Right To Rent: What’s Changing On May 17th?

From May 17th 2021, Right to Rent Checks can be carried out in person as per the changes to the coronavirus restrictions. Previously, on March 30th 2020, restrictions were put in place for agents and landlords to carry out Right to Rent Checks via video link to the tenant. Should an agent or landlord have carried out a video link check between the 30th March 2020 and 16th May 2021, a repeat Right To Rent Check is not necessary as an online check via video call is suitable enough. From May 17th 2021, agents must either:

  • Check tenants right to rent face to face, keeping a record of their original documents.


Of course, keeping copies of these checks is vital in order to maintain compliance. With so many properties on the books of agents, using a system that cannot just help you record documentation but access it with ease is crucial. That’s where our Openview property software comes in, Openview can store all relevant Right to Rent documentation whether you’ve carried them out in the past via video link or face to face.

Openview is capable of a lot more than just storing your checks, Openview can manage all aspects of the tenancy from the Right to Rent check to the tenancy agreement. Should you have a tenancy agreement meeting booked with the tenant, Openview will automatically alert you of the need to carry out a Right to Rent check avoiding unnecessary mistakes within the tenancy process.

As well as this, if you have a situation where you need to find a tenant quickly, Openview’s ease of use makes things simpler as you will be able to search for a tenant in just a few clicks rather than searching through a multitude of names. With Openview’s 360 degree technology, when searching a name you won’t find any duplicates as each name is a unique individual to the Openview system, a tenant being a tenant, a landlord being a landlord. In conclusion, if you’re looking for software that can help you with every aspect of your tenancy whilst maintain a compliant process, look no further than Openview.

The information in this blog is believed to be factually accurate at the time of writing the blog, VTUK cannot be held liable for any decisions made based on the contents of this blog.

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