Since the 1984 Data Protection Act was updated by the introduction of the Data Protection Act 1998 and manually maintained, paper records have been covered for the first time. This means landlords who hold information on their tenants should be registered data users.
The following rules apply to both companies and individuals holding or processing personal data:
Any person whose data is held may be entitled to compensation for any damage or distress they may have suffered in consequence of inaccurate data held by the data user, or data lost, destroyed or disclosed without authority. Alternatively, a court may order inaccurate records to be rectified or erased.
21% of Landlords Take Four Months to Sign Up First Tenants
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking