The CLA gives members access to free, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues from its own professional advisory team. This includes lawyers, tax specialists, planning and rural economy experts and surveyors, some of them based in the regions with specialist local knowledge.
This invaluable bank of knowledge is only a phone call, or e-mail, away.
Latest Professional Advice
Livestock Regulations and Animal Health
Members can find up-to-date advice here on animal health, including briefing notes on current issues relating to livestock regulations, such as movements, identification and tagging.
Members can also access up to date information and advice on disease,...
[Professional Advice/Livestock Regulations and Animal Health] - [13 May 2013]
The CLA offers direct access to a qualified solicitor or barrister who can advise you on the particular issue you may have relating to all aspects of residential lettings.
We regularly help identify the respective rights and responsibilities in...
[Professional Advice/Residential Tenancies] - [24 April 2013]
Single Payment Scheme
Latest SPS Topics:
CLA Checklist for SPS 2013
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Beware of Fraudsters targeting SPS claimants for 2012 payments
Do you have Grazing Animals on your land? If so, you may be liable for those...
[Professional Advice/Single Payment Scheme] - [17 April 2013]
GN05-13 Horses and Planning
This guidance note is concerned with planning control of all uses which focus on horses, in particular with the keeping of horses and ponies for private leisure purposes, but also riding schools, livery and racing stables and stud farms.
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [15 April 2013]
GN04-13 Getting heritage consents and heritage-relevant planning consents in England
This guidance note is the only substantive guidance on this subject written from the point of view of managers and owners of heritage. It gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals...
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [25 March 2013]
GN03-13 Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Update - March 2013
This Guidance Note gives an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following the scheme's first year of operation. The note also provides an overview on key changes to the scheme following the Government response to the first consultation on the...
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [20 March 2013]
CLA66 - The housing of employees: a legal guide
This handbook is a practical guide to the key legal issues that will be encountered when employees have been or are to be provided with accommodation.
[Tenancies] - [February, 2013]
GN02-13 Dealing with problem Heritage and Heritage at Risk
This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and manage heritage. It is a brief introduction to the widespread problem of managing heritage which is in decay, usually because the cost of repairing...
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [21 February 2013]
GN01-13 Rural Broadband Wayleaves
This Guidance Note offers advice to landowners as to the background to the need for rural wayleaves in order to roll out broadband to the final 1/3 of the rural area that is currently hard to reach. There are also attached agreements for the apparatus...
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [6 February 2013]
Briefing Note - Forthcoming changes to permitted development rights to allow change of use of redundant agricultural buildings to other business uses, and change of use of commercial buildings to residential
on 24 January 2013, the Government announced proposals for forthcoming permitted development rights for change of use for:
- redundant agricultural buildings to other business uses; and
- B1 (a) Office use of C3 residential purposes
[Professional Advice/Guidance notes] - [25 January 2013]
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