UKALA is a professional association that supports letting management agent members to be successful, stay compliant and provide a high quality service. The organisation represents members’ interests across the UK, works constructively with various government departments and sits on many committees and policy input bodies.
Ever-evolving legislative changes require all rented accommodations in England to have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted to a fuel burning appliance. In rented domestic premises, a category LD2 fire detection system must be installed within the residence. A Category LD2 system, as defined by BS5839-6 2019, means that mains-powered alarms with a sealed tamper-proof battery backup should be installed in the living areas and escape routes, with a heat alarm in the kitchen, and all alarms should be interlinked.
Tony Boyle, National Sales Manager at Aico, says, “We are delighted to be working with an organisation like UKALA, which strives to improve standards in the private rental sector through professional development and provision of information and help. In a climate of constant regulatory change, it is clear UKALA does a fantastic job of keeping its members up to date with the latest requirements for compliance and improving the safety of residents. With over 4 million people privately rented homes in England alone, it’s encouraging to see organisations like UKALA improving standards within the sector.”
Aico products are supplied to the UK’s professional electrical distribution network. UKALA members can procure Aico products through these channels through an agreement set up separately by the organisation.
Anthony Lock, Director of UKALA, adds, “We aim to give letting agents a package of benefits from client money protection insurance, help and information through to commercial benefits. UKALA members can enjoy access to all of Aico’s carbon monoxide, smoke and heat detector products that conform to the latest legislative changes through the appropriate professional electrical distribution channels. The partnership with Aico is an important safety-related addition to the benefits we offer UKALA members, and we are delighted to be working with them”.
With these recent legislative changes and further changes on the horizon concerning issues such as retrofit and disrepair, UKALA members are welcomed and encouraged to register for Aico’s free, CPD-accredited training using this link.