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General Data Protection for landlords and agents


As of May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation forms the new standard by which landlords and agents deal with personal information about their tenants and clients. It replaces the Data Protection Act and introduces many of significant changes to the way you should be processing personal information. It also introduces new obligations on landlords and agents in respect of displaying to tenants and clients how their information will be dealt with.

The intention of this guide is to help prepare landlords and agents for these changes by explaining exactly what they need to do for their business. This is a time consuming process, and the RLA has also produced a number of sample documents, such as a comprehensive privacy notice, to make complying with the easier for landlords.

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