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GDPR is coming to Homeseekerplus

What is GDPR?

General Data protection regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR seeks to give people more control over how organisations use their data, and introduced hefty penalties for organisations that fail to comply with the rules. As such Homeseekerplus, local authorities and housing associations will be making some changing.

'Controllers' and 'processors' of data need to abide by the GDPR. Under homeseekerplus, controllers of your data will be the local authority for which you applied for housing with, the processor will be our IT supplier, Locata.

What will change?

You will soon find links available to the privacy pages of local authorities within homeseekerplus, the agreed retention period and information about where and how your data is stored to bring us in line with GDPR.

 

Your privacy is the utmost importance to us so please contact your local council if you would like to know more information.

 

 

 

Do you rent your home privately?

The government have produced a document to help those who rent or who are thinking of renting privately.  It is a check list that covers things such as:

  • Different tenancies
  • Affordability
  • Questions to ask when you are looking for a home
  • Checking paperwork when you find your home
  • Living in your home and being safe
  • Ending the tenancy
  • What to do when things go wrong

Follow this link to find out more

 

Applicants on Homeseekers prosecuted for fraud

Two applicants who tried to dishonestly obtain Council homes have been successfully prosecuted by Cheltenham Borough Homes and Cheltenham Borough Council. 

Read all about it here

Fraud

 

Help to buy South

Help To Buy

Shared ownership is available to those people who are not able to buy a property suitable for their needs outright on the open market.

Help to Buy South are the agency for the South of England including Gloucestershire.  You will need to register to be considered for Help to Buy or other low cost home ownership schemes.

Please visit the Help to Buy South website for more information of call 0845 604 1122