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UK Association of Letting Agents welcomes Chancellors Group

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 the National Landlords Association (NLA) to safeguard the interests of both landlords and tenants.

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 the National Landlords Association (NLA) to safeguard the interests of both landlords and tenants.

Commenting on the membership, Chancellors Group Managing Director Robert Scott-Lee said: “I’m delighted that Chancellors are now members of UKALA as their stringent membership guidelines mean we are clearly operating our lettings business to the highest of standards for both our landlords and tenants.”

“As part of this partnership, we will also be listed as a recognised supplier agent for the NLA, giving us an exciting opportunity to offer our award-winning service to member landlords across the Home Counties, Oxfordshire, London, Herefordshire and Mid-Wales. What’s more, our senior team will be frequently attending meetings of the NLA to offer our experience and advice to the discussion, but to also learn from and further develop our relationship with the NLA”

The benefits of membership also include additional training resources for Chancellors Group employees, equipping them with an even greater understanding of the industry.

David Salusbury, Chairman of UKALA, also commented: “The Chancellors Group is now UKALA’s largest single member and we are committed to working together to bring about peace of mind for all involved in the lettings process. Our Code of Practice will help ensure that the Chancellors Group, along with all members of UKALA, will operate to the highest standards of professionalism whilst providing an assurance of quality in residential lettings and property management for both landlords and tenants.

We are proud to endorse the Chancellors Group as a recognised supplier to the 39,000 landlords with whom  the NLA currently works. Agents and landlords need to work together if we are to bring about the healthy private rented sector that we all wish to see. I am delighted that UKALA is helping to bring this about, for the benefit both of Chancellors and of our wider membership. ” 

To speak to a Chancellors Group UKALA Member Branch, visit the Branch Directory or call 0800 454 898.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

About UKALA:

The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) is a trade association representing businesses which facilitate the rental of private residential property in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All revenues generated are used by the association to support and benefit its members.

 

UKALA exists to support letting agents who are committed to improving conditions in the private rented sector. UKALA membership requires all applicants to be vetted against UKALA safeguards, and only if the following three requirements are met can lettings agencies become members and be covered by UKALA’s CMP insurance.

 

1)        Written confirmation from their bank that they have a clearly segregated client money account.

2)        Written confirmation from their accountant(s) that their business finances are in order.

3)        Proof of a minimum level of Professional Indemnity Insurance, to be confirmed by Hamilton Fraser Insurance (HFIS) at the time of application.

 

Once accepted as members, each agent is also required to abide by the UKALA Scheme Rules and Code of Practice; to ensure the highest standards of professionalism and an assurance of quality in residential lettings for both landlords and tenants. 

 

UKALA is dedicated to continuously improving conditions in the private rented sector, by ensuring that landlords and tenants are treated fairly and that best practice is understood and adhered to in residential lettings.

 

www.ukala.org.uk / www.landlords.org.uk 

 

 

For further information on UKALA, contact:

 

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·          Sam Billett

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UKALA Membership enquires:

·          info@ukala.org.uk
0207 820 7900