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Landlords invited to help Home Office develop online right to rent service

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Private landlords are being invited to take part in Home Office research looking into the development of a new online Right to Rent checking service.

The Home Office say that the new online service will make completeting right to rent checks both quciker and easier for landlords.

They say “in this phase of development the service will apply to landlords or agents checking non-EEA nationals who hold biometric residence permits or biometric residence cards plus those granted status under the EU settlement scheme.

Since February 1st 2016, all landlords and agents across England have been required to establish the right to rent of all the occupiers over 18 in their properties, when they start a new occupancy agreement.

What will the research involve?

The Home Office say that the research will involve running through a prototype of the new online service and asking participants to give feedback on the service to assess its usability. There is the option for them to come to you to conduct the research, unless it’s easier for landlords to come to our offices.

Separately, the Home Office say that they are also interested in hearing from any landlords who struggle with online systems, have access needs, or are new in this space.

How can I get involved?

To get involved, landlords should email rtr.research@digital.homeoffice.gov.uk

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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