Data gathering: Details of power: Power to retain documents
If we consider it to be reasonable to do so, we may retain documents that have been provided by the data-holder in response to our data-holder notice for a reasonable period.
If the data-holder reasonably requires a document that we are retaining, they may request that we give them a copy of that document.
The fact that we are retaining a document doesn’t break any lien claimed on that document. A lien is a right to retain someone else’s property until a debt is paid. Producing the document to you does not affect the lien.
We are liable to compensate the owner of a document if we lose or damage that document. The compensation is only for expenses reasonably incurred to replace or repair that document.