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(“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
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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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- Contacting Us
17:34 PM, 7th August 2018, About 5 years ago
I don’t have any properties in those areas of Leeds but Last time I was at a meeting arranged by Leeds council they said they didn’t want to go down that route and that if you joined the Leeds rental standard (for free) they would class you as a good landlord and leave you to get on with things. It’s disturbing that they are now thinking about bringing it in but they might be more open to objections if they are indeed reluctant?
17:59 PM, 7th August 2018, About 5 years ago
I found this in the Frequently asked questions:-
"As a result of the inequalities in these areas, the Council is considering focusing its actions and resources to try and make a difference. For a number of years, the Council has operated an accreditation scheme for landlords in Leeds. Whilst very successful in some areas, it has not been successful across the city. More recently, the Council has supported the Leeds Rental Standard in the city. This is a self-regulation scheme run by the sector, for the sector as a means to recognise good landlords in the market. Like previous accreditation schemes, however, it has not consistently been taken up by landlords in Beeston and Harehills".
As I don't use letting agents I didn't know much about the scheme. The council certainly never warned that if we didn't join a scheme they would introduce selective licensing. I have already decided to sell one property which is due to come to the end of its fixed term shortly. Unfortunately most of my properties have fixed term deals that have a few years to run, so I would have to pay high early repayment charges. The first properties I bought in 2007 are on base rate trackers, but the prices on those are either below or just getting back to the prices I paid in 2007 (despite spending a lot of money on them). I think landlords will be put off and prices may drop if the scheme is introduced.
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
7:30 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Selective Licensing consultations have resulted in the ideas being knocked on the head a few times. However, this has only happened when the Councils have received an overwhelming negative response.
In the vast majority of cases, the schemes have been introduced because only a handful of landlords have fought back.
Apathy costs money!
My advice is that you spend as much time getting more landlords to help you to fight the Council as you spend actually fighting the Council.
You cannot win this battle on your own, you need to recruit and Army.
Take inspiration from what landlords in Bournemouth recently achieved - see link below.
Also see the article about a recent win in regards to Selective Licencing at the Court of Appeal
Other wins for landlords in regards to stopping Selective Licencing in its tracks have occurred in:-
Telford & Wrekin >>> https://www.property118.com/consultation-feedback-halts-selective-licensing/
and Milton Keynes >>> https://www.property118.com/milton-keynes-abandon-selective-licensing/
I wish you good luck and request that you also help promote my petition to Theresa May - link below.
8:03 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 08/08/2018 - 07:30
Thanks Mark, I will have a look at those. I have already told a few people about the proposed scheme and consultation. Also, I have already signed your petition, shared it on Facebook and told a few people about it (two told me they had signed).
8:50 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Yes Richard I spoke to them on Monday as I nearly choked eating my breakfast.
The actual cost is for the 5 year term and about £675 if you join the leeds rental standard . I was a member but they changed the scheme last year so I didn’t rejoin.
I will have 3 properties affected.
I called them and filled in the questionnaire. Get this filled in with your objections as it seems this info will be looked at.
I spoke to the housing team and explained it was a bad idea but asked if they had ever thought about using carrots as well as sticks. So reward good landlords with warm good houses against the ones who do nothing. This scheme could easily do this.
I also have the email of every landlord and agent on the private rent scheme so maybe I need to do a block email.
I am up for working as a unit, maybe we can get in touch privately.
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
8:54 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Reply to the comment left by john henderson at 08/08/2018 - 08:50
Please don't share your emails here John, I already have them both.
I will email Richard and give him your email address. He can then contact you directly if he wishes to do so.
I will do the same for any other Property118 member if they leave a comment to give me their permission to share their email addresses with you both.
9:02 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Thanks Mark, that’s ok.
9:04 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Hi John, I saw a post about the scheme on Facebook on Monday and haven't got over the shock yet. I have already filled in the questionnaire and obviously made it clear I am not in favour.
Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118
9:18 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
May I suggest you share this article on as many Landlord related Facebook Groups as possible.
Simply copy the page URL and paste into Facebook
9:48 AM, 8th August 2018, About 5 years ago
Apologies if I am moving off the Leeds specific topic, but on the subject of fees (even for the new mandatory licensing) they are becoming ridiculous. St Albans have only just woken up to the 1st October deadline and released their bargain fees (which they claim only cover costs and are not a profit centre) at £153 per occupant! That equates to £1683 for a single property having seven bedrooms, 4 of which are over 10m2 so capable of accommodating a couple).
When I raised the question of how it costs treble to process a license for one property compared to another I of course got no response!
No accreditation scheme, no discounts whatsoever for 'good' landlords, and a vitriolic note that all fees must be received in clear funds by 30th September and no instalments whatsoever!
Clearly drafted by someone with a clear understanding of the cashflow problems of the average HMO landlord.... of course we all have a spare £17k in cash floating around doing nothing constructive
Also, in higher rent areas such as Hertfordshire dictating to grown adults that they cannot possibly reside in a room of 6.49m2 despite generous communal space will only have one consequence... the disappearance from the market of any accommodation option below £600pcm .... I'm sure that will help all my tenants only bringing home circa £1000 dramatically improve their living standards!