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Hurry up and wait – the curious case of mandatory smoke and carbon monoxide alarms…

UKALA Executive Director, Richard Price reminds agents of their existing obligations and good practice with smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and tries to make sense of recent proposals. The last Government set in motion proposals to require the installation of … Continue reading

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The Legionella lowdown

There’s been some confusion recently about Legionnaires’ disease and agents’/landlords’ responsibility in managing the risk of Legionella in their properties. Below, UKALA clarifies* the situation. What is it?  Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium Legionella Pneumophilaa and can be a potentially fatal … Continue reading

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This year’s lettings market likely to be nervy and uncertain

If you’re wondering what 2015 might hold for agents and the wider lettings market then read on. It should be a very interesting year but it could be one of great change. More competition in the online lettings market There’s … Continue reading

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UKALA award first agency accreditation

Scott Castle Lettings has become one of the first agents to achieve UKALA Agency Accreditation. The family run business, which was founded in 1982 by Michael Scott, manages approximately five hundred units of rented properties in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and … Continue reading

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