Your data: empty homes matchmaker scheme for renting

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects and records your personal information, including your name, address and contact information. The information that you provide within this application will be held on a matchmaking database controlled and operated by the Aberdeen City Empty Homes Officer.

For ‘Landlords’ we will also hold information about your property in order to place your long-term empty home on the Council website and to inform prospective tenants that your property is up for rent. ‘Landlords’ who register with this service should be aware that the property details they have included will be distributed to all appropriate registered Tenants. If a potential ‘Tenant’ declares an interest in a property then the ‘Landlord's’ personal information (name, telephone number and email address) will be shared with the ‘Tenant’ in order to generate a communication link. ‘Tenants’ should also be aware that if they choose to declare an interest in a property then their personal information (name, telephone number and email address) will be shared with the appropriate ‘Landlord’.

The Council does not share this information with any other organisation or Council business area.

How long we’ll keep your information for

We will keep this information for 12 months commencing from either the day your property is let, or from the day you choose to withdraw from the matchmaker scheme.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on DataProtectionOfficer@aberdeencity.gov.uk or write to:

Data Protection Officer
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
Marischal College
Aberdeen
AB10 1AB

See more information about all the rights you have

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing this personal data as Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because we consider providing this service to be part of our public task under our powers set out in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 s157.


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