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« on: October 18, 2020, 02:52:47 AM »

I have three rental properties that I have fully managed by a letting  company.  Every month I receive a remittance advice for Each of the flats showing rent paid and fees.  The advice details the tenants name.  Do I need to treat this data (ie their name) in any particular manner like register with information commissioner etc or should I insist the remittance advice just has their initials only? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 09:28:33 AM »

You could have a read of the Guide to GDPR here https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/ and then follow the link to the 'specific resources for small business owners and sole traders'.

You will be in a position to decide what common sense things you should (and should not) do with the tenant names.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 04:50:27 PM »

Yes, you should have your own GDPR privacy notice which is issued to tenants at the start of the tenancy, (or before if for example you also see any of the referencing information). Legally, you should probably register with the ICO, but I suspect lots of landlords in your situation don't bother.
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