This guidance note is intended for those members considering entering environmental markets or seeking payments for environmental management of their land. It follows on from a previous CLA guidance note, 'GN04-20: Natural Capital, Public Goods and Environmental Markets', which introduces the concept of natural capital. This note goes into more detail about the types of opportunities available (both now and in the near future) and helps members understand and evaluate the offers.
As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of the property you let. This guidance note covers the duties imposed on landlords in relation to gas safety by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSR 1998) as amended by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (GSR 2018).
This guidance note provides an overview of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 which came into force on the 1st September 2019, prohibiting landlords and letting agents from charging tenants a fee which is not permitted within the Act.’
This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings. It has been updated to reflect changes made to Class Q with the provision of adequate nature light to all habitable rooms
This guidance note provides a summary of recently published regulations that grant additional days fo temporary uses of land.
This Guidance Note explains enforcement and prosecution in cases where there is (or it is being claimed that there is) building work which has breached listed building, planning, or scheduled monument law. This is surprisingly common, often because local authorities do not understand the law. It has a strong emphasis on the practical actions members can take in these circumstances.
It does not cover the separate issue of local authority action if buildings are in disrepair (for which see the separate CLA Guidance Note Solutions for problem heritage and heritage at risk).
This guidance note provides an overview of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial buildings, including when an EPC is legally required, MEES exemptions and the CLA’s approach to listed buildings and buildings within a Conservation Area.
Defra released a consultation on June 19 on the UK government’s Tree Strategy for England. The consultation document sets out Defra’s current thinking on the future for our trees and woodlands and asks various questions to help shape the final England Tree Strategy which is expected later in 2020. This Briefing Note – which applies to England only - summarises the key issues in the consultation document.
This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building, and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and curtilage structures. It explores the mythology which has grown up on this subject. It also covers the implications of inclusion, and what members can do to persuade local authorities or others that something is, or is not, included in the listing of a listed building. It is designed to be read alongside other CLA Guidance Notes, especially Getting heritage and other consents, and Listed buildings - do I need consent?
This guidance note provides a summary of the available permitted development rights for the change of use of agricultural and other buildings to residential and commercial uses. It also includes a summary of new temporary permitted development rights for the change of use of drinking establishments, restaurant and cafes to take-away food establishments under Part 4 Temporary buildings and uses of land – new Class DA. Class DA has been introduced by the Government to support certain drinking and other establishments during the current coronavirus situation.