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« on: October 07, 2020, 08:48:40 PM »

Hi all,
New user here

I have a tenanted property on a full management contract. I moved the property with the same tenant to the current letting agent, however, i am no longer happy with the way they manage it and have given them a notice to terminate.
I plan to manage the property myself and wonder what sort of personal/other information about the tenant and the tenancy i need to request from the letting agent.
Would it be something like ID details, guarantor details and reference searches? Anything else?
I already have the tenancy agreement and will ask them to transfer the deposit under my name in DPS.


Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 03:33:57 PM »

If you've not an experienced landlord, I recommend you join the NRLA and do some training before taking over the management. You will then understand all the required documents and which you should request from the Agent. You will also understand why you need a GDRP privacy notice and ICO registration to do this.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 09:57:38 PM »

This is helpful- thanks.

I knew there was a reason i was feeling a bit uncomfortable with the idea of requesting personal data ...
I have always used letting agents before and believed, wrongly it turns out,  that these things do not apply to me. ICO was a bit of a surprise ...

This complicates things a bit so will have to think a bit harder about it ...

Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 02:20:16 PM »

You could have a read of the ICO's 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'.

I think you will then be in a position to decide what common sense things you should (and should not) do with the tenant information.
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