Your reference will be completed by Homelet on behalf of your letting agent. Homelet is part of the Barbon Insurance Group Limited and for the purposes of this application, Barbon is the Data Controller as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 'Act').
In order to complete your application, Homelet will consult with a number of sources to verify the information, including a licensed credit reference agency. As a result of the information received:
- Homelet may pass on any information supplied to you lanlord and/or letting agent, including the results of any linked verification checks.
- By consulting with a credit reference agency, Homelet will share your information with them and the agency may record the results of this search. This search may show how you conduct payments with other organisations. From time to time, this information may also be used for debt tracing and fraud prevention. You may request the name and address of the credit reference agency Homelet use and you may also apply for a copy of the information they provided to Homelet.
- If you default on your rental payments, Homelet may record this on centrally held database of defaulting tenants, and that such a default could affect any future application for tenancies, credit, and/or insurance.
Homelet may use debt collection agencies or tracing agents to trace you whereabouts and recover any monies owed to Homelet.
- If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies to prevent fraud and money laundering
Information may be sent to you and your nominated referees by email. This information will only be sufficient enough to identify you and it won't be excessive; however you should be aware that information sent via electronic means can't be guaranteed to be secure.
The provisions of Section 8, Ground 17 of the Housing Act 1988 will apply to this application. If any information within this application is found to be untrue it may be grounds to terminate the tenancy agreement.
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