Many landlords have still not checked and maybe do not understand their obligations.
GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018. Be sure to review all the personal information you hold on your tenants and ex-tenants. Sanctions for non-compliance vary, but the maximum is €20M. Here are a few reminders for residential landlords:
- Review all tenant personal information that you currently hold. You must have a legitimate legal reason for keeping the information. This also applies to ex-tenants, so if you no longer need the information then it should be securely and permanently destroyed. But remember to retain records for legal and tax purposes.
- Check with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you need a data protection officer (there is a quick online test for this).