This is @SavillsIreland looking for your savings account statements and proof of gift money JUST TO BOOK A VIEWING for one of their houses in Lucan. Still awaiting a response from them on the exact intentions of this data they are collecting… pic.twitter.com/ZA9l2BZ3po
— Crazy House Prices (@crazyhouseprice) June 13, 2021
Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan said:
“The extent of personal banking information that is reportedly being sought, to secure a viewing, is extremely concerning – as well as being a potential breach of GDPR.
“Why does an estate agent need to be provided with detailed financial information for the sole purpose of organising a viewing of a property – following which, a client may or may not opt to bid for the property?
‘Knowledge of mortgage approval should only be required if a client wishes to proceed to bid on a property. Even then, there is no reason why an estate agent should be provided with detailed bank statements.”