Website Compliance – England and Wales
There is a huge amount of legislation that dictates what information we must publish and where we must publish it. This ranges from information that must appear on your company headed paper; in your offices or where it may be seen by clients and of course this includes your website, if you have one. Although […]
Section 8 and 21 notice changes?
A summary of the new notice changes for assured tenancies following the introduction of The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. These changes only affect properties in England. The modified notices were due to run out 30 September, the changes below now apply till 31 March 2021. Firstly and […]
Terms and Conditions
UKALA TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP Effective from 10th January 2023 Welcome to the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA). We are a trade association for residential letting and managing agents that thrives in promoting the highest standards in the private residential lettings industry. UKALA is governed primarily by the UKALA Articles of Association (which […]
Help us to develop an online right to rent checking service
      Help us to develop an online right to rent checking service  The Home Office is developing a new online service to make completing right to rent checks quicker and easier. In this phase of development the service will apply to landlords or agents checking non-EEA nationals who hold biometric residence permits or biometric […]
Total Loss Client Money Protection (CMP) News and Update
Our partnership with Let Alliance has allowed us to exclusively introduce total loss client money protection (CMP) to UKALA members, not available to anyone else in the market.   How does this benefit UKALA members? Government intend to introduce mandatory Client Money Protection for letting & managing agents from April this year. This means effectively […]
UKALA Agency Accreditation
Staff development is key to running a successful lettings business. Continued professional development (CPD) is an excellent way for staff to improve and keep their knowledge up to date. UKALA members enjoy discounted rates to the range of courses organised by UKALA and the National Landlords Association (NLA). These include dedicated courses for UKALA Agency […]
UKALA Agency Accreditation
Staff development is key to running a successful lettings business. Continued professional development (CPD) is an excellent way for staff to improve and keep their knowledge up to date. UKALA members enjoy discounted rates to the range of courses organised by UKALA and the National Landlords Association (NLA). These include dedicated courses for UKALA Agency […]
The Office of Fair Trading makes recommendations to build standards in the lettings market
  The OFT published a report  on 14th February 2013 which identified several consumer protection issues in the lettings market and set out a number of recommendations for Government, industry, enforcers and others in order to make the market work better for tenants. The recommendations and next steps include: