As from May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will form 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 a number of significant changes to the way you should be processing personal information.
The RLA have created a useful guide which explains to you exactly what you need to do in order to prepare for GDPR. It is important to realise that there are very few people that will be exempt from these new rules and ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for not complying. You need to start planning for GDPR and the sooner you start.. the better!
For more information on the RLA’s guide to GDPR, Click Here. The article they have created is a very good resource and explains the new complicated rules in the simplest of ways.