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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    GDPR policy against Councils HMO Register

    Hi Tribe

    Just wanted to get people's thoughts on this subject. The council has my personal details because I have an HMO and the property is on the council's HMO Register. As you may know, this register is then available on the public domain.

    I occasionally get marketing mail from these 'Pop-Up (Oppotunists in my opinion) Landlords who offer the Rent to Rent proposal. I'd never consider it! However, my question is around the use of my information from this register for marketing by a company to whom I've not given explicit consent.

    So with regards to GDPR, aren't the council resposible for ensuring that data about me is not given to 3rd Parties for their marketing use? If that's the case then are councils in breach here? Do others Landlords-tribespeople here receive similar marketing  information.

    I doubt these Pop-Up Landlords themselves have registered with the ICO and diligently comply with the GDPR rules. Going forward I want to report them but wanted to know other people's thought and whether I should put an element of responsibility towards the council as well? To be honest I have no idea how they get my personal details from the HMO register...I thought it was just the HMO property address published in the public domain from the register rather than my name and personal residential address where I seem to be getting the marketing material.

    I would welcome your views on this topic.

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    Saagar

    Disclaimer: I have no legal expertise nor am I a qualified advisor on any subject. A humble landlord using an open forum to exchange ideas and experiences. 

    I could be wrong But I think the Council may class you as a Business  and I think Business to Business is not covered by Data Protection

    I would ask them directly


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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Only in the eyes of some James

    It has annoyed me for years HMRC class us as an investment

    Councils ect class us as a Business 

    Thats how they managed to bring in S24 because we are not a Business


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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.


    Section 232 of the Housing Act 2004 combined with regulation 11 of The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006 require the council to include the name and address of the licence holder and manager. This means the council can use the Legal Obligation grounds under the GDPR to process your data and make it available to anyone.

    The other companies will probably rely on the Legitimate Interests grounds for processing your data - sending you a spam letter is not really invading your privacy. As the ICO is overworked, I doubt they will do anything about it unless a lot of people complain.

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    You are a in business 100%. You advertise for tenants and charge them for the service.

    If you advertised your business in the 'Yellow pages' you put yourself in the public arena

    The HMO landlord's list is public information for anyone to see

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