'RIGHT TO RENT' CHECKS
Document checks for all new private tenancies are now required across England. Read about them here.SYRIAN REFUGEES
Look at What's New for information on refugees and how your organisation can help.CHANGES TO THE HOUSING RIGHTS WEBSITE
Recent changes include new pages for Irish and British nationals. We have had support from ARHAG, Innisfree and Tamil Community Housing Associations to create the pages and revamp the website.
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.