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Renting a new home while passport at Home Office

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I am moving into another city soon since I have got a new job offer (and CoS through which I will extend my Tier 2 status) while the contract of my current job (from which I have a Tier 2 status) is about to expire.

Now I have applied for the new visa related to the new CoS and the passport is with the Home Office. I am also in need to move to the new city and am planning to do so in 2-3 weeks by which time I do not think I will have my passport back yet. Will this be a problem for the application of the new home to rent? What can I show the letting agent instead of my passport …

Has anyone been in this situation?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

Best regards!

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Hi Ardi,

Due to the Right to Rent chack legislation no Teannt or Landlord will be able to grant you a tenancy beyond your current, valid, visa expiration date. That you have made a submission is not enough as it has not yet been granted.

You will either have to agree an interim agreement in line with your current Visa and then sign a longer tenancy when the new one is issued OR you will have to stay in temporary accommodation until your new visa comes through and then take up a new tenancy.

Legally no Landlord or Agent is permitted to do anything else.

I hope this helps.

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