Data protection when renting an apartment

Guidelines have been drawn up for the processing of personal data in rental and letting activities. The Data Protection Ombudsman has approved the guidelines as an industry-specific code of conduct within the meaning of the Personal Data Act. 

The guidelines have been drawn up by the Finnish Property Owners RAKLI ry, Finnish Real Estate Management Federation, Finnish Real Estate Agents’ Association, Finnish Landlord Association, Finnish Tenants VKL and Vuokraturva Oy. 

The guidelines provide guidance to landlords and brokers on what information can be asked and collected from tenants, how to store the information and how to proceed with further disclosure. The guidelines are available via the link below.