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
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
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||means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
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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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the contact details below in section 14.
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- Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a cookie prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.
- Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 13.5. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 13.9, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
- The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
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- Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics and Facebook. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products AND/OR services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
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- It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
- Contacting Us
8:15 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
Looks like a date for all my private rented homes to be sold by, I have two properties in England and 2 in Wales. At least in Wales s21 will still exist but with 6mth notice and cannot be served in first 6mths so effectively a 12mth tenancy. The thought of not being able to get my property back in order to sell for my retirement because you can't ask the tenants to move on. Looks like I need to reviewy plans. After 5years in tenancy I have asked my tenants if they want to buy the property but all have refused the offer.
8:45 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
So S21 banned by 2030 - is that what is planned then? Lots of waffle but where is the actual date detail?
8:48 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
End of buy-to-let? Not quite but in future to protect against void periods etc. landlords may consider offering serviced accommodation or holiday lets instead. This takes the property rental into different legal frameworks. With the loss of control over a rental, the financial risk is greater and as a result it is likely that the larger corporate landlords (e.g. Insurance companies, banks etc.) will dominate traditional buy-to-let in future, The financial risk for smaller landlords will be too great.
8:54 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
I really like the hypocrisy of the government.
They are looking at creating a rogue landlord register, but there is no mention of creating a rogue tenant register.
Again, there is a requirement for minimum standard for the tenant to rent but nothing about how tenant do not care and look after the property they rent. My property is always in a terrible state when the tenant leaves the property. It was always their choice to leave and not mine to get them out. Section 21 to be abolished is an excuse to look good towards the public. On average my tenants stayed for 2 years.
So much for levelling up! There is nothing levelling with these change of regulations.
9:04 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
Where to start with this.
Will tenants be held responsible for trashing properties?
Most of our properties are already under local licensing where they have their own standards and where we are forced to pay a fee for the privilege, will this scheme be now scrapped?
Local licensing also has its own register of landlords.
I assume section 8 will be overhauled for problem tenants, selling etc?
Along with new C EPC which costs a bomb, why bother investing in property?
Finally, what is the point in voting Conservative?
9:23 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
When our politicians move to the Left truth goes out of the window.
“Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions will further be abolished, ending the unfair situation where renters can be kicked out of their homes for no reason”. This translates as “The State will overrule the freedom of adults to make agreements between each other on their own fair terms.”
Identity politics shows its ugly face again and, under pressure from the Progressive media, the Conservative Party as usual give in. Tenants good, landlords bad.
In my experience tenancies almost always end at the tenant’s decision. The landlord, however, has the greatest financial commitment in the provision of rented housing and has more responsibility. He should not have his hands tied behind his back. In shared accommodation tenants need to be accountable to the landlord as the referee, protecting other tenants from bad behaviour from a housemate.
I have to go back 50 tenancies to the last time I asked a tenant to leave. The female housemates complained to me that they felt insecure with a tenant who was bringing random women back home for drunken one-night stands. When I confronted him, he co-operated and voluntarily left. Under Gove’s authoritarian Big State plan of removing landlords’ rights over their own properties, it might be the girls who would have to leave, rather than the anti-social tenant.
9:51 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
Is 2030 the actual date though? I can't find confirmation that that is the case. It wouldn't surprise me if it says in the fine detail that Section 21 will be abolished by next Wednesday.
9:51 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
Commenting, Phil Turtle, compliance director with Landlord Licensing & Defence [link to homepage please] said: “This should be the biggest wake-up call for landlords. It is good that there may finally be some comprehensible minimum standards for rental property instead of the current guess and guess again system.
“But landlords should be petrified that councils and local authorities, the unaccountable, revenue driven and merciless housing police are to be give even more powers to destroy landlords. Particularly given Gove’s reinforcement of the belief that Fines and Bans are the way to ensure Landlords provide decent quality homes.”
10:11 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
Reply to the comment left by Jane Tomlin at 02/02/2022 - 09:51
Yes Jane same question here....all bungled in with the other tosh they are spouting. As I read it...implemented by 2030. Could it mean phasing in a year or so before then, or a deadline date of X applicable only thereafter????
As they are making the whole bloody thing up anyway from fairy wishes, I suppose we just have to wait for the next 'thrilling' instalment of 'the cunning plan' .
Makes me laugh...they suppose they will still be in by 2030 to effect all this???
10:15 AM, 2nd February 2022, About A year ago
I have no issue with providing a decent home for tenants. Most of my properties have an EPC rating of C or above. I have good long standing tenants who consider me a good landlord. However, I have also had bad tenants who work the system, destroy your property and 'steal' the rent, leaving you without the will to live.
I started selling my portfolio after being a landlord for 20 years. I feel I no longer have any control over my property and live in fear of fines for some small thing I have missed or something that the tenant does. Evictions have been rare. My policy was to sell when a tenant gave up the tenancy. However, this week I have put 2 more properties on the market with the rest to follow. The risks of loosing my retirement funds and the stress of ownership are now too high