9:00 AM, 29th March 2019, About 3 years ago 11
The Landlords Alliance along with several of our members formally complained to the Information Commissioner about the application process for a selective licence from Sefton council. In essence our concerns were and are as follows:
1) Sefton ask for unnecessary and excessive information by demanding details of landlords properties licensed elsewhere. Sefton quote the licensing of HMO’s 1996 as justification for requesting this information. Having said that Sefton have failed to state how they will keep this data current and up to date, thus contravening GDPR.
Sefton state that they will write every year to licensed landlords asking for updates. Two problems here. Firstly there is no legal obligation on landlords to assist Sefton remain GDPR compliant and secondly if the landlord is not licensed any longer in Sefton as a result of disposing of his property, Sefton have no business writing to that landlord at all.
We will not be reporting Sefton to the ICO as clearly this organisation is not fit for purpose.
The ICO are not relevant.
We can confirm however that the Information Commissioner continues to waste our time writing to us about data bases. It is stupidity personified. In the meantime landlords are prevented from obtaining licences, because of these major flaws. Sefton also have a history of data breaches.
Landlords we cannot fight your corner without members and without subscriptions. It is not fair, nor is it sustainable to sit on the fence and let others carry the load. Help us to help you.
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