Landlords must check that a tenant or lodger has the Right to Rent a residential property as their main home in England. Before the start of any new tenancy, a landlord or letting agent must check all tenants aged 18 and over to ensure that they have the Right to Rent. Part of this process involves the checking of “Acceptable Documents”.

This means landlords or agents acting on their behalf must ensure that they check the identity documents of every person aged 18 or over who is to occupy the property.

A landlord, or agent acting on their behalf, who has “reasonable cause to believe” that their property is being rented by a tenant disqualified under Right To Rent regulations can face unlimited fines and even a prison sentence.

It is also an offence for a letting agent having “reasonable cause to believe” that their landlord client is letting to an adult who is disqualified because of their immigration status, to occupy the property.

Passport Proven is an online web based Identity Document Validation System that can easily assist you to establish the authenticity of identity documents for Right to Rent purposes. Many of our clients use the system to be able to demonstrate the Statutory Excuse to UKVI,

Whether you make high-volume checks on the move or from multiple sites, or from a static base, Passport Proven can support your need to correctly validate identity documents, helping protect your business from fraud.

As an Identity Document Validation System, Passport Proven captures images and data from a Passport, Biometric Residence Permit, identity card or visa, via a scanner or mobile device, Passport Proven then processes and cross-references the information to determine whether the document is valid.

As a web based solution, Passport Proven is instantly familiar to anyone used to using the internet; it is cost effective to launch across a business and does not require the purchase of any additional hardware making it particularly good value for a business with more than one site. As long as an internet connection is available, Passport Proven can be used at any time of the day or night.

Passport Proven provides time and date stamped pdf. reports that are fully compliant with UKVI requirements so demonstrating the statutory excuse. In most cases these results are automatically provided instantaneously. Clients also have the option of uploading an image of a document for checking by our experts. All of this gives clients a significant saving in both time and administration whilst maintain the highest levels of integrity.


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