8:05 AM, 14th October 2022, About 12 months ago
The government’s changes to the Right to Rent checks will be explained in detail in a free webinar being organised by Propertymark for its members and non-members.
Right to Rent checks require landlords and/or letting agents to determine the immigration status of all prospective adult tenants by checking their ID before the start of a tenancy.
Timothy Douglas, the organisation’s head of policy and campaigns, will be joined by Gillian Brown, a policy manager at the Home Office.
The webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, 19 October, at 11.30am.
The webinar will focus on the recent changes to the Right to Rent scheme that have come about with the end of ‘adjusted checks – brought in during the pandemic lockdown.
The duo will help landlords and letting agents understand the role of identity service providers (IDSP) and the new digital process for overseas nationals and EU citizens without settled or pre-settled status that was introduced on 1 October.
Mr Douglas said: “The combination of the end of Covid adjusted checks, the expiry of the Brexit transition period, and the Home Office digitisation process have led to significant changes to the Right to Rent process.
“Our guest from the Home Office will go through the new processes in more detail and answer any questions agents may have to help them fully understand what is required of them and the different ways that checks can be carried out.”
To book a place on the free Right to Rent webinar, visit the Propertymark website.