UKALA launches new product offering as it reaches a milestone in membership
20th Nov 2023

UKALA launches new product offering as it reaches a milestone in membership

UKALA has increased its commercial benefit offering to members by launching a new partnership for tenant referencing. Canopy is a platform and mobile app that uses market-leading technology to streamline tenant referencing whilst also providing more protection against fraud. UKALA members will receive a discount on standard rates with Canopy as part of this new partnership.

Tim Clark, chairman of UKALA stated: “As a result of a good year we have just reached our largest ever membership by exceeding 1,250.  We are delighted to be expanding our membership benefits by adding a new tenant referencing service from our partner Canopy. We are owned by our members and all surpluses are invested into improving our member services.”

Chris Hutchinson, CEO of Canopy says: “We are delighted to be working with the leading small letting agent association in the UK and congratulate them on reaching 1,250 members. We’ve worked hard at Canopy to build a high-quality service that leverages technology alongside our team to speed up the tenant referencing process and reduce fraud by getting closer to data at its source.”

The benefits of UKALA membership include client money protection, a redress scheme, online library, helpline, webinars as well as the expanding range of commercial services.


The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) is a professional association that supports letting and management agent members to be successful, stay compliant and provide a high-quality service.
The organisation represents the interests of members across the UK, works constructively with various government departments and sits on many committees and policy input bodies.
UKALA membership fees are based on the amount of client money a member business holds. It offers to improve standards through professional development and makes compliance easier by giving automatic membership to both a government-approved Client Money Protection scheme and an Independent Redress Scheme. Membership also offers a range of commercial discounted benefits as well as advice services, publications, newsletters and documents.
UKALA is member-owned and run for the benefit of members. Membership is currently over 1250.

About Canopy

Canopy’s ambition is to build an eco-system for renters, letting agents and land-lord that improves the lives of rental households by providing access to tools, products and services that fix the pain points associated with renting and enable them to improve their financial health. Canopy’s core products are RentPass-port, a multi-channel tenant referencing solution powered by Open Banking and credit data, and CanopyGrow, a subscription service packed with tools to help improve a tenants’ credit score.

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