You must be registered with the Information Commissioner?

You must be registered with the Information Commissioner?

9:30 AM, 2nd May 2023, About 12 months ago 13

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Hello, I wonder how many landlords are NOT aware that they must be registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) for the Data Protection Registrar. I received my renewal today (£35 yearly).

Whether you are a LTD company, partnership or just you, it is almost certain you need to be registered and there are very few exceptions.

It doesn’t matter whether you only have 1 property or hundreds. Even if you use a letting agent it is very likely you still need to be registered and the letting agent can’t do this for you.

It is all to do with keeping the tenant’s personal data secure.

So if you hold any information for the tenant, it is likely you must register. At the beginning of a tenancy you must provide a copy of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) – or a link to them as they are at least 30 pages long (along with all the other pre-tenancy stuff like EICR and Gas certificate).

If you don’t, then if it comes to court for an eviction or a non-paying tenant, the tenant could argue the tenancy hasn’t been set up correctly so your case may fail.

So, be aware of this requirement.

Thank you,

Derek

 


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Mick Roberts

8:37 AM, 6th May 2023, About 12 months ago

Annoys me how it's an extra in my opinion unnecessary cost/admin chore we have to do. Minor I know, but it tops everything off.

Neil Patterson

9:37 AM, 6th May 2023, About 12 months ago

Reply to the comment left by AP at 06/05/2023 - 08:08
Correct I have answered these before so could be misleading and taken it out of body text.

Mick Roberts

10:05 AM, 6th May 2023, About 12 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 06/05/2023 - 09:37
And we all know Neil don't we, that we interpret things wrong by text & then full blown blazing rows happen on here. When if discussed face to face, we could have all laughed about it.

I don't understand any of this ICO stuff anyway. Worse still is when have to renew our pensions thing for the workers every 3 or 5 years is it. I'm getting more bamboozled by new stuff as I get older & my brain gets more tired & what could have been a safe house for the tenant till I am aged 80, I have to now tell them I could service your boiler & your electrics & make sure your house is safe, but I just can't keep up with this paperwork any more getting up at 4am to do courses & legislation, I've got to sell, sorry.

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