Residency Checks

A Belvoir agent received a query regarding a Visa for a couple wishing to rent a house. The woman...

A Belvoir agent received a query regarding a Visa for a couple wishing to rent a house. The woman was born in the UK but has a US passport and a Visa, which expires in 6 months’ time. 

 The right to rent scheme is being trialled in some areas and makes the Landlord responsible for checking a tenant’s eligibility to reside in the UK.  Whilst it has not been rolled out in the Daventry area, it is a good idea to be checking tenant’s residency eligibility now.  In this case the Landlord was advised to check the passport and visa now and at 6 months, check her continued right to remain in the UK. Landlords are under an obligation if you believe someone ceases to be in the UK legally to inform the authorities. 

 The Belvoir chain of 154 agents has its own legal team.  We are also an Agent that has the interests of Landlords and their Tenants at the heart of our service. 

If you would like to discuss how we would manage your property, please visit us on the High Street in Daventry or check out our e-mail at

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