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Customer: The housing association in whose property I live, disclosed personal information about me to a tenant with whom there has been on-going harassment, stalking and verbal abuse
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: the police have now served a second family member there with a harassment warning
Assistant: Where is the property located?
Customer:*****Cadogan Street London SW£ 2PE SW3 2PE
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Customer: The tenant then accosted me when I was with two of my small children and accused me of lying to the housing association regarding my whereabouts
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Hello, thank you for the question.

I am a UK qualified solicitor and happy to help.

In relation to the disclosure of personal information, I would contact the Information Commissioner' Office on 0303(###) ###-####to see if they agree the housing association have breached your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). If so, you can sue the housing association for compensation and they would also be fined by the commissioner's office for the breach too.

Regarding the harassment by the tenant, you should report this to the Police on the 101 number as by the sounds of it, this sounds like serious harassment to include the stalking and abuse. Check if the Police can help. If they say this is a civil matter, you need to apply to Central London County Court for an injunction.

You will need to complete the attached form N16A and send to your county court with a fee of £150 payable to HMCTS (unless you are in receipt of benefits in which case you can get a fee exemption so you do not have to pay). You can pay either by cheque or attend the court and pay at the counter.

The court will list a hearing where you attend and ask the District Judge for an order and the injunction against the tenant. The application would be made under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

If granted, the Order is then served on the individual concerned and they are bound by the court order - if they breach the order, they are in contempt of court and could well face a fine and a prison term.

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Kind regards,

Jim

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
THank you so much. A lot of really useful information. The police have given the harassment warning. Can I still go ahead with getting an injunction?
Also, I have already called the ICO and the Housing Ombudsman. They both said there was a breach.

Yes, the civil injunction is totally separate to the Police matter.

If there has been a breach, I would write to the housing association and ask for damages - there is no set rule on damages yet as GDPR is very new but the level should reflect the seriousness of the breach - which is serious because you are being harassed by that tenant. I would write to the association and suggest a figure of say, £10,000 and if they do not pay, you can sue them. Let me know if you want help writing a letter to them. You can sue them online at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk and if you are in receipt of benefits, you can get a fee remission from having to pay the court issue fee.

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Kind regards,

Jim

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