Document Verification Service

Document Verification Service


Passport, Driving License and ID Card Verification

Tenant Referencing UK proudly offer Identity Document Verification within our referencing, with new Immigration Bill changes, don’t get caught out and fined £3000 for unknowingly housing an illegal immigrant.

What is the Immigration Bill – Right to Rent?

The Immigration Act 2014 introduced the Right to Rent Scheme; this is set out to prohibit illegal migrants from accessing private sector rented housing.

Under the scheme, private landlords, letting agents and home-owners that let rooms need to check the right of prospective tenants to be in the country by conducting document checks on their Passport, Driving License or ID Card.
Landlords who fail to make the required checks may be liable for a civil penalty of up to £3000 per adult resident illegal migrant tenant, up to five years imprisonment, both a fine and imprisonment and further sanctions under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

This is already in force in the West Midlands and was rolled-out nationally across England on 1st February 2016.

Implementation in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are expected to be announced at a later date.

What is TR Immigration Document Checking?

TR Immigration Document Checking Service is fully Home Office compliant, allowing landlords and letting agents to make sure that their applicant tenants have the Right to Rent in the UK and store that data safely and securely for future use.

How does it work?

Do you know what ID from other countries looks like?
How do you know that the ID isn’t fraudulent?
Are the holograms in the correct place?

Unsure? Well Tenant Referencing UK are here to help.

Complete a simple online questionairre to determine whether your applicant has the Right to Rent in the UK. Unlike the Government website our service saves your answers within your Identity Verification Archive so that you can refer back to it at any time to prove that you have showed due diligence and followed the relevant identity checks of the Right to Rent Act.

The cost of this service ranges from £5 to carry out the check yourself or £13 for a Serviced Document Verification Report.

It’s that simple!

If you have any questions about the Right to Rent Act or would like to check a tenants identity documents and are not a member please give us a call on 0800 9994 994

Read the NLA clarification on the Right to Rent rules here




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