Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules
    A passport or other travel document (in either case, whether current or expired) endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, or is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK
    An immigration status document (current or expired) containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it is allowed to stay in the UK indefinitely or has no time limit on their stay in the UK
    A current immigration status document issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the holder is either ‘exempt from immigration control’, has ‘indefinite’ leave in the UK, has the ‘right of abode’ in the UK, or has ‘no time limit’ on their stay in the UK
    A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen
    LIST A GROUP 2 - ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS WHICH PROVE AN UNLIMITED RIGHT TO RENT IN THE UK
    If a prospective tenant can produce any two documents from this group then a continuous statutory excuse will be established
    A birth certificate issued in the UK
    An adoption certificate issued in the UK
    A birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or IrelandAn adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland
    An adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland
    A letter which:
  • is issued by a government department or local authority no longer than three months before the date on which is presented
  • is signed by a named official stating their name and professional address;
  • confirms the holder's name
  • confirms that the holder has accessed services from that department or authority or is otherwise known to that department or authority
  • A letter which:
  • is issued no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented
  • is signed by a British passport holder who is or has been a professional person* (see annex below for list of suitable people) or who is otherwise of good standing in their community and confirms the holder‘s name
  • states how long the signatory has known the holder, such period being of at least three months‘ duration, and in what capacity
  • states the signatory‘s name, address, profession, place of work and passport number
  • A letter issued by a person who employs the holder no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented, which indicates the holder's name and confirming their status as an employee and employee reference number or National Insurance number and states the employer's name and business address.
    A letter issued by a police force in the UK no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented, confirming that the holder has been the victim of a crime in which a document listed in List A (Group 1) belonging to the holder has been stolen and stating the crime reference number.
    An identity card or document issued by one of Her Majesty‘s forces or the Secretary of State confirming that the holder is or has been a serving member in any of Her Majesty‘s forces
    A letter issued by Her Majesty‘s Prison Service, the Scottish Prison Service or the Northern Ireland Prison Service confirming that the holder has been released from the custody of that service no longer than six months before the date on which that letter is presented and confirming their name and date of birth.
    A letter issued no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented by an officer of the National Offender Management Service in England and Wales, an officer of a local authority in Scotland who is a responsible officer for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or an officer of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland confirming the holder‘s name and date of birth and confirming that the holder is the subject of an order requiring supervision by that officer.
    A current licence to drive a motor vehicle granted under Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (to include the photocard licence in respect of licences issued on or after 1st July 1998) or Part 2 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (to include the photocard licence).
    A certificate issued no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented, by the Disclosure and Barring Service under Part V of the Police Act 1997, the Scottish Ministers under Part 2 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 or the Secretary of State under Part V of the Police Act 1997 in relation to the holder.
    A document, or a screen shot of an electronic document, issued no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented, by Her Majesty‘s Revenue and Customs, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Northern Ireland Department for Social Development or a local authority confirming that the holder is in receipt of a benefit listed in section 115(1) or (2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
    A letter which:
  • is issued no longer than three months before the date on which it is presented
  • is issued by a public authority, voluntary organisation or charity in the course of a scheme operated to assist individuals to secure accommodation in the private rented sector in order to prevent or resolve homelessness
  • confirms the holder‘s name
  • states the address of a prospective tenancy which the authority, organisation or charity is assisting the holder to obtain
  • A letter which:
  • is issued by a further or higher education institution in the UK
  • confirms that the holder has been accepted on a current course of studies at that institution
  • states the name of the institution and the name and duration of the course
  • LIST B - DOCUMENTS WHICH SHOW A TIME-LIMITED RIGHT TO RENT IN THE UK
    If a prospective tenant can produce one document from this group, then a time-limited statutory excuse will be established. A follow-up check will be required in accordance with the regulation.
    A current passport or other ‘travel document‘ endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK for a time limited period
    A current immigration status document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the holder has been granted limited leave to enter or remain in the UK.
    A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey or the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Isle of Man, which has been verified as valid by the Landlord Checking Service, showing that the holder has been granted limited leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU(J) to the Jersey Immigration Rules, Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 or Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules
    A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, or Isle of Man, showing that the holder has made an application for limited leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the Jersey Immigration Rules or Appendix EU(J) to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 or Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules (as the case may be), together with a Positive Right to Rent Notice issued by the Home Office Landlord Checking Service.
    A document issued by the Home Office confirming an application for leave to enter or remain, under Appendix EU to the immigration rules (known as the EU Settlement Scheme), made on or before 30 June 2021 together with a Positive Right to Rent notice issued by the Home Office Landlord Checking Service.
    A Certificate of Application (digital or non-digital) issued by the Home Office showing that the holder has made an application for leave to enter or remain, under Appendix EU to the immigration rules (known as the EU Settlement Scheme), on or after 1 July 2021, together with a Positive Right to Rent Notice issued by the Home Office Landlord Checking Service.
    A passport of a national of an EEA country, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or the USA who is a visitor to the UK, together with evidence of travel to the UK that provides documentary evidence of the date of arrival in the UK in the preceding six months.

    Annex A - List of acceptable professional persons

    • Accountant
    • Airline Pilot
    • Articled Clerk of a limited company
    • Assurance Agent of recognised company
    • Bank/Building Society Official
    • Chairman/Director of limited company
    • Chiropodist
    • Civil Servant (permanent)
    • Commissioner of Oaths
    • Counciler, eg. local of county
    • Dentist
    • Director/Manager/Personnel Officer of a VAT-registered company
    • Engineer - with professional qualifications
    • Financial services intermediary, eg. a stockbroker or insurance broker
    • Fire Service Official
    • Funeral Director
    • General Practitioner (Doctor)
    • Insurance Agent (full time) of a recognised company
    • Journalist
    • Justice of the Peace
    • Legal Secretary - fellow or associate member of the institue of Legal Secretaries and PAs
    • Licensee of public house
    • Local Goverment Officer
    • Manager/Personnel Officer of a limited company
    • Member, associate or fellow of a professional body
    • Member of Parliament
    • Merchant Navy Officer
    • Minister of a recognised religion
    • Nurse - RGN or RMN
    • Officer of the armed services
    • Optician
    • Paralegal - certified paralegal, qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals
    • Person with honours, eg. an OBE or MBE
    • Pharmacist
    • Photographer - professional
    • Police Officer
    • Post Office Official
    • President/Secretary of a recognised organisation
    • Salvation Army Officer
    • Social Worker
    • Solicitor
    • Surveyor
    • Teacher/Lecturer
    • Trade Union Officer
    • Travel Agent (qualified)
    • Valuer or Auctioneer - Fellows and Associate Members of the Incorporated Society
    • Warrant Officers and Chief Petty Office

    Any questions or concerns?

    Get in touch! Our helpful team is here to assist you with anything you may need. Give us a call or send an email to your property manager.

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