Which documents do tenants need?
As a tenant, you are responsible for showing proof that you have the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK and must provide valid documentation – which varies depending on your nationality – to the landlord or letting agent.
Acceptable documents for EEA/Swiss citizens include:
- Valid passport
- Valid EEA/Swiss national ID card
- Valid UK driving licence and original UK birth certificate (British citizens only)
Countries in the EEA: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & the UK
If you are based outside of the EEA/Swiss, you will need a combination of passport and a valid visa or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).