You must register with the Information Commissioners Office if
- you collect personal information about tenants (such as names, phone numbers etc), and
- you collect, share or store this information using a phone, computer or other electronic device.
How do landlords register with the ICO?
Most people have to pay a fee to register. The amount you pay depends on the size of your company. Use the ICO's self-assessment tool to work out if you have to pay a registration fee.
Advice on data protection
Visit the ICO website for information and advice about your responsibilities.
The website has a self-assessment tool for sole traders and small businesses. This can help you understand if you follow data protection requirements.
RentSmart Wales has a free guide on data protection for landlords. This explains data protection law for landlords and letting agents.