Not just different, better!

In an expanding private-rented sector, landlords and tenants increasingly need a letting agent that offers quality of service and peace of mind. At the same time, letting agents are seeking ways to successfully, and cost-effectively promote their services to both landlords and tenants.

We offer a similar range of services to other associations, but what sets UKALA apart from other representative bodies is the business benefit deriving from our unique relationship with the National Landlords Association (NLA).


A single, unified voice for the private rented sector

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.

Venn diagram of Tenants, Landlords and Agents

About the NLA

The NLA is the leading independent national organisation for the 1.4 million private-residential landlords in the UK. Its 20,000+ member landlords range from full-time landlords with large property portfolios, to those with just a single letting. The NLA lobbies the government at all levels on behalf of its members and the wider landlord community. Based at its head office in London, the NLA has a network of local representatives and branches throughout the whole of the UK.


Raising standards. Together

"Together we work to influence the sector as a whole. We can now represent the views and interests of agents and landlords at a local, national and European level. We seek to influence public policy by engaging with civil servants, parliamentarians, regulators and other interested bodies to ensure a fair and balanced private-rented sector. “The coming together of NLA and UKALA presents an excellent opportunity to move towards a more unified voice for the industry. We believe landlords and agents represent two sides of the same coin and this mutually beneficial relationship will benefit both as we strive to raise standards in the private-rented sector.”

Tim Clark, Chairman UKALA

Richard Lambert, CEO NLA