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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.
- 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?
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- Contacting Us
11:45 AM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
Unless you are a qualified electrician, the answer has to be no, get a qualified electrician. It's one thing changing light bulbs, but another to do any wiring, even if you do feel competent and able to do it. If things go wrong, then you run the risk of being prosecuted.
11:47 AM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
No, You need space scientist from NASA to certify your electrical safety. But I don't trust them either as the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, trust your own ability as you are competent in my view, often better than some qualified electricians, if this site permitted sticking pictures I would show you a picture of a qualified Electrician how notorious his workmanship was when he swapped an old CU with a new one and charged me £500 for such a crap workmanship, If you know your electrics and have worked on it, why not and who is going to check your finger prints who did any work on your electrics? Just wear insulating gloves! I do all my own electrical work, to much better standard than many who just want get it done mentality, not caring about aesthetics apart from obviously safety which is of prime concern not just for the tenants but for our lives that matter too. Oh yes I have worked in Electrical related industry for practically all my life for commercial employers, I know my stuff more than many qualified registered electricians. That is what earned my money to buy houses to rent!
11:54 AM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
Have you recorded the results of tests following any of your modifications in the prescribed manner? If not, ask yourself if you’re competent to not only carry out the work, but to leave it safe. How would you establish that should, for example, one of your terminals loosen and cause a fire involving injury or worse. ? It’s about establishing competence and keeping test records in the event.
12:03 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
"Can a landlord", can anyone?
"All NEW electrical work must comply with Part P of the Building Regulations which restricts DIY electrical work on grounds of safety. However, you are still allowed to carry out some work yourself without notifying Building Control. Minor repairs and maintenance are permitted, as well as ‘like for like’ replacements, such as changing existing sockets, switches and ceiling pendants or even replacing damaged cables. As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install additional new light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main)."
I don't know of any further restrictions on landlordes but am prepared to beproved wrong.
12:16 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
Reply to the comment left by Mike at 12/03/2021 - 11:47
Exactly the same story here. You can go on ad-infinitum employing yet more licensed bureaucrats and chasing them through whatever process you are supposed to be enslaved to a "fine upstanding citizen" or you can take some personal responsibility for ensuring the safety of yourself and your tenants rather than have somebody else to blame. The compromise is to get a member of the club to check your completed work. Or waste time and money joining it personally.
I too have had to rip out the work done by "approved" people and I am sick of it.
Social constructs will destroy us or even worse, turn us into americans. (Lower case is not a typo).
12:23 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
Yes you can for 'non-notifiable work' under Building Regs, but you and your work may or may not be covered by any insurance.
Minor Works are covered under Building Regulations. See https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/16/electrics/5
12:31 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
Reply to the comment left by Mike at 12/03/2021 - 11:47
Yes you can do electrical work as long as it is tested by a Registered electrician and either a Part P or EICR is provided.
I do my own electrics and get it tested afterwards. The person I use to certify knows I do a quality high standard job, He is very thorough in his inspection and always happy with the quality.
I am not a qualified electrician but ran a data cabling company for over 20 years and have installed every type of cable, from basic data cabling, fibre, CCTV up to 132K electrical cables.
I ensure segregation etc and trunking/conduit is used and tend to have each room served by an MCB, so my own 4 bed house has a 16 way CU, far exceeding the regulations.
13:38 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
As a long time member of the 'boys club' that people seem to love to hate, as well as being a landlord - also hated of course- of 28 years with 42 properties- I only give this info to qualify my answers so as to knock out a lot of the rubbish wriiten on here.
1) Ignore the people that say you cant do it- IN LAW YOU CAN- and its hardly a big complex job is it? It would count as a 'Minor Electrical Installation Works' job and you dont need to be registered or even qualified. It is non notifiable to building control.
2) Any minor works installation needs to be BS7671 compliant (changing a single to a double shouldn't raise any problems here).
3) The rub- the circuit needs to be inspected and tested to ensure BS7671 compliance. A bit like an eicr but just for the altered circuit. So unless you happen to have a bit of our relevant testing equipment kicking around (£800-£1000 worth for anything decent) and the said equipment has its annual calibration certificate valid, along with the knowledge and experience of performing the testing it leaves you a bit stuck.
Ridiculous situation? 100% agree but this is the IET and BSI that make the rules not the electricians in the 'boys club'- we hate the rule makers even more than Joe public does as we're the ones that suffer Joe publics cr*p for having to follow the regs.
Now- that is the legal situation. Most people who have a modicum of DIY skills would just do that job and not worry about it. I am not of course advising you to do that, whatever you do is up to you.
Dont forget future liability should any incident occur (unlikely) but someone is always held accountable in todays society. At least in the 'boys club' we are insured for millions.
Out of interest if you google up IET (institute of engineering technology) and look up their 'model forms' on there you will find the legal minor works form. Anyone is allowed to view, print and use it. It is a one page test document and has a 2nd guidance page explaining its purpose and the conditions.
Forget the armchair experts (a lot of who seem to know it all and know 'nowt'), and forget the haters- as landlords a wrongly persecuted group I take exception with other landlords who want to have a go at me and mine (another newly unfairly persecuted group- but thats some people for ya eh!!)
And yes their are rogue sparks as there are definitely rogue landlords- so does that mean we all rogue landlords??
Correct advice given to you now as well as a minor moan!
Hope that helps.
13:46 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
I meant to add on that last post you can get a 'skilled' person to test and certify it- its called 3rd party certification and some of is hold that ticket. Trouble is i dont do it, a lot of others wont and those that will may overcharge you.
16:05 PM, 12th March 2021, About 2 years ago
One thing to bare in mind, you may do the best job ever but your lovely tenant decides to alter something to what you did and electrocutes himself because he forgot to turn off the power first. His lovely partner then tells the authorities that only days earlier you came round and did some work on that socket. Your word against his/hers but you did actually do something albeit good and can't deny that. Had it have been tested by a qualified electrician you would have been covered but I bet your liability insurance won't cover you. I had A Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom business for 25 years and we did all our own electrics, complete ring mains etc. and had it inspected by the local council who then were only allowed to charge a max. of £90.00 for domestics, whereas an electrician would have charged about £200.00. There was always a joke that the tester would say "I can see your not qualified electricians because the work is to good", but we always did it correctly to the letter and never had a problem. We certainly did see some very dangerous DIY jobs when ripping out old kitchens. There are many jobs you are allowed to do in your own home but the small print says "by a competent person". Is it worth the risk just save a few bob???