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Friday 2nd August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 187

Mike

4 weeks ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 26/05/2018 - 12:04I agree entirely with your points, these answers are not specific, i.e. don't have to pay can still mean you have to register but no need to pay.
Sharing personal data with trades personal, there is a way around it, you book a trades person to go to YOUR property as you own it, so you are in fact passing your personal data to a trades person to got to your property at so and so street post code xyz, and knock on door number B 48 and say you have been sent by Mr so and so to fix a certain problem, which no doubt the tenant will be aware, as you would have discussed this with your tenant, you don't have to give the trades person your tenants name, so the tenant will then allow the trades person to come in and do his job, because you have pre-arranged with your tenant, that such and such a person or company will be attending between 2pm and 5pm on so and so date, so now you are not sharing your tenants data, you are merely giving the trades person the address of a property you own, not the address of a property your tenant rents, I can see there are 100 ways you can go around this registration process. It will be up to the trades person to ask the tenant if he can have his name, and up to tenant to say who he is. If there is any need to know the name.... Read More

Mike

A month ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

Reply to the comment left by Hamish McBloggs at 25/05/2018 - 18:02Hamish, I am a small time self employed sole trader, not a limited company, so i don't need to file my annual accounts and reveal my data, my landline phone is the same number that i acquired in 1975 and has not changed and is ex directory number. I like my privacy kept, of course recently when Selective license came into force, I was forced to register, and my name and my address is now exposed on a public register, for what use I have no idea, Ok I understand it is there for someone to make a complaint against my tenants, which means anyone living near my rented house gets disturbed by anti-social behaviour from my tenants, they can find out who the landlord is and how to contact him, to make a complaint, but that is not how it should be, anyone needing to make a complaint should contact the council first and lodge a complaint, it is then for the council to find out if the property is registered for selective license and then they should write to the landlord to address any issues, what do you think we are paying such a high fees for? do they just want to collect our fees and sit on their big fat arses and let us deal with anti-social behaviour and face the front line dealing with drunken and rowdy tenants and face further allegations of intimidation and harassment. why are we being asked to police anti-social behaviour and act as immigration officers? Can somebody give some common sense to these bureaucrats, its free, we won't charge them for it. Its all going totally mad everywhere. We need Donald Trump to rule Britain.... Read More

Mike

A month ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

I have just been on the phone to ICO, and asked them a few questions such as I run a small manufacturing business making electronic gadgets, and I have just a few customers who email me with orders or enquiries and I reply them by emails, I do not store any of their emails on my computer as they are stored on my service providers servers, so i am not holding any personal information on anyone on my computers, my internet service provider holds all my email records. I have given my IP my consent to hold these for as long as they can going back to 2001, yes over 22,000 emails stored on their servers, I want this arrangement to continue.
So receiving and replying to emails is normal business activity and does not constitute personal data processing, companies are not persons, so i need not register as I do not store personal information of them on my computer, I can still attach pictures and download drawings etc as that is not personal information, for example a drawing pr a picture of a circuit board is not a personal information.

I also told them that I then book courier to deliver goods to my customers but have to provide them with my customers address to deliver to, thats is fine as this does not identify a person.

Then I asked that i rent a property to one or two tenants, and at the beginning of a tenancy I request my tenants to supply me a colour photo copy of their passport, or an ID card, a reference from their employer, or if they are self employed their last 3 months bank statements, and any account papers, or a letter from their accountant, I do not scan these and store on my computer, I simply file them in paper format. After the tenants leave, I will destroy these or return it to them for them to destroy so that they know they have been destroyed.
I was told that in a case where there is no personal electronic data exchanged, then it is OK not to register.
I then said i would not mind registering voluntarily but because they are going to publish my personal details on their public register, therefore I am not happy for them to do that as it would infringe my personal data, I stated that my fears are that anyone could target me as they would know where I lived, and I stated clearly that I am not a company but an individual who could be targeted by someone with unlawful agenda. i was told that I could perhaps give a POBox number or give a different address! I asked if I could use a different name like an alias, and I was told no I must only use my real name.
I also at the beginning of the call asked if I could record this call, I was asked what for, I said to protect myself in case I am given wrong information and I was found not to have complied with GDPR registration, I was asked in that case I can write them an email, but I said no I need to discuss this today as being the last date so i need to register today, I was told that today is the first day so I can register later, However, as the person I spoke to did not give me authorization to record my call so I did not press recording button. I also mentioned that we are all confused and having a debate on Property 118 website as this site caters for landlords.
Any way so as to protect myself, I told ICO that I was not happy about them revealing my personal data on a public register therefore I am reluctant to register, even if I wanted to register voluntarily, I said that it was not a matter for £35 reg fee, but my own data protection was main issue and concern to me. I was asked to put all this in writing and email my concern, this way i have made steps to get registered but because of their own lack of protection to my personal data, I declined to register, not at the expense of revealing my P D.
Finally the good news is if I am running a manufacturing business, or I could be A PLUMBER for that matter and a landlord, i need not register twice once for each category of business.... Read More

Mike

A month ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

Ian, that is true, however even on land registry site you need to supply your own details to seek someone's details, there is a record who is seeking information, whereas a public register could be sought by anyone anonymously for unlawful purpose, there is no tracking or trail for anyone who had been seeking information, and on top of this land registry also charges a small search fee , which is same as when you want to search someone's credit reference check, there is a trail left of the information seeker. That way you would know if anyone was trying to obtain your personal data unlawfully for a wrong purpose, the whole issue is of personal data protection and we all need some protection ourselves as well especially if you are a small time sole trader or a lone one property landlord. Even Electoral register gives you an option if you want to opt out of public register.... Read More

Mike

A month ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

My issue is not registering , but the fact ICO will not be protecting my personal data, they would actually be breaking the law themselves by making available my personal information to anyone through their public register. I would not like ICO to publish my details on a public register. If I went ahead and paid them to register, they will publish my personal details which is what i am strongly against, I am an individual not a company.... Read More