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Help shape future Right to Rent service in England

Monday 13 May 2019

The Home Office is urging landlords or agents in England who are/have checked tenants with BRCs and BRPs to come forward in order to shape their online Right to Rent service.

The Home Office is currently developing the online service and in order to ensure their service meets other’s needs, they will be conducting their own research.

What does the research involve?

This round of research, called a private beta, involves using a private link of the live service with real tenants and will last for four weeks. The Home Office will provide you with information and support if you decide to take part and, in some instances, they would like to come and spend some time with you. The Home Office will also check in with you every week to see how you’re getting on.

Who can take part?

The Home Office would like landlords or agents who process right to rent checks for potential tenants who possess BRP/ BRC cards (biometric resident permits/ cards), to take part in this round. This is because when the service eventually goes live, initially it will only check the documents of certain cohorts.

Get involved

The research is planned to start the week commencing 27 May and if you are interested in getting involved email Ella Botting or call her on 07776808144. The Home Office research is confidential, and they will only ever use it to improve their service.