Landlords – Data Protection is Key

Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations

Landlords – Data Protection is Key

Many are centered around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring remedial works to be undertaken, render any Notice Seeking possession ineffective against the tenant or even find the landlord behind bars.

With this in mind this regular series aims to highlight the main responsibilities the landlord has to contend with.

Data Protection – landlords hold personal data relating to their tenants and so are required to process this lawfully and fairly, collect it only for legitimate purposes relevant to what is necessary, ensure its accuracy, keep it only for so long as necessary and process it securely.

This is another obstacle that Landlords have to face today. Call East Midlands Property Management on Grantham 01476 565626 or Newark 01636 612002 who can help manage your property and take away the worry of current and new regulations.

This Blog is written to raise awareness of these issues. While every effort has been made to ensure that it is correct at the time of first publication it may not be updated, even if the law changes. It is not intended to be specific legal advice and cannot be relied on as such. Chattertons are not responsible or liable for any action taken or not taken as a result of this Blog. If you think any of these matters affect you then we would be happy to advise.

Andrew Morley provides dispute resolution and residential landlord and tenant services from our Lincoln office.

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