UKALA’s aims are two-fold. We are dedicated to representing the interests of letting and management agents in the UK, whilst also safeguarding the interests of both landlords and tenants. To assist these aims, in 2011 UKALA signed a mutually beneficial business agreement with the NLA, the leading association for private residential-landlords in the UK. This coming together represents an important and progressive step towards a unified voice for landlords and letting agents in the sector.
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The National Residential Landlord Association is the largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, supporting over 85,000 members. The association was created from the merger of the RLA and NLA in April 2020.
NRLA members range from full-time landlords running property portfolios to those letting single bedroom flats. Whatever their status, most landlords face the same regulatory and legal challenges, with over 100 Acts of Parliament and 400 sets of regulations governing the private residential lettings sector.
NRLA representatives run regular branch meetings and landlord courses in over 100 locations throughout the UK, and also provide an important link for members with local authorities and fellow landlords.
Partners in Property was set up to support property professionals and help network within the sector. It is formed of Lenders, Advisors, Surveyors, Landlords, Developers, Estate Agents, Economists, Legal Representatives, Buying Specialists and Housing Groups as a safe place to do business. The information shared between the group from the partners and members are of the highest standard, and comes from a position of "boots on the ground" and those at the forefront of the market.
Legally, any deposit made by a tenant needs to be held or insured by a Government backed scheme. Legislation has changed and is now a required to be held in a neutral account under a custodial scheme or insured scheme (if kept by the landlord) within 30 days of the tenancy starting. Failure to do so could result in financial penalties to the Landlord.