Privacy Commissioner issues video on real estate agents taking photographs of property

August 19, 2014 |

In an ongoing series the Privacy Commissioner has released another video on matters privacy.  This addition to the collection is Is my real estate agent allowed to take photos in my house?

The youtube of the video is found here:

Is real estate agent allowed to take photos of my house

The transcript provides:

Is my real estate agent allowed to take photos in my house?

Tenancy laws cover when your real estate agent is allowed to take photos in your house, and it is best practice for them to consult you about this.

If the agent collects personal information, such as images of photos or diplomas, they must handle it in accordance with the Privacy Act.

You should complain to the real estate agent if you feel they have mishandled your personal information. If you are not satisfied with their response, you can complain to our office for free.

For other concerns you should contact your State or Territory rental tenancy association.

All very true as far as it goes.  The problem is that tenants have to cross reference against the Residential tenancy legislation where the laws differ from state to state.

 

 

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