Spotlight on regulations for residential landlords – data protection

Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice

Spotlight on regulations for residential landlords – data protection

Any breaches 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.

For a landlords to comply with all the regulations can be a nightmare. The team at EMPM have been managing properties since 1987 and are fully up to speed with all the regulations required to be in place when you rent out your property. So give our team a call today and we can give you peace of mind. Newark – 01636 612002 or Grantham – 01476 565626.

Andrew Morley from Chattertons Solicitors provides dispute resolution and residential landlord and tenant services from the firm’s Lincoln office.

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.

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