The primary guidance to assist landlords, letting agents and tenants when carrying out right to rent checks is the Code of practice on right to rent: civil penalty scheme for landlords and their agents and the Landlords guide to right to rent checks, where the list of acceptable documents can be found.
This document contains a visual guide to the types of immigration documents which can be presented by a tenant and accepted by a landlord or letting agent to satisfy a manual right to rent check. There is an FAQ section for landlords and tenants to address some common queries.
Landlords should conduct right to rent checks in a fair, justifiable and consistent manner, regardless as to whether they believe the tenant to be British, settled or a person with time-limited permission to be in the UK. Further information on avoiding discrimination is available in the Code of practice for landlords: avoiding unlawful discrimination when conducting right to rent checks in the private rented residential sector.