The government has published an updated Right to Rent guide, effective from November 2020. The updated version is designed to minimise the effects of Covid-19 on hindering landlords to confirm the eligibility of prospective tenants and includes temporary changes to the way letting agents and landlords can conduct checks and individuals can prove their right to rent.
The changes allow requests for digital versions of documents, making checks on a video call, and guidance on how to approach situations where prospective tenants don’t have the documents required.
The new guidance also includes information on checking on checking the validity of documents and retaining evidence of the current circumstances.
You can see the full guidance HERE.