We are an established independent property sales, lettings and management agency which offers the highest form of customer service, with our friendly and helpful work ethic and customer orientated approach. Whether you are a landlord or a potential tenant our services cover both your needs. Whether you want us to Sell, Rent, Market or Manage your property or if you’re looking for a property to Buy or Rent things look a whole lot more brighter with Bright Homes.
Your privacy is important to us which is why we will always respect your data and never sell it on to third parties.
What information do we collect about you and why?
We collect information about you when you register with us or use our services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys and provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
When you contact us, book a valuation, request property details or register an interest in the services we provide, we need to know your name, postal address, email address and contact telephone number.
We gather this information to allow us to process your registration, any valuation or viewing bookings you make for a property. The relevant information is then used by us, our agents and sub-contractors to provide any services requested by you and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the provision of the service in general.
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purpose of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
From time to time we may provide your information for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide. We or our agents and sub-contractors may contact you by post, email or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.
We collect personal information about you to provide you with the service you have requested and, if you agree, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.
We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website.
We would like to send you information about products and services of ours and other businesses carefully selected (a list of preferred suppliers can be located on each branch page of the website) by us to contact you in writing, by telephone or by email to offer you content, advertisements, products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may also wish to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other service or products we think may be of interest to you.
Bright Homes Estate will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside the Bright Homes Estate network, without your permission.
All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
The internet is not a secure medium. We use the most up-to-date technologies to protect the information you give us. We also keep your information confidential. The internal procedures of Bright Homes Estate cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information.
Personal data will only be retained for as long as necessary for the purpose of processing. However, the retention periods can differ based on the purpose the data was provided, the requirements of the business, and the lawful basis for processing.
Within our business activities there are some legal requirements which apply to the retention of personal data; the minimum retention period is 12 months and the maximum retention period is 7 years from the date the transaction concluded.
In the absence of any legal requirements, data is to be deleted when:
IN HOUSE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
We are committed to providing a professional service to all our clients and customers. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
If you have a complaint, please put it in writing, including as much detail as possible. Send it to our manager or ask a member of staff for contact details. We will then respond in line with the timeframes set out below (if you feel we have not sought to address your complaints within eight weeks, you may be able to refer your complaint to the Property Ombudsman to consider without our final viewpoint on the matter).
What will happen next?
- We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of you complaint within three working days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
- We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally be dealt with by the office manager who will review your file and speak to the member of staff who dealt with you. A formal written outcome of our investigation will be sent to you within 15 working days of sending the acknowledgement letter.
- If, at this stage, you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will arrange for a separate review to take place by a senior member of staff.
- We will write to you within 15 working days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final viewpoint on the matter.
If you remain dissatisfied, you can then contact The Property Ombudsman to request an independent review:
The Property Ombudsman Ltd
43-45 Milford Street
01722 333 306
Please note the following:
You will need to submit your complaint to The Property Ombudsman within 12 months of receiving our final viewpoint letter, including any evidence to support your case.
The Property Ombudsman requires that all complaints are addressed through this in-house complaints procedure, before being submitted for an independent review.
We are registered with Client Money Protect