Landlords renting out a property in England have to check whether their tenants are legally allowed to live in the UK this applies to people letting to lodgers too.
In other words, your landlord has to see proof that youre a UK resident and can take copies of the documents you use as proof.
Your landlord has to check:
- That youll be living at their property as your only/main home whether or not youre named in the tenancy agreement
- Original copies of documents that show youre allowed to live in the UK
- That the documents are genuine and belong to you
You should be present for the checks and make sure they record the date they do it itll usually happen with the first 28 days of your new tenancy.