Changes to British passports are being phased in from this month

but agents should still remain vigilant about security.



The new passports see a return to the iconic blue and gold design and contain a number of changes and updates. Burgundy passports will continue to be issued alongside blue ones but by the middle of this year every new passport will be blue. All styles of passports will be equally valid for travel.

While the blue passports incorporate new features which the government say will offer better protection against identity theft and fraud, Rent4sure advises agents to continue doing everything possible to avoid fraudulent applications getting through.

As the capability to produce fake documents improves, being able to identify genuine documents by eye is becoming increasingly harder.

Rent4sure’s gold standard Reference Plus product has been specifically designed to help agents combat this. Our smart MRZ tool uses the latest technology to help verify that documents are genuine, allowing you to determine if passports, identity cards and other relevant paperwork have been tampered with.


This great value bundle takes the time, hassle and expense out of multiple checks and eliminates paper-based documentation. Reference Plus is fully integrated with the bespoke Rent4sure system – order with just one click of a button.

Reference Plus helps you win new instruction and demonstrates your professionalism. It proves that you’re taking every precaution to secure safer tenancies and protect your landlord’s business by using the most meticulous and up-to-date checks.

In a time of increasing accountability, Rent4sure’s complete referencing service makes it easy to add security and confidence to your business. A dedicated member of the team is always available to guide you through your responsibilities and help keep you on track with complex legislation.

To find out more about how Reference Plus can help your business, speak to one of our expert Account Managers today on 0330 088 3774 or click here.

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