Immigration Act 2014 – Residential Tenancies


For those of you who wish to take a look at the statutory instrument which brought about the change in law to require landlords to obtain proof of their tenant’s right to rent in the UK please see the linked documents below. One link is the Immigration Act 2014 itself and the other is the Explanatory Notes which sit alongside the Act.

Part 3 Chapter 1 deals specifically with Residential Tenancies and the obligations placed upon Landlords but you will see that the whole Act introduces some quite wide-reaching reforms of the UK immigration laws. 


Immigration Act 2014

Immigration Act 2014 Explanatory Notes

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the act with one of our accredited advisors please email and we will be more than happy to go through this with you.


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Important Update

As of the 1st July 2021 we are no longer able to carry out manual checks on EU nationals to confirm a right to rent.

From 1st July 2021, the majority of EEA citizens will prove their right to rent using the Home Office online service. Those who have made a successful application to the EU Settlement Scheme will have been provided with an eVisa and can only prove their right to rent using the Home Office online service ‘prove your right to rent in England’ available on GOV.UK:

To prove their right to rent from 1st July 2021, individuals will provide landlords with a share code and their date of birth which will enable landlords to check their Home Office immigration status via the online service available on GOV.UK:

We are still able to carry out manual checks for non EU nationals and family member of EU nationals in some instances, if you are unsure whether your prospective check meets this criteria please contact right to rent at