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
13:29 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Have you approached small letting agents, including online only start ups, in your area? Even if they don't advertise it, they may well be happy to do the odd ad hoc job for you, without the commitment of a management contract. Someone starting out with their own letting agency business and not yet making much money might be very grateful for a little extra income.
This is a really interesting question, as I think you might have highlighted a possible gap in the market as there must be a lot of landlords who don't want to sign up to management contracts, or even full introduction services, but would still like assistance for a few tasks.
14:04 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
If they are employed by you there is a lot of legislation involved so you would be best checking out about payroll, pension law, employers liability insurance, health and safety etc.
Self Employed is an idea but you have to be careful of IR35. The person must be usually be allowed to choose their own work hours, provide their own equipment etc., so worth looking into.
Check if there is someone doing admin work from home as their own business. They may be happy to take on your work. They are often marketed as a PA service. These type of companies are often flexible in their approach.
Hope that helps
15:00 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
It's not that onerous a job. Put them on "Zero Hours" contract......everybody else does it including big retail stores. Register with HMRC Gateway and get your access code and use the HMRC payroll system which is downloaded free. Get employers liability insurance. Do a bog standard risk assessment template downloaded free off internet. Don't worry
too much about pensions and national insurance etc. Nat Ins code is provided by HMRC and it works out the wages. Do it monthly. It's easier. Remember you will have to pay them holiday pay in the ratio of one hour for every 8 worked. And pay them at least minimum wage commensurate with their age otherwise you break the law. Make sure that with your employers liability you will need public liability and if you are providing a service to tenants in terms of referencing and tenancy agreements then professional indemnity is a good idea. For two employees across three different trades (Lettings, Cleaning and Repairs) it costs me about £500 a year.
15:22 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
I'm not sure that you might be giving yourself more work with the legalities of employing someone. Can you not find a good maintenance man to call on for the painting etc jobs, who only comes when needed. Then use a good agent for the rest, one that doesn't charge for every time they sneeze.
Dr Rosalind Beck
16:24 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Thanks for all your input so far. I really don't want to have an actual employee - I couldn't be doing with all that extra red tape. And as I said, we do have people we call on to paint and do repairs. It's the viewings, inspections etc. which I think I need more help with and that can be quite seasonal. We can very busy end of June, beginning of July and also the beginning of September, and then just any time can suddenly be busy when you get a few voids at the same time. I think Mandy's idea of the small start-up lettings agency desperate for a bit of work sounds interesting. I never thought they would be interested in ad hoc work, but maybe I was wrong. What I don't want though is stupid fees of £80 for filling in an inventory... Any more ideas welcome.
16:51 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
It might be worth putting a post up on Streetlife.com (a fairly new social media platform that allows people to raise local issues and ask for help at a local level), asking for anyone with good experience in the lettings industry and preferably a qualified letting agent or even an accredited landlord who would be willing to do ad hoc work for you.
17:23 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Rosalind £80 for a good inventory is cheap considering what evidence the DPS require if you try and recover dilapidations.
Dr Rosalind Beck
18:01 PM, 13th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Thanks Mandy. I'll look into it.
Gary - you might think it's cheap but I think you could train a monkey to do it. Just running down the list - tick, good condition, tick, good condition. It takes me about 20 minutes and it's good enough for the DPS.
3:15 AM, 14th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Yes i would try to get them to go the self employed route. Too complicated otherwise. I self manage but use a variety of property managers , letting agents and support workers to spread the load on an ad hoc basis. No one is financially tied in with each other and it works well allowing freedom and flexibility for all involved.
It means i have back ups at busy times but not paying out when nothing is going on. So strength in depth. Same with maintenance. Not all my eggs in one basket.
I run a fledgling pay as you go set up so people can dip in and dip out as they please. If I have a slack day i can do stuff myself if i want to or just farm it out if I`m busy or just feeling lazy . The flexibility is great and saves me about 20K a year against if I was to have my portfolio fully managed. It also most importantly allows me to remain at the helm which if you are a control freak like me is a must !
8:24 AM, 14th February 2015, About 8 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Rosalind ." at "13/02/2015 - 16:24":
Rosalind, I can highly recommend Lettingsupermarket, who are involved with Mark and recommended by him as well. I have four properties and since I passed them over to Lettingsupermarket my life has been 100% easier. They have found good tenants quicker than any of the big name agencies and keep you advised every step of the way. Rents come in on the same date every month and they did a Section 21 with no trouble at all. They have three different levels of involvement and I have found them to be very inexpensive given what they do for their money. Ring Tony Sheldon and have a chat. Time to shed the load........