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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- 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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- 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.
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- Contacting Us
10:27 AM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
Maybe have a chat with the tenant and explain your situation. I guess if he’s living in a 2 bed flat he’s working? You may be able to come to some sort of agreement somewhere in between what he’s paying and what it’s rental value is worth now. I think I’d rather do this and he stays rather than having to pay out 40k to gain a couple of hundred pounds a month. Also, if he’s been there 20 years and always paid the rent it would be a shame to lose him. As long as he’s not causing any damage to the fabric of the property, it’s his choice to live as he does! Good luck!
10:31 AM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
I have had a similar situation and if I were you I think I would try to get a small increase from him but if he resisted I would carry on with the £1300 pcm. My logic is why spend £40k. If he stays he will wreck it again, if he goes your have to spend £40k. Plus you have the costs of getting him out and he will probably stop paying the rent for the year it takes. Hope this helps. Jeff
11:28 AM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
Reply to the comment left by Jeff Niehorster at 01/11/2022 - 10:31
I am usually on the capitalist side of things but a long standing good (arguably messy) tenant is worth their weight in gold. why would you want to lose him and possibly turf him out of his home (after 20 years this would certainly be classed as a home) possibly unaffordable elsewhere. Moreover, using your figures it would take 4.76 years to get your 40K refurb investment back! i would do the decent thing and leave the poor sod in place. and having paid you for so many years i would also pay for a one off deep clean. It will cost you, what maybe £1500 and might help this poor guy kickstart a better 'mental framework' moving forward, or let him be if he is happy how he is!
karma is a great leveller. unless you want to sell up let sleeping dogs lie i say!
11:36 AM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
Increase the rent to the LHA figure for the size of the property in that area, using a s13 Notice. If the tenant is employed then this will be a very affordable rent, and if he is unemployed then he can claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Element to help him to pay the rent.
If he chooses to downsize into a 1 bed property, then he will give Notice and move out, at which point you go in and do the refurbishment and re-let at the full market rent. But essentially it will be the tenant's choice as to whether he chooses to leave or chooses to remain.
Alternatively, if you don't have a mortgage or can afford to accept a low rent, then simply increase his rent in line with inflation each year. Social housing providers use the September CPI rate + 1% as their standard rent increase rate each April, so you could adopt this method. It may not keep up with the market rates, but it may be seen as a fairer method of determining rent increases.
15:03 PM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
Hmmmm!! Well put question and both sides of the response well argued.
How old is the tenant?
If he's been with you 20 years, chance is you have to do a complete refurb anyway?
acctsol above is right.
15:06 PM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
I struggling to see how you could spend anywhere near £40k just on a kitchen and bathroom refurb in a two bed flat.
New kitchen say £8k and bathroom £3k. Paint and decorate yourself if possible. Even if you need professional decorators only going to be a couple of grand. New carpets and underlay say £3k. Bit of lino in the kitchen or Karndean if you fancy going upmarket a bit. Surely you wouldn’t be spending any more than £20k ?
18:26 PM, 1st November 2022, About 5 months ago
Boot him out, then do a £40k refurb, followed by a bad new tenant that trashes the kitchen and clears off leaving rent arrears! Yeah right, I'd risk that!
22:56 PM, 2nd November 2022, About 5 months ago
I've had a similar tenant for 15 years. I expect that one day I'll get the property back in right state. Leave him be I'd say...Imagine if in that 20 year period you'd had tenants in and out, rent arrears, voids, malicious damage, anti-social behaviour, community charge bills etc etc...you may not have been much better off if at all.
Try nudging the rent up a little and when he finally has to go you can refurbish and HOPE you get a tenant as rock-steady as he was. Just my way of thinking.
9:08 AM, 3rd November 2022, About 5 months ago
Better the devil you know imo. Keep him happy and be thankful.
10:43 AM, 3rd November 2022, About 5 months ago
the problem you may run into is whether the property meets the EPC requirements and whether you can get access to improve it.
There is also the cost of EPC improvements and whether the rent covers this.