Terms and Conditions
Catalyst Housing Ltd will only process your personal data for the purpose of processing your registration for housing opportunities and schemes and will hold your information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
All information you provide (and information resulting from contact with your landlord and/or employer) may be shared with the same only in relation to any property purchase or scheme progression. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Catalyst Housing Ltd, other HomeBuy Agents and partner Registered Providers (housing associations), reserve the right to take up any references relating to applicants as we consider it necessary and may also search the files of any credit reference agency which will keep a record of any such request. We must protect the public funds we handle and so may use the information you have provided on this form to prevent and detect fraud.
Under section 29(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998 the information may be disclosed for purposes of crime prevention and detection. Sensitive personal data such as racial or ethnic origin, offences (including alleged offences) and physical and mental disabilities are required under the Equal Opportunities Monitoring statute. We may also share this information for the same purposes with other organisations that handle public funds.
The information may be used for statistical surveys, which means we may pass this information in confidence to the Department for Communities and Local Government and agencies working on our and their behalf.
It is a criminal offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false declaration or withhold information reasonably required. All registrants must read the above and accept the responsibility to confirm that they have provided accurate and up-to-date information relating to their registration for the HomeBuy service. Registrants are required to be aware that if it is found that false information has been given to obtain housing either knowingly or recklessly, appropriate legal action maybe taken and the Registered Provider or local authority may seek possession of any leasehold tenancy granted. (Translation service available if required). registrants are also required to understand that if they are an existing council, housing association or other public sector tenant, they will be required to relinquish any existing property on the day of completion if they obtain a home through any affordable homeownership initiative. All registrants authorise Catalyst Housing Ltd to share and exchange information with stakeholders as required, including but not restricted to, Government appointed HomeBuy Agents, partner Registered Providers, local authorities, the electoral register, solicitors, panel-approved independent financial advisors, your employer, credit reference agencies and estate agents who may be able to assist in locating properties for registrants.