Following the 'leave' vote in the EU referendum there are, of course, likely to be changes in immigration rules. But nothing has changed yet and the new rules are likely to take many months to put in place. Be assured that the housing rights website will be updated with any changes as soon as they happen. Check our What's New page regularly to ensure you know when changes occur and what new guidance is available.'Right to rent' document checks in England
CIH has a new What you need to know on right to rent checks for English housing associations. Detailed information is on the new page Housing associations and 'right to rent' document checks.'Right to rent' - survey of how it is working - please take part
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants continues to monitor the effects of 'right to rent' document checks and asks those affected to complete a short survey - one for tenants and lodgers and another for landlords and agents. Do please take part.
The Housing Rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
The CIH Housing Rights website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.