NEWS and 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...
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 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 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...
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...