Agriculture and land use contributes to around 10% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon accounting on farms is one of the best ways to start measuring and then reducing the emissions produced on-farm. This Guidance Note explains the basics of carbon accounting, recommends two carbon calculating tools available for land managers and explains how to interpret the results. The Guidance Note also runs through the different farm management practices that can help reduce emissions for a variety of farm systems.
This is the only substantive guidance written from the point of view of owners of heritage and traditional buildings. It covers ways of cutting heating costs, improving comfort, reducing your carbon footprint, and government incentives. It also covers growing government compulsion, especially in the context of compulsory 'minimum energy performance standards' for let buildings from 2018, and the Building Regulations. It point out many of the risks and pitfalls in all of these areas.
There have been many legislative developments over recent years that impact residential landlords. The CLA takes steps to keep members updated as legislation is implemented and bespoke advice is available from the CLA Legal Department but this Guidance Note aims to summarise the key issues that should be considered and steps that must be taken when an AST is granted.
This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.
Residential landlords should note that the Government has updated the mandatory form of section 21 notice and the obligatory "How to Rent" guide that must be served on all new Assured Shorthold tenants.
This guidance note summarises the legislative requirements for Landlords and Residential Lettings Agents registration in Wales. CLA members must meet these requirements if letting residential properties in Wales, either directly or via an agent. Specifically, the Guide covers mandatory registration with Rent Smart Wales under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
Legislation relating to the Private Rented Sector in Wales is changing. Further guidance notes will be issued shortly relating to proposed new forms of residential tenancy and restrictions on Landlord and Agent Fees in Wales.
This guidance note summarises Part 6 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015), which relates to permitted development rights for agricultural buildings and operations and for forestry buildings and operations.
Many rural dwellings are subject to a condition which limits their occupation to persons involved with agriculture, forestry or a rural business. This guidance note provides advice about complying with occupancy condition.
This guidance note provides advice on the planning policy context surrounding housing for rural workers' dwellings by reference to the National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 79 (a).
The Tenant Fees Act will come into force on 1st June 2019. Royal Assent was granted on 12th February 2019. It will apply to England only at the outset and there will be a separate Act for Wales dealing with this issue.
The Act controls what payments a landlord or letting agent may require in connection with a residential tenancy in England and restricts what third party contracts may be required of a tenant or guarantor.
All payments are prohibited save for those specifically permitted under the Act. Rent and deposits are permitted but with some restrictions.