Property118 Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.property118.com
(“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
- Definitions and Interpretation
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- Information About Us
- Our Site is owned and operated by Property118 Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 10295964, whose registered address is 1st Floor, Woburn House, 84 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB.
- Our VAT number is 990 0332 34.
- Our Data Protection Officer is Neil Patterson, and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on 01603 489118, or by post at 1st Floor, Woburn House, 84 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB.
- What Does This Policy Cover?
- Your Rights
- As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;
- The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 12);
- The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 14);
- The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact Us using the details in section 14);
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
- The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
- If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 14 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
- For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
- What Data Do We Collect?
- Date of birth;
- Address and post code;
- Business/company name and trading status;
- Number of properties owned;
- Accountants details;
- Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- Proof of residence and ID;
- Financial information such as income and tax status;
- Landlords insurance renewal dates;
- Property Portfolio details such as value and mortgage outstanding;
- How Do We Use Your Data?
- All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
- Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
- Supplying our products and or services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
- Personalising and tailoring our products and or services for you;
- Replying to emails from you;
- Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by the unsubscribe link at the bottom of all emails;
- Analysing your use of our site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience;
- Provide information to our partner service and product suppliers at your request.
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email and or telephone with information, news and offers on our products and or We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
- You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
- We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
- Member profile information is collected with your consent and can be amended or deleted at any time by you;
- Anti-Money Laundering information and tax consultancy records are to be kept as required by law for up to seven years.
- How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
- Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using our site and submitting information to Us. If we do store data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR
- Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
- Do We Share Your Data?
- We may share your data with other partner companies in for the purpose of supplying products or services you have requested.
- We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
- We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
- In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.
- What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
- How Can You Control Your Data?
- In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, we aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails.
- Your Right to Withhold Information
- You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
- How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact Us for more details at email@example.com, or using the contact details below in section 14.
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- Contacting Us
11:34 AM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Buy to sell rather than buy to let.
It doesn`t increase your portfolio but it`s good fun and, done carefully, will increase your wealth.
11:34 AM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Hey John think this is called 'dithering old age' and I say that with every respect as I'm in same camp.
Let's face it, we've seen plenty of change in our life time from council house days (only way to rent) to the fairly buoyant PRS (despite all the current uncertainty).
There's no win win here as I see it. It's highly likely the PRS is going to get tougher. The fact that you 'bored' suggests it's maybe time for change. No crystal ball for any of us. I'll be viewing this thread with interest!
11:36 AM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Do you have any dependants who may be stung with inheritance tax?
If yes then look into schemes of reducing their burden. A trust, or give out their inheritance early by gifting properties ? Live on seven year...
11:36 AM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Your comments mirror my situation exactly.
If you would like to talk please send your telephone number via my email.
11:54 AM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Your plans may be influenced by whether and when you will need to access funds by selling any of your properties. The new reforms will almost certainly ensure that you do not have control over when or how you can recover possession (it's bad enough now, pre-reform, but it will get worse when the reforms are implemented).
I think Jeff Hopcroft's suggestion re buy to sell is a good one, subject of course to your own personal and tax circumstances.
12:16 PM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Reply to the comment left by Neil Turner at 20/03/2023 - 11:36
Hi John and Neil. I too am fully retired from my career and now manage 4 family owned properties, which is challenging, but keeps the brain engaged. I am nearly 73 and live in West Sussex. I enjoy networking with like minded people and learning new skills. Very happy to have a chat or email exchange with you.
12:29 PM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
I am in my early sixties and am looking to seriously expand my modest portfolio of holiday let’s.
If you feel like doing a JV with me I would be very happy to chat.
12:51 PM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
I am 68 and retired in 2020. I have sold all but one BTL, and will sell that one ASAP. I'm hoping the leasehold reforms will address the ground rent issues which are hitting my valuation. Otherwise, it will have to be a S21.
I understand the issue of boredom, and we are filling much of our time with holidays while we are fit enough to enjoy them. We are 70 and 65 next year and it will be a big one! I got a rescue dog [Springer about to be shot!] last year and she fills a lot of time, and I have a wide group of close friends around and outside the UK, who meet every couple of months for eating, drinking, sailing, golf, skiing... But, while I enjoy these discussions, I've had enough of BTL.
I bought a house in York 3 years ago with a view to holiday letting. I've spent a lot, extended up and out and fully refurbished, but I haven't decided if I want to do it. It's unencumbered and worth about £700k, and classed as my residential.
7 years ago, I raised £650k on my then home, with a view to buying elsewhere. It didn't work out, but I didn't think twice about that sort of arrangement. Today, I know I could probably raise a significant sum on my home if it was for holiday letting [the demand is good] and put that money to better use elsewhere. But... I'm dithering!
I've got a decent sum currently in Trust for my kids, but the poor performance and high costs have made me reconsider that.
I am sometimes bored, but my real problem is, should I be making better use of my equity? Can it be put to better use for IHT mitigation? I've thought about gifting, and my son is in Dubai... could that be tax-efficient? But what then for my daughter, who isn't good with money?
Guess I need help. Or, do nothing and continue enjoying life for as long as we can?
13:04 PM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
John, Could you not "move in" your properties for a year, one at a time and then sell? Meanwhile do what Jeff said and buy to sell or go to auction with maybe with little redecoration etc and then flip the properties?
13:17 PM, 20th March 2023, About 2 months ago
Reply to the comment left by Randonneur at 20/03/2023 - 11:36
If you gift your children or put it in a trust I though CGT has to be paid. The only thing you can give away without CGT is your own home, and rent it from your children at a market rent.
I'm 78 this year and in poor health and I self manage my two large HMO's. I'm holding on to them because of CGT. Tax wise I'm in the same difficult postion as John.
My advice to John is to go on investing. There is no retirement age for Landlords!