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The Step Up Private Tenancy Scheme

The Step Up Private Tenancy Scheme - Rent deposit or Deposit Guarantee Bond

Bromsgrove District Council collects personal information about you in order to fulfil their statutory duty in assessing homelessness and eligibility to the scheme.  The legal basis for this processing is a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.  This information is required under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977. This Duty has since been further clarified through Housing and Homelessness legislation and statutory guidance. In particular the Homelessness Act 2002.  Processing is also necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request, prior to entering into a contract.  Unless the information is provided, you cannot access the scheme. 

Health information, is classed as ‘special category’ data, and is processed in accordance with Article 9(2)(h), health & social care purposes;  criminal record is also classed as special category data, and is processed in accordance with Article 10, ‘processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences’.

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details (including previous address history and reason for leaving)
  • Dependents (access arrangements)
  • Relationship status
  • Gender
  • Current housing circumstances which threatens homelessness
  • Employment details
  • Benefit details
  • Finances
  • Support agency history
  • NI Number
  • Next of kin
  • Health, disabilities, addictions
  • Convictions
  • Ethnicity

Sometimes some of this information is provided by a third party referral, from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust or Citizens Advice Bureau. 

This information will be shared by members of staff in Strategic Housing with departments internal to the Council such as Housing Benefits and Revenues, Registered Social Landlords, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Gas Safety Register.

Where the referral / application is withdrawn or cancelled, this information is immediately destroyed.  Where no debt is outstanding to the council, this information will be destroyed at the end of the financial year in which the tenancy ended.  Where the debt has been paid or written off, this information will be destroyed 6 years after the last payment was made.

This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation unless we have a duty to do so under law. This data will not be transferred outside of the EEA.

No decisions around this data are made by automated means.

 Details of all your rights can be found here.

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