Tenants Guide

Proving your identity

As soon as terms are agreed, subject to contract and satisfactory references, all the proposed tenants and adult occupants, and guarantors if required, will need to provide proof of identity by way of a passport or current photo driving licence, plus a recent utility bill from their current address. If you require a Visa or official permission to reside in the UK, you must provide evidence for this at this time.


All tenants who rent through Aspire are obliged to provide references and these are requested and gathered by an independent referencing company. The referencing company will need a completed application form with information from prospective tenants on previous residences and previous landlords, if any, as well as information about income.

Application form

It is essential to complete the form as soon as possible, accurately and in detail and alert potential referees that they will be contacted.

The company will then produce a report for the landlord detailing these references, so that the landlord has the opportunity to approve them. In some cases, a guarantor may be required and, if this is the case, we will advise of the next steps.

Independent checks

Aspire works with Lettings Hub, an idependent referencing company that completes all its reference checks and offers insurance products to both landlords and tenants.

How to rent

This information is frequently updated by the Government. Please click How To Rent for the latest version of the this document.

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Tenants Guide

Right to rent

The government has introduced new Right to Rent rules under the s22 Immigration Act 2016, which places a legal duty on all landlords to check that every tenant has the right to reside in the UK.


You will need to provide Aspire with the documents that prove your nationality in order to demonstrate that you have the right to rent a property in the UK.

Download Right to Rent rules.