EU citizen’s Right to rent in the UK?

EU citizen’s Right to rent in the UK?

15:29 PM, 4th May 2021, About 2 months ago 13

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Does an EU citizen who arrived in this country six months ago have the right to rent a property without having settled or pre settled status?

Advice from our agent who, of course, has an interest in placing this tenant, appears to conflict with what we are reading on Gov.UK web sites. Our understanding is that landlords cannot delegate legal liability to their agents and we need to ensure that we act in accordance with the law

Any clarification would be much appreciated

Thank you


Editor Note from >>

Checking EUEEA and Swiss citizens

Right to rent checks continue in the same way as now until 30 June 2021 for citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Continue checking their passport or national identity card as before. For family members of EUEEA or Swiss citizens, follow the usual guidance for documents you can accept for right to rent checks.

It’s against the law to ask EUEEA or Swiss citizens to show that they have settled status or pre-settled status when starting a new tenancy.

You will not need to make retrospective checks for existing tenants from 2021.


by Ian Simpson

10:50 AM, 8th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Can somebody please clarify what happens after 30 June 2021 please...? Can we let to EU Citizens or can't we...? ( New lets )

I assume existing Letting arrangements are unaffected...?

by Neil Patterson

18:19 PM, 8th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Unfortunately there is no clear government guidance yet!

by Chris @ Possession Friend

22:17 PM, 11th May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 08/05/2021 - 18:19
WHEN, is there CLEAR Gov. guidance ?

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