The Data Protection Act 2018

All of the information provided in the application form will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the The Data Protection Act 2018 - is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To fulfil the Council’s obligations under Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004, the Council requires you to provide the information asked for in this form for the following purposes:

1)    To identify the persons involved in the management of the HMO and to facilitate legal proceedings in the event of any offence connected with the licensing of the HMO.

2)    To obtain information needed to assess the fitness and competence of persons involved in the management of the HMO.

3)    To link properties and persons involved in the management, control and ownership of the HMO and any other relevant HMOs.

4)    To obtain information concerning the suitability of the property involved to be licensed as an HMO.

The information you provide may be shared to the extent that it may need to be verified with other agencies such as the Police, other local authorities and other departments within the Council.

Some of the information you provide will be entered into a public register but only to the extent required by law.

The Council may be required to disclose to government agencies certain information you provide.  The information may also be used for research, analysis and statistical purposes.  The Council may also wish to contact you regarding issues relevant to HMOs.


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