As a result of the government’s announcement on 14 June 2021 to extend the date for the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to rent checks will now end on 31 August 2021. From 1 September 2021, landlords and letting agents will revert to face-to-face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance. This will ensure landlords and letting agents have sufficient notice to put measures in place to enable face-to-face document checks.
COVID adjusted right to rent checks are carried out remotely as follows:
Many landlords have continued to check their prospective tenant’s right to rent in person throughout the COVID period, this is acceptable, the adjusted measures are a temporary alternative. There is no requirement to carry out retrospective checks on those who had a COVID adjusted check between 30 March 2020 and 31 August 2021 (inclusive).
For further information; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-landlord-right-to-rent-checks