Tip #5:

Photographs and Rental Properties

Many lenders today require interior photographs of homes as part of the condition of obtaining a mortgage.  If you have a rental property one should be aware that the consent must come from the tenant.

To make the consent meaningful the purpose of the pictures and how that information will be used must be disclosed.

The pictures are viewed as collection of personal data.

Here are a few lines from a 2006 decision from the Privacy Commissioner's Office:

It is highly recommended that one should get written consent for the interior photographs.  A signed copy would then be placed in your files for future reference.

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