EXTRA CHARGES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS - RIGHT TO RENT

Feb 1st 2016

An extra charge of £10 + Vat will now be charged to any applicatant not born in the UK. This is a new legislation by the government.

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Our creditc checks are completed via Lets Xl referencing. This new additional check of Visa and passports will cost each applicant an extra £10 + VAT

Check the original documents in the presence of the tenant:
- Check that the documents belong to the tenant.
- Check that the dates for the tenants right to live in the UK hasn't expired.
- Check the photos on the document are of the tenant.
- Check the date of birth on all documents are the same and believable.
- Check that names are consistent across all documents and if they aren't gather supporting documents e.g. marriage certificate, deed poll documentation etc.

Copy the documents:
- Make a copy of their passport - any pages with any personal information, serial numbers or expiry dates on.
- Make a complete copy of all documents
- Keep copies for the entire time they are your tenant plus 1 year after their tenancy ends.

Further checks:
- Check any expiry dates on tenants documents, keep a record of them and remember to recheck documents as and when they expire.