Under section 22 of the Immigration Act (2014) from February 1st 2016 landlords/ agents are required to carry out ‘Right to Rent’ checks on all prospective tenants. These checks relate to immigration status and the right of individuals to stay in the UK. As a fair and non-discriminating company of repute Strawberry will apply the screening process to every new tenant looking to rent one of our properties. In order to proceed with a rental application we need to see (in person) relevant ID – this may be a valid UK/ EEA passport, a National Identity card, a Home Office certificate or a photographic Immigration Status document. In conjunction with 2 recent pieces of ‘proof of address’ correspondence, valid documents will be required prior to any application being processed. Where granted residency is time-limited a further check will be carried out prior to expiry of current permission. In every case a record of the checks made, the outcome and any further checks required will be kept on file.
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