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 policies available in the sector only providing cover up to a set limit of losses.
This improved benefit for UKALA members and their clients comes in advance of a raft of changes for the private rented sector (PRS) in 2018 including the Government’s intention to introduce compulsory CMP insurance.
The CMP available exclusively through Let Alliance for UKALA members is not available to anyone else in the market. With loss limits at individual landlord and tenant level removed, the cover – which is underwritten by leading UK insurer Hiscox – is comprehensive.
Tim Clark, Chairman at UKALA said, “We have worked with Let Alliance to deliver a distinctive CMP proposition ahead of the Government’s decision to make it compulsory in England, and it provides all of our members with a market differentiator and unique selling point.
“It also means that only UKALA agents will be able provide landlords and tenants with the assurance that their money is completely protected. We have started contacting UKALA members about the announcement with more detail about what it will mean for them”.
Andy Halstead, Founder and CEO of Let Alliance added, “Our strategic relationship with UKALA provides their members with access to CMP that isn’t available to anyone else in the market. It also means that Let Alliance’s customers can start to benefit from UKALA’s unique relationship with the National Landlords Association (NLA), which offers unrivalled networking opportunities and access to a network of around half a million properties1”.
“We’re looking forward to working with UKALA’s members to discuss their business needs and how we can work together to support them through changing times, focused on increasing revenue and wherever possible reducing costs.”
To find out more about UKALA CMP and Let Alliance visit www.UKALA.org.uk or contact Joanna Dickens or Darren Kay on 01244 564986.