Why join the CLA?


Free, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues from its own professional advisory team.


Do you own rural land and property?

If you own rural land and property it is in your interests to be a CLA member.

The CLA exists to help you protect and make the most out of what you own. We believe in defending land now and for future generations, whilst ensuring our members understand their landowning rights and responsibilities which are varied and can change.

Regardless of the number of acres you own – whether you farm your land yourself, contract or rent it out, or simply own it for pleasure – you should join the organisation that protects your land and your property. To find out more, choose the option on the right-hand side that best describes you.

Do you own a rural business?

If you run a rural business you should be a member of the CLA.

We can help you to cut your costs, and our specialist advice and practical support will make it easier for you to run your business more effectively. Membership gives you the opportunity to find new customers and CLA’s successful lobbying activity directly benefits you.

Whether land is a key feature of your rural business or whether you provide products and services to rural customers, find out what we can do for you. Find out more today.

Are you a rural professional?

Any professional working in the rural sector will benefit from joining the CLA.

You will know only too well the challenges and opportunities facing landowners and their advisers. The CLA’s role in fighting for the rural economy is probably also well known to you. However, you may not be aware of how valuable membership can be to you – both as an individual and as a firm – in providing a more effective and cost-efficient service.

Whether you are a sole practitioner, a partner in a rural practice or large national firm, there are many reasons why you should become a professional member of the CLA. Find out more today.


The CLA offers Student membership to anyone studying a land related course at a recognised institution, full-time or part-time.