319 results found, ordered by date descending.
20 January 2021 Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

Many or most CLA members have archaeological features on their land.  This Guidance Note explains the way in which they are protected by scheduling and/or via the planning system, how they can be managed, and how you can get consents for change.

England & Wales
Property Management
13 January 2021 Harry Greenfield

This Guidance Note accompanies two others on the topic of natural capital and environmental markets (GN04-20 Natural Capital, Public Goods and Environmental Markets and GN17-20 Guidance for identifying and entering new environmental markets).  This Guidance Note looks at the different ways of measuring, assessing and reporting on natural capital for land-based businesses.  It will briefly cover the reasons for undertaking a natural capital assessment and considerations about the type of assessment most suitable.

England
Environment & Land Use
08 January 2021

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.

England
LegalProperty Management
05 January 2021 Fenella Collins MRICS

This guidance note provides advice on the changes made to the Use Classes Order.  These changes came into effect on 1 September 2020 and apply in England only.

England
Planning
18 December 2020 Fenella Collins MRICS

This guidance note explains the permitted development rights provided in Part 4 'Temporary buildings and uses of land' of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) order 2015.

England
Planning
11 December 2020 Harry Flanagan

Residential landlords should note that the Government has updated the obligatory “How to Rent” guide that must be served on all new Assured Shorthold tenants – ideally before the start of the tenancy. Failure to serve the correct guide will invalidate any subsequent section 21 notice when seeking to repossess the property. The guide contains much useful information for both landlords and tenants and serves as a good checklist of their respective rights and responsibilities.

England
LegalProperty Management
07 December 2020 Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

This Guidance Note gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments and other significant heritage, or land within their settings, in Wales.  It has been updated to December 2020.  There is a separate Guidance Note for England.

Wales
Property Management
26 November 2020 Hermione Warmington

On 30 September, BEIS published the long-awaited consultation on the future trajectory of domestic minimum energy efficiency standards in England and Wales: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-energy-performance-of-privately-rented-homes

Most notably, the consultation proposes the tightening minimum standard to EPC Band C from 2025 for new tenancies and by 2028 for all existing tenancies paired with an increase to the landlord cost cap to £10,000.  This briefing note provides an overview of the consultation and highlights the CLA's key concerns and recommendations.


 

England & Wales
Property Management
26 November 2020 Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

This Guidance Note is the only substantive guidance on the subject written from the point of view of managers and owners of heritage in England.  It gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments, and other significant heritage, or land within their settings.  It has been updated to November 2020.  There is a separate Guidance Note for Wales.

England
Property Management
12 November 2020 Fenella Collins MRICS

This guidance note provides a summary of the available development rights for the change of use of agricultural and other buildings to residential and commercial uses in England.  It also includes a summary of temporary permitted development rights for the change of use of drinking establishments, restaurants and cafes to take-away food establishments under Part 4 Temporary buildings and uses of land - Class DA.  Class DA has been introduced by the Government to support certain drinking and other establishments during the current coronavirus situation.  With effect from 6 April 2021 the time limit has been extended from 23 March 2021 to 23 March 2022.

England
Planning

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