Data Protection Documents for Commercial Landlords
The UK's data protection legislation (consisting primarily of the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018), gives tenants significant control over how their personal data is used.
Landlords are “data controllers” under data protection law and tenants are “data subjects”. Landlords are therefore subject to certain obligations and tenants can exercise certain rights.
Our Data Protection Guidance Notes for Commercial Landlords explain the workings of the data protection legislation in more detail. The Data Audit template can be used to assess how data is collected and used. The outcome of the Data Audit will help landlords to prepare a Privacy Notice using our template. This needs to be given to all new and existing tenants and guarantors whose data the landlord holds. Data protection documents for residential landlords are available in the following subfolder. Data protection documents for residential lettings agencies are available here.