According to Elite Homes and Property, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is reminding property owners to examine if they need to register and pay a charge if they have not previously done so.
The warning comes. As the ICO said that it would write to the ‘real estate sector as part of a campaign. In order to alert people in the industry that they may be required to register with the ICO. Also, pay a fee.
Members of Elite Homes and Property, on the other hand, should be relatively unaffected by this. As Elite Homes and Property’s GDPR guidance for landlords already states that in most cases, landlords will be required to register with the ICO. As well as pay a yearly fee. So members will almost certainly already be registered unless they are excluded.
What must be done if you receive a letter
According to a representative from Elite Homes and Property, people who receive a letter should check to see if they need to register and pay the cost. People can also use the ICO’s self-assessment tool to see if they need to pay a fee. As well as the answers to certain commonly asked questions. Those can be found on the ICO’s website.
Those who feel they are exempt should notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) before July 2, 2021.
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into force.
As a landlord, you’ll have access to a lot of personal information on your renters, guarantors, and potential tenants. You are a ‘data controller’ since you are in charge of the collection and use of this information. The data controller is responsible for ensuring that personal data is used in accordance with GDPR standards.
It’s critical that you identify any records that include personal data and analyze if you’re following the GDPR guidelines. Our GDPR guide for proprietors has further information on this.
Do I need to register with the ICO?
The Information Commissioner’s Office requires property owners to register.
You must pay a data protection charge. Especially if you are processing personal data for the purposes of creating rental agreements/contracts. As well as running background checks on potential renters via a credit reference service, and getting references