The government's white paper indicates that there will be changes in immigration rules, but they are likely to take some years to put in place. The housing rights website will be updated as soon as any changes happen. Check our What's New page regularly to keep up-to-date on Brexit developments.'Right to rent' document checks in England
We also have a separate page on Housing associations and 'right to rent' document checks.Eligibility rules in England
New rules from October 30th affect those with limited leave to remain. They are explained on the page on the law on housing eligibility.
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. Some issues common to all types of migrant are dealt with in Background Topics on the right-hand side of each page.