A question to landlords out there…my tenant has asked me for a new copy of the tenancy agreement that includes my address. I am quite a private person and would prefer not to share my personal address. What do other landlords do? I like the tenant and we have a good relationship but I do value my privacy.
It is a legal requirement for the LL to provide their address for the serving of notices. My understanding is that you can provide an email address although I believe you should also provide a physical address. If you use an agent it can also be the agents place of business.
Section 48 Notices under The Landlord and tenant act 1987
What don’t you set up a box no ?
all my tenants have my address but only one has been around for tea
Thanks, I’ll look it up.
Be wary Colin, I had one round for tea, accepted his plea for some casual labour work, he jumped through a ceiling and broke his back and when he moved out 15 months later, I received a no win no fee claim for compensation. That cup of tea cost me £19,000…!
Happy New Year Colin and keep up the communication as I always enjoy your comments.
The one for tea was and is daughter in law
I believe it is a legal requirement and like you I am private however just think of the information a tenant has to provide us with. There has to be trust in both sides.
Thank you. Yes you are right. Tenants do have to provide much more intrusive information.
What address have you used on the tenancy agreement. Happy to be corrected, but I thought you had to give an address for the TA to be valid.
I’m sure it’s a legal requirement
It’s only a legal requirement for the purposes of serving notices you could use a PO Box number or Buck house!
likewise, your name/address is in the public domain on the ICO website (if you’re reg’d, as a Data Controller, as is required for processing tenant’s personal data). Although the Reg’n Ref. is required to do a search, so Joe Public can’t just search your details as a fishing exercise.
I have an email address at the moment
15 seconds with Google provides this info:
Under section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, a landlord of a residential tenancy is required to provide their tenant with their name and with an address (which must be in England or Wales ) where they can serve any notices on the landlord.
An email address does not meet this criterion so you have to find a way around this. Agent perhaps?
I put my phone number and address in the common areas out of sight of the front door
That’s for an HMO presumably?
In buildings with 2 or three self contained flats in them So in the hallways i have the info. All my tenants are periodic and usually cannot find original lease. All have my mobile, this is is just an extra safeguard, may help emergency workers I have no HMO s Do not need the extra work !