Right To Rent Documents Required

Please note that until these documents have been received your application is on hold. Any delay in providing these documents will result in a delay in moving in to the property and may result in your application being cancelled.

These will be required for each applicant.

Available documents

Group 1 documents in List A permit the holder permanent right to rent in the UK.

Group 2 documents in List A must be shown in a combination of two.

Documents in List B permit the holder to a time-limited right to rent in the UK.

List A (Group 1): Acceptable single documents which show an unlimited right to rentList A (Group 2): Acceptable document combinations which show an unlimited right to rent (any 2 of the below to be shown in combination)List B: Documents which show a time-limited right to rent
  • UK passport
  • EEA/Swiss national passport/identity card
  • Registration Certificate or document certifying permanent residence of EEA/Swiss national
  • EEA/Swiss family member Permanent Residence card
  • Biometric Residence Permit with unlimited leave
  • Passport or travel document endorsed with unlimited leave
  • UK immigration status document endorsed with unlimited leave
  • A certificate of naturalisation or registration as a British citizen
  • UK birth or adoption certificate
  • Full or provisional UK driving license
  • A letter from HM Prison Service
  • A letter from a UK Government Department or Local Authority
  • A letter from National Offender Management Service
  • Evidence of current or previous service in UK armed forces
  • A letter from a police force confirming that certain documents have been reported stolen
  • A letter from a private rented sector access scheme
  • A letter of attestation from an employer
  • A letter from a UK further or higher education institution
  • A letter of attestation from a UK passport holder working in an acceptable profession
  • Benefits paperwork
  • Criminal Record Check
  • A valid passport endorsed with a time-limited period
  • Biometric immigration document with permission to stay for time-limited period
  • Non-EEA national residence card
  • UK immigration status document with a time limited endorsement


Identification and Proofs of Address Required

These will be required for each tenant and guarantor – please make sure your Guarantor is aware, it is your responsibility as the tenant to ensure these documents are provided.

Please provide one item from list A and two items from list B:

If the document you are using as proof does not include a photo – which is essential – then a separate passport style photo must be provided and countersigned by a suitable person. The list of suitable persons is the same as used when applying for a passport and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications
Both forms of proof of Address must be dated within 3 months from date of application. However, if you are using an annual bill as proof this must be dated within 12 months of the application The items below are acceptable:
  • Full or Provisional new style driving licence
  • Current signed Passport
  • European Economic Association (EEA) ID Card
  • Resident permit issued to EEA applicant by Home Office
  • Firearms/shotgun certificate
  • State Pension or Benefits Book/Notification letter
  • Sub-Contractors Tax Certificate
  • Inland Revenue tax notification letter
  • Credit Card statement
  • Criminal Records Bureau Certificate
  • Police Warrant Card
  • Forces ID Card
  • Utility Bill.
  • Full or Provisional new style driving licence
  • Letter from employer, on headed paper, confirming applicant’s home address
  • Bank/Building Society Statement.
  • Most recent mortgage statement
  • Current Local Authority Tax bill
  • Local authority rent card or tenancy agreement
  • House or motor insurance certificate
  • State pension or Benefit notification letter
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Criminal Records Bureau Certificate
  • Payslip
  • TV Licence
  • Student Loan Award Letter
  • Sky Bill
  • Inland Revenue Tax notification letter (if not being used as proof of ID)


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