Whether your own one property or a large portfolio, you have a responsibility to your tenants to protect their personal data and respect their rights.
Many landlords will be subject to certain legal requirements to collect personal data, such as the ‘Right to Rent’ check in the UK. In addition to this, most landlords will want to carry out some kind of referencing on prospective tenants, such as credit checks or referencing.
The collection, storage and use of personal data is called ‘data processing’. You need to ensure you carry out all your data processing activities in a way that is compliant with the law, and that you make it easy for tenants to exercise their rights.