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:
||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;
||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
||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
||Means 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.
- 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.
- All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
- 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:
|Name of Cookie
||Used only to collect performance data, with any identifiable data obfuscated
||This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.
- 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.
- The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
- The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following Cookies:
|Name of Cookie
||First / Third Party
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz
||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website
||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website
- In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
- You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
- 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
11:05 AM, 16th December 2016, About 6 years ago
Have the other couple reported this to the Police or Council yet?
11:58 AM, 16th December 2016, About 6 years ago
Hi Stuart. Have you spoken directly to the tenant to find out what happened and why he felt the need to behave in this way? Once you have the stories from both parties, you need to take the decision on how urgent this matter is. If it was a falling out over something minor, it might be forgotten in time and a friendly warning should be issued. If this is a regular occurrence, you may want to consider negotiating him out of the property as quickly as possible through giving him back his deposit and/or an extra amount to smooth the path. It just depends how much it's worth to you for an easy life to get the room back and relet again to someone who doesn't think it's OK to abuse housemates.
Not a great situation, but if it's well handled it'll all blow over and you'll be armed with experience to deal with it again. P.S. One guy in an HMO punched another tenant last week and dislocated his shoulder - both drunk so we've relocated the perpetrator as the circumstances showed blame on both sides
12:13 PM, 16th December 2016, About 6 years ago
I've been here a good few times before.
If your personal 'judgement' of him is he is ok i.e. it's a one off; give written warning mentioning you will go for eviction if it happens again. Tell the threatened couple if it happens again to report to police and then you will evict him. It's getting to the point where I am quite tempted to wear one of those camera's on the body that police have to record and video all communications with 'tricky' tenants.
If he's unlikely to play ball then sometimes paying them to leave can work (yeah I know!; but sometimes it's the path of least resistance though expensive ).
I'm not sure how you credit/referenced checked your tenants. I always (from now!) get a professional one that is backed by a landlord rent guarantee insurance . So *in theory* I should never be out of pocket if things do go wrong.
At this point in time I have 2 disputes with the DPS, 1 CCJ in action and 2 high court writs on the go. HMO's require TONS more work in terms of social 'people' dealings!
Best of luck!. My motto here would be 'don't be a mug twice...'
7:16 AM, 17th December 2016, About 6 years ago
I would ..... Talk to tenant first - see what they want. Was it a one off relatively low key incident which they can and in fact want to brush off . Or was it a vile aggressive act likely to be repeated and they want something positive done about it . You have control but plan your action with them in mind and keep them informed . They have to live in the same house so you need them on board. Get them to start a log .Then do something along the lines of this. Vary to suit.....
1st time Speak to him - That may be enough to calm him down - warn him repetition may mean written warning and his tenancy is at risk
2nd time Write to him and speak to him - That may be enough - warn him repetition may mean police involvement and eviction -
3rd time Tell him you tried your best but he just wont listen - Evict but say you will tell the police but wont pursue formal action or sue him etc if and only if he goes quickly, quietly and without fuss so he wont get a ccj , criminal record , lose his job etc etc
4th time - Tell police - pursue charges and consider civil action to run alongside that .
Start soft as you can always go in harder and upgrade action. Warn him at each stage of what will happen if repetition occurs so he cant say he hasnt had a chance. Have a witness who can back you up at each stage. Give him clear timescales. Communication is key with all parties and keep them all informed and on board as you need their support and them to act as witnesses
14:53 PM, 17th December 2016, About 6 years ago
If the harassment is happening regularly and/or threats have been made the other tenants might be able to seek an injunction against the abusive tenant; they will obviously need evidence, document of incidents and police reports.
11:19 AM, 20th December 2016, About 6 years ago
Thank you for all your comments, we have finally managed to talk with the tenant who had an issue with the couple playing music loudly whilst he was trying to sleep (shift worker) and this grievance mixed with alcohol was responsible for his unreasonable behaviour!
We have asked him to leave and offered to refund this months rent and his deposit, to which he has agreed and fingers crossed will be leaving Thursday/Friday.
We have taken this action to restore calm in the property but will ensure that all tenants are spoken to with regard to the behaviour necessary to live harmoniously under one roof!
We vet all tenants via the NLA credit reference service and try to ascertain when meeting them if they will fit, however, experience clearly shows that you can't get right all of the time!
16:05 PM, 20th December 2016, About 6 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Stuart Baker" at "20/12/2016 - 11:19":
Well negotiated. Glad that it now looks as if its been resolved satisfactorily so you and the other tenants can rest easy this Christmas. Make sure he signs a surrender document. Paying someone to leave is often an intelligent option. Money talks