I am a EEA national with unlimited right to live, work and rent in the UK. I do understand there is a new law that came into effect in Feb this year and I am happy for my letting agent to do necessary Right to Rent checks. However, they want to charge us £35 for sending a copy of our passports to a referencing agency. I strongly disagree with paying an unnecessary fee. I spoke to Home Office and Shelter, did an extensive research online and it is clear that it is enough for agents/landlords to simply see a document in the owner’s presence, make a copy and keep it in a file. I have been trying hard to put that view across to the agent but at the end they said we must comply and pay this fee if we want to be considered for renewing our contract (at the end of this month). I am so frustrated! Did anyone have similar experience? How do fight this? Please advise!