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personal information that my landlord legally should know about me

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Hi and thanks for your last reply.   What i really wanted to ask is how much personal information, such as details about my car, my GP, my employer, my passport number etc, is my landlord legally allowed to ask me for.  I have rented for 2 years at my current address.  I have always paid my rent ontime – no arrears and received a questioinnaire today asking me for lots of very personal information.  

Does my landlord have the right to ask me for such sensitive information and do i have to reply.

kind regards and thanks


Hey Sue, 

Your landlord can request a reference from your employer or some higher manager in your company. They not only CAN, but also HAVE to check your passport and check if you have a right to rent in the UK. This got live some time ago, here is more info –

However, I find it odd that your general practitioner and car have been a subject of interest. I think these are personal and you have a right to conceal the information. 

In any case, this questionnaire is not something you’re legally forced to do. You may simply deny.

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