“But I don’t have a driving licence, what do I do?”
Quite simple, you apply for a provisional UK driving licence. Once you have received it you can complete your profile by entering your provisional driving licence number.
If correct you will be successfully verified.
Click here to go to the driving licence website
Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike and car from DVLA online. To apply you must:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months old
- be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away
I legally cannot get a driving licence, what do I do now?
In this situation, you are quite truly stuck and we can only hope the UK government allows those people who are legally unable to gain a provisional driving licence to get a version that has the same ID aspects but does not give you a right to drive.
But for a short-term basis, the only option is
Explain to the landlord why you believe you are legally unable to acquire a driving licence and that you have an iD Buddy willing to sign a RenterBall agreement on your behalf or a guarantor to do the same
In this scenario, the landlord has got one thing to ponder
“The person who is claiming not to have a UK driving licence maybe has previously used RenterBall and has bad feedback which they are trying to hide from”
If a tenant does not have a UK Full or Provisional Driving Licence and the Landlord insists that they use RenterBall, then the Tenant is required to have an iD Buddy willing to sign a RenterBall agreement on their behalf or a Guarantor to do the same.
An iD Buddy is somebody who has a UK National Insurance number and a UK Full or Provisional Driving Licence (excluding Northern Ireland).
The iD Buddy is not a Guarantor but in a lot of circumstances, they will be a Guarantor as well. A Guarantor can not be an occupier on the tenancy agreement, The iD Buddy can be a joint tenant.
The RenterBall iD Buddy’s duties are to
Open a tenant page in their name on behalf of who they are representing
Apply on adverts on their behalf
Meet the landlord along with the tenant
Sign the RenterBall agreement
But most importantly
Receive all of the feedback left on the tenant, lodged forever on the guardian’s account
If the guardian’s account has debt feedback, they will not be able to use RenterBall again unless they sort out the debt
You can only be a RenterBall iD Buddy of someone who has a UK National Insurance number
Those who do not have a NI number cannot use RenterBall.