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The NLA and UKALA have been contacted by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in relation to the work the Government is undertaking following the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire. Although it is unlikely that private residential landlords and…
The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) has switched consumer redress provider to the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).Membership of an independent redress scheme is a key benefit of UKALA membership, giving both tenants and landlords the right to impartial independent…
The Government have launched a consultation on extending the mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMO).  They plan to make the following changes through secondary legislation. Remove the storey rule so all houses with 5 or more people from 2 or more…
Rent Smart Wales has revised the cost of a licence for letting and management agents following concerns from UKALA that the proposed fee would have a detrimental impact on standards and professionalism in the private rented sector.   UKALA raised concerns that the…
From today (Tuesday, 2nd February), Mayor Boris Johnson will be launching the London Boiler Cashback Scheme. This Scheme will enable London landlords to apply for £400 cashback from the Greater London Authority (GLA) towards the cost of upgrading old, inefficient…
New Immigration checks for agents and landlords in EnglandThe Immigration Act 2014 places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation.By law, landlords will be required to carry out document checks to identify if a potential tenant has the…
Just a reminder that Rent Smart Wales, the brand name for the new registration and licensing requirements for landlords under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 was launched on 23 November 2015. Landlords who need to register, and landlords and agents who need to become…
Important changes to the UKALA Scheme RulesThe latest version of the UKALA Scheme Rules has been published, with effect from 01 December 2015.The UKALA Board of Directors recently conducted a thorough review of the UKALA Scheme Rules. This was prompted by new guidance from…
New requirements under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014! Rent Smart Wales, the brand name for the new registration and licensing requirements under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will be launched on 23 November 2015.From this date, the Rent Smart Wales…
The Home Office has today (20th October 2015) announced the roll-out of the Right-to-Rent Scheme across all of England.From 1 February 2016 all private-landlords letting property in England will be required to check the immigration status (or right-to-rent) of prospective…