Press Releases

Let Alliance and the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) have today (10 January 2018) announced a strategic partnership which will bring total loss client money protection (CMP) insurance to UKALA members. The announcement means that consumers will be able to access total loss CMP cover through their letting agent for the first time, with existing Read more...
UKALA LEAD THE WAY ON LETTING AGENT REDRESS The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) has selected Ombudsman Services as its redress provider, ahead of important legislative changes that will grant both tenants and landlords the right to independent redress if their agent fails to resolve a complaint. The new law, part of the Enterprise Read more...
UKALA RESPONDS TO LABOUR’S PRIVATE RENTING REFORMS Commenting on Ed Milliband’s announcement of proposals to reform private renting at the launch of Labour’s European and local election campaign, UKALA Executive Director, Richard Price said: “Letting agents provide a valuable service to both landlords and tenants, but it is a commercial service which incurs costs and Read more...
UK TENANTS RATE THEIR RENTS Tenants in Yorkshire and Humber derive the best value for money from their rent than in other parts of the UK, according to a recent poll by the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA).
UKALA IDENTIFIES KEY CONCERNS WITH IMMIGRATION BILL 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 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 DISMAYED AT RACIST AGENTS UKALA has expressed dismay at the attitudes and actions unearthed by a BBC investigation. Reporters, posing as landlords unwilling to let property to ethnic minority tenants, discovered letting agents were willing to flout equalities legislation to meet racist demands.
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 Responds to the Select Committee Report on the Private Rented Sector The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) welcomes today’s report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the Private Rented Sector. Caroline Kenny, Executive at UKALA, comments: “At UKALA, we’ve long thought that bespoke solutions are required to increase accountability and Read more...
The Chancellors Group of Estate Agents, trading as Chancellors, Anscombe & Ringland and Russell, Baldwin & Bright, are pleased to announce that they have become members of The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) across their 48 office network. UKALA is a trade body representing letting and property management agents that works in partnership with Read more...