Right to Rent Letter

Please make sure you have read the information from the Student Advice Centre before requesting a Right to Rent nomination letter:

Once you have secured a property, if your landlord is unable to complete standard Right to Rent checks for any reason, they may ask you for a Letter of Nomination from the University. SSiD can produce these letters for you if have been told you need one.

The Home Office require the letter to include the name and address of the landlord, and the address of the prospective property, so you must update this information through MUSE before you submit your request.

To upload your addresses:

  1. Log in to MUSE
  2. Select myRecord from the My Services menu
  3. Add the Landlord's Address & Prospective Address

Once you have done this you can make an online request using the form below:

Request a Certificate of Student Status

Due to Covid-19 the Home Office have introduced temporary changes to right to rent checks. These temporary changes will mean that prospective renters are able to submit scanned documents, rather than originals, to show they have a right to rent in the UK.

Once the temporary changes end, landlords will be asked to carry out the full checks on existing tenants who rented a property during this period, so you may be required to obtain a hard copy of this document at a later date. Further information can be found using the link below:

Home Office Right to Rent Guidance

Right to Rent Letters of Nomination DO NOT confirm your student registration status and cannot be used for any other purpose (such as council tax exemption or opening a bank account). Therefore this is the only letter SSiD can provide to new students before registration. If your landlord has asked you for a Student Status Letter, you will need to register for the University before we can provide you with one.

International Students:

If you feel like you have been discriminated against by a landlord or letting agency in Sheffield, please contact the Student Advice Centre at advice@sheffield.ac.uk