Right to rent overview

What is right to rent?

If you have the right to rent, you’re legally allowed to live in the UK and rent a home here.   

Why is it important?

We must ensure all our tenants, over the age of 18, have the right to rent.

If we didn’t carry out the right checks, we’d be breaking the law and could be fined.

What do i need to do?

We work with a verification service, called NSL, who’ll ask you to provide high-quality copies (a scan or photo) of your:

  • Passport, or
  • Driving licence, or
  • Birth certificate.

Please check here to see what documents you will be required to upload before you start the NSL process:

Click here to download the document: List A & B for Right to Rent.

You’ll be asked to upload these to a secure online portal.

What happens to my documents/data

Once they’ve been uploaded, your documents will be checked by a machine and a specialist officer from an accredited checking centre in the UK. 

They’ll then be stored securely for the length of your tenancy, and for 12 months after your tenancy ends. After that, they’ll be securely destroyed.

If you have any questions

If you have any questions about the document-checking process, please contact the NSL Vetting team:

For any questions about your tenancy, please contact your relevant site: