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(“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.
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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.
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- 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;
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- 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?
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- Contacting Us
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
19:31 PM, 24th October 2014, About 9 years ago
The reality is that unless your tenants fall two or more months into arrears you will probably struggle to persuade a judge to give you a possession order until the initial six month tenancy has expired.
Why not serve section 21 now to expire on 23rd Feb 2015? That alone could focus the mind of your tenant. Before you do that though, why not arrange to pop around to see her for a sympathetic chat? She might feel just as trapped by her tenancy as you do.
If she wants out, or if you can somehow incentivise her to leave (nicely of course) then you will need a Tenancy Surrender Agreement - see >>> http://www.property118.com/surrender-tenancy-agreement/67939/
If she doesn't want to leave then you need to remind her of her obligations. If you don't like what she has to say, that's when you serve the section 21 notice, which of course you will have pre-prepared and with you at the time of the meeting. For your own protection (e.g. accusations of assault or indecency) I suggest you take a witness with you to your meeting, preferably a woman. Personally, I would ask my stepsons 20 year old girlfriend to accompany me as she would be a completely independent witness.
I hope that helps and please let me know how you get on.
19:41 PM, 24th October 2014, About 9 years ago
I dint want to issue a section 21 at this early stage as I was worried about any damage that may occur and that she may stop paying her rent top up ( she is on housing benefit which is paid direct to me, which I know she can change) which she has been late with every month
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
20:00 PM, 24th October 2014, About 9 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "david Earnshaw" at "24/10/2014 - 19:41":
OK I get that so serve at the end of month 4 then, but please try my other suggestion first.
20:50 PM, 24th October 2014, About 9 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "24/10/2014 - 20:00":
Renovate To let
9:07 AM, 26th October 2014, About 9 years ago
Just one thing. If you let to the two tenants one joint and several AST then they are both still liable for rent and damage. There is one tenancy not two. He can't just leave and be rid of the responsibility and she can't just have a tenancy of her own if she feels like it.
Ideally you need to meet both of them, explain this and see what they want - you might be able to get a surrender from them based on their desire to go their separate ways. Don't agree to split rent as you must continue with the contract as is - they both are responsible for all the rent.
Note that they are fully within their rights to live as they please during the tenancy but have to hand you the property back clean and undamaged at the end.
13:54 PM, 26th October 2014, About 9 years ago
Marks advice is sound. IMO she has already displayed total disregard for the T&C's of the tenancy, the Landlord/Tenant relationship is already a sinking ship here. Serve section 21 notice now and get your ducks in row!
Renovate To let
14:38 PM, 26th October 2014, About 9 years ago
My point was that while I agree an early surrender would be a great outcome, the female left in the house cannot provide such a surrender as the tenancy is joint and so requires all 3 parties - both tenants and the landlord - to agree.
17:30 PM, 26th October 2014, About 9 years ago
There is a bit more to this story than I previously told! She was a tenant in anothe house I have and had been with me for 2.5 years in a a two bed back to back, as she was on housing benefit which was paid direct to me I didn't have any problems with her apart from a couple of doors which came off their hinges ( is there a recurring theme here?) she then got involved with her boyfriend ( now her ex) and wanted a bigger house as her child was getting bigger and wished for a new start with her boyfriend and child, after putting her off for a while I had a bigger newly refurbished house that had come available so let them have it, I must admit that I had miss givings at this time but wanted to give them a new start together, but this all fell apart within a month of them moving in. I should have listened to myself in the first place and said no but gave them the benefit of the doubt and now just want her out.
18:38 PM, 26th October 2014, About 9 years ago
Just bite the bullet and issue section 21 now.
it will have 2 effects;
Give tenant(s) more time to find alternative accommodation
Indicates that you are serious
If at the end of the day if you finish up out of pocket put it down to experience and move on
I am based in Leeds, if you want to contact me direct please do it through my website or twitter
PS. There is no sentiment in being a landlord - it's a business!!
7:16 AM, 27th October 2014, About 9 years ago
If she doesn't leave at the end of here tenancy / sec 21 what do I need to do ? How do I get a court order?