Document retention for housing associations

This revised 2013 guide to document retention gives housing associations a clear and up-to-date guide on length of time for retention, storage and disposal of documents.

15 February 2013

The guidance contains updated information on the statutory and recommended retention periods for different documents, including tenant records, insurance documents and legal paperwork.

The briefing also contains further sources of guidance and information on data retention.

Members should be aware that the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented on 25 May 2018. It will be supplemented by the Data Protection Bill, currently before Parliament, which will ensure that the GDPR remains legally effective even after the UK leaves the EU. In addition, the Data Protection Bill makes a number of significant changes to domestic law on data-related issues. We will issue updated guidance once the details of new legal and regulatory position have become clear.