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      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 Read more...
UKALA via our partners the NLA will be running a one-day course in Liverpool on Thursday 7th February. This is designed to assist agents in developing their professional skills. The course will be held at Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel. It will begin at 9:15 am (9 am arrival time) and end at 5:00 pm. Read more...
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 Read more...
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...