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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 agents will be directly connected with the ownership or block management of Read more...
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.
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 licensed, can now do so, which must be Read more...
Duty to publish agents fees proposed During the last session of parliament, the Government introduced a Consumer Rights Bill to clarify and simplify consumer rights in England and Wales. The bill aims to make consumers better informed and better protected when they are buying goods and services. Having failed to progress through both houses of Read more...
UKALA are pleased to support this exciting industry event on Tuesday 5th November 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. There are a total of 21 seminars which you can attend, a fabulous lunch is included and this is an excellent opportunity for you to network with your fellow agents. We will have our Read more...
The UK Association of Letting Agents has highlighted serious concerns about the Government’s Immigration Bill, when called to give evidence on behalf of letting agents to Parliament’s Public Bill Committee. Building on comprehensive discussions with both the Department for Communities and Local Government and Home Office, UKALA used the opportunity to bring letting agents’ doubts Read more...
UKALA RESPONDS TO CLG REPORT ON THE PRS UKALA has welcomed the announcement of a package of proposals aimed at tackling poor experiences in the private-rented sector. Commenting on the announcements Caroline Kenny, UKALA Executive, said: “Although Mr Pickles’ announcement contains little new policy, it is very reassuring to see the Government focusing on the Read more...
UKALA WELCOMES COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY UKALA has welcomed an announcement by the Department for Communities and Local Government pledging to increase transparency in the private-rented sector without strangling the sector with unnecessary rules and red tape. The package of measures will include a tenant charter, which will help promote greater understanding and clarity concerning the Read more...
UKALA Spreads Awareness of Gas Safety Week 16th – 22nd September On 12th September 2013 Caroline Kenny represented UKALA at the Parliamentary Launch of Gas Safety Week in the Houses of Parliament. Gas Safety Week is an important event in the UKALA calendar when members are reminded of their obligations to ensure that, when instructed Read more...
Agents fees – Important guidance from CAP re: ASA ruling The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) issued guidance to letting agents and landlords on 10th September 2013, following the Advertising Standards Agency ruling against YourMove, in March.