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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
9:38 AM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
"Why are you selling?" is an obvious first question and a question to ask yourself is "What recent changes to legislation (national as well as local authority) might be making this person sell?" These may well be the exact reason you should not buy.
Remember when Universal Benefit was first mooted? Many smart landlords got rid of their "lucrative" BTL's to people unaware of the changes and boy did they stitch a few unsuspecting potential landlords up......
9:39 AM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
Great advise Mark. We had particular discomfort with point 5. We bought a tenanted property (occupied for last 4 years by great professional family) with 2 year still outstanding. The tenancy duration and restricted lending options for BTL mortgage meant we got 30% discount on the market value!. The letting agents (the quite famous one starting with F) demanded we pay them 15% of rent + VAT for the remaining two years tenancy on sales completion. We declined. They withheld the tenancy deposit and threatened to take legal action.We contacted with mydeposit who were useless and so were the conveyancer from both side. We ultimately sent the agents a legal notice and were paid the deposit as well as the outstanding fees waived. The seller had to shelve out the agents fees. The seller tried to recover the fees again from us. We held firm to intimidation and they went away. I subsequently found out that the tenant were happy to shorten the duration of their tenancy to help the sale but the agents blocked it.
9:56 AM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Sonny Kagdi" at "21/03/2015 - 09:39":
I think that you should not even have got involved with the seller's agent.
Regarding the tenant's deposit, that should also only be within you and the seller: It should be a condition of the sale that the seller transfers the deposit to you, then it is his problem to deal with anyone holding the deposit on his behalf.
In the worst case he would have to pay it to you then try to recover it from his agent.
15:49 PM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "21/03/2015 - 09:56":
Not get involved with seller agent ! How can you buy a property without getting involved with seller's estate agent ? The agents advertise the property, do viewing, take offers and coordinate sale process and I would think its very difficult to buy a property without involving the seller agents. Also it is a common practice for estate agents to manage the deposit on behalf of landlord and deposit schemes generally only detail with agents who register the deposit rather than landlord. Unfortunately the logistic of these process are much more difficult than "in theory"
16:08 PM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
Reply to the comment left by "Sonny Kagdi" at "21/03/2015 - 15:49":
Hmm, of course you have to deal with the seller's estate agent, but not with the seller's letting agent.
If they both happen to be the same company then you only discuss with them in their capacity of estate agent (i.e. dealing with the sale).
Indeed, it is common for a letting agent to deal with the deposit on behalf of the landlord.
However, you agree a sale contract with the landlord, not his letting agent. It is for the landlord to deal with his letting agent.
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
21:02 PM, 21st March 2015, About 8 years ago
There are very few solicitors experienced in buying tenanted properties, when you find a good one you will be able to relax in the knowledge that they will deal with agents, deposit protection and tenancy issues so that you don't have to worry about matters such as those mentioned above.
With regards to purpose of sale, that will always be a difficult one to check out, in much the same way as it is for pretty much any high value item, whether it's a car, a watch, a vacant property or a buy to let.
19:57 PM, 1st May 2015, About 8 years ago
Hi Mark Alexander
I have just bought my first tenanted property. The tenant has told me he moved into the property in 2008. His ex wife who has since died moved in around 2006 ? There is no paper tenancy agreement available. My solicitor thinks this could be termed a protected tenancy.
The tenant happily signed a new agreement with me in March 15 and knows nothing about any protected tenancy. And is very happy to be able to continue to live in the house he has been in for years.
I believe given the fact there was no protected tenancy in place and the tenant has signed a new agreement with me this should not make any difference. Today I received a letter from the solicitor reiterating what she has previously stated and excepting my tenant saying he moved in 2008 therefore not a protected tenancy as we have his word for this. And this may be difficulty when I decide to put a mortgage on the property. I cant see why.
I would appreciate your thoughts and anyone else who would like to contribute. Am I missing something.
21:29 PM, 1st May 2015, About 8 years ago
Is the property in Northern Ireland?