Right to Rent checks

Fast and simple Right to Rent checks for your tenants

Easily verify all adult tenants have the Right to Rent your property with certified ID Verification checks from Creditsafe.

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Verify a tenants Right to Rent status in minutes

With ID Verification Plus, you can now perform identity checks on prospective tenants quickly and securely, ensuring that you stay ahead of the game when it comes to compliance.

From verifying tenant identities to conducting thorough background and right-to-rent checks, we've got you covered.

Take a selfie

Our software uses biometric facial recognition technology to confirm that the selfie matches the image on the ID document.

Liveness test

Our passive liveness technology is designed to detect the presence of a live person.

Take a photo of ID Document

Our system checks to confirm that passports and documents are valid and genuine.

What our Right to Rent checks include:

From onboarding to ongoing verification, Creditsafe can help with the following types of checks:

ID Verification

Financial Sanctions

Proof of Address

Politically Exposed Persons

Electoral Roll confirmation

Age Verification

HALO database mortality

Safe Harbour

Enhanced AML

Speed up the contract signing process

When it comes to letting, the experience of the tenant is just as important as the process itself. With our digital Right to Rent checks, the tenant can easily submit their details online, with no need for paperwork or face-to-face contact. Once completed, all that’s left to do is send your tenants the final tenancy agreement for them to sign digitally.

Validate digital identities on the go

Make it as easy as possible for tenants to sign up by simply taking a photo of their ID with their mobile device.

Fast-track Right to Rent checks

Capture and verify tenants details online, with no need for paperwork or face-to-face contact.

Save time & reduce costs

Perform checks in real-time and reduce the often complex, time-consuming and expensive processes.

We look after the data so you don’t have to

Failure to carry out Right to Rent checks or rent to someone who does not have the right to rent may result in financial penalties and, in some cases, criminal charges. 

We'll provide you with a detailed report that includes an image of the tenant's passport and metadata that confirms our certification as an IDSP. This data is stored securely on our encrypted systems for you to access it only when you need it.


Frequently asked Right to Rent questions

What is Right to Rent?

Right to Rent requires lettings agents in England to check that all tenants who occupy their properties have legal status to live in the UK. This means that before you can rent a home in England, a letting agent must undertake ID checks prior to letting out the property.

What are the benefits of digital right to rent checks?

Digital ID verification offers significant advantages, such as enhanced safety and consistent accuracy, resulting in decreased fraud risk. Additionally, it provides a faster and more convenient way to conduct Right to Rent checks. Up until now, the process of checking someone’s Right to Rent status has been mostly manual, involving laborious and time-consuming processes. It also relies on business owners and landlords being able to detect fraudulent documents, which is a heavy burden of responsibility and something even a trained eye finds difficult to get right every time.

Does digital ID verification support right to right law?

Government legislation requires that landlords and letting agents verify potential tenants legal right to rent in England. Right to Rent checks apply to all tenants / lodgers aged 18 and over, even if they’re not named on the tenancy agreement or there’s no tenancy agreement in place / in writing.

As a certified Identity Service Provider, Creditsafe can help letting agents remain compliant by offering remote Identity Verification that meets Right to Rent guidelines. 

Who is responsible for right to rent checks?

Landlords are responsible for checking the immigration status of prospective tenants in the private rented sector. Checks should also be undertaken by the following:

  • An occupier allowing a lodger to live in a property
  • A tenant sub-letting part or all of a property (this responsibility can be passed over to a landlord providing both parties have agreed in writing)
  • A letting agent appointed in writing by a landlord to take responsibility for complying with the right to rent scheme
What documents are required for right to right checks?

The types of ID documents required for a right to work  check may vary depending on the nature of the business and the level of risk involved. In general, the following types of documents may be required:

  1. Government-issued identification documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or national ID card.

  2. Proof of address documents, such as a utility bill or bank statement, which must be recent and show the individual's current address.

  3. Other documents, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or adoption certificate, may be required in certain circumstances to confirm the individual's identity.

UK businesses must adhere to specific regulations and requirements when conducting right to work checks, and failure to comply can result in penalties or legal issues.

How do digital right to right checks benefit tenants and estate agents?

Capable of verifying up to 4,000 types of ID, our technology can save companies as much as 180 staff-hours each month.

Any business will be able to verify staff quickly using our app, cutting down the time and expense wasted on waiting for documents to come through the post or locating a verification email. estate agents can also integrate the technology with their in-house verification processes.