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Are you ready for the updated Right to Rent rules?

Posted by Tom Walker in

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StuRents' brand new product update empowers property managers to perform Right to Rent checks in line with updates to the law, quickly and easily.

It's official: we're living in a post-covid world. There's a collective sigh of relief being cautiously heaved around the world as we all adjust to the "new normal".

Everything has changed.

There's no denying it: things aren't the way they were before. And, in many cases, that's a good thing. Flexible working has become commonplace. Hand sanitiser is a mainstream commodity, no longer purchased only by the fringe germaphobe.

On the other (sanitised) hand, we can now meet up again. In public. Without face masks. We can even hug!

We've learned a lot about our human need for social contact over the past few years, and it's a good and healthy thing. But it also means that certain leniencies granted during the pandemic have ended. And that includes Right to Rent checks.

To accommodate the lockdown and facilitate social distancing, the UK government allowed property managers to verify their tenants' right to rent remotely. This move was welcomed as it not only helped us all keep our distance, it made reference checks quicker and easier.

What are the implications for you, as the property manager?

Now that social distancing is no longer required, it's time to return to more formal checks. Traditionally, this would have been done in person, with prospective tenants arriving at their property manager's office, passport in hand, to prove that they are who they say they are and they're allowed to rent in the UK. Covid has taught us, though, that a lot of in-person things can be done just as well online - with the right technology.

The updated Right to Rent rules outline that from 30th September 2022, property managers must do one of the following in order to be compliant with legislation and avoid a civil penalty:

  • Hard copy (manual) Right to Rent check
  • Right to Rent check using Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT), as offered by StuRents
  • or a Home Office online Right to Rent check.

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We have the answer, and it's really quite simple.

With the StuRents Operations portal, you have access to Government-certified Identity Verification Technology (IDVT) which ensures you are:

  • Compliant with the Right to Rent legislation using StuRents' automated integration with TrustID.
  • Provide tenants anywhere in the world with a quick and easy online Right to Rent verification process
  • Automate your admin with Right to Rent checks that initiate on time and save proof of compliance directly to your File Manager, giving you the power to expedite tenancy change-overs and avoid civil penalties.

StuRents make compliance easy and remote, saving you time and effort.

Book a demo with our Client Success team today.