The law requires listed building consent (LBC) for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'. Work which does not affect special interest - much (perhaps most) work to listed buildings- therefore does not need consent. In practice, however, there is almost no substantive 'official' guidance, it can seem very unclear whether LBC is needed or not, and penalties for carrying out work which needed consent without consent can be significant. This Guidance Note is designed to help members who are in doubt.
This guidance note sets out when an exemption will need to be registered, a summary of exemptions available and a step by step guide to registering an exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register.
This guidance note provides an overview of EPCs and MEES ahead of the 1st April 2020 deadine. It covers whether your property is captured by the Regulations, how to register an exemption, the CLA's approach to listed buildings and conservation areas and practical EPC advice.
Local authorities can create 'local heritage lists' of heritage assets which are not significant enough to qualify for national listing/scheduling etc but are felt to be of sufficient local significance to be taken into account in planning decisions. Less than half have local heritage lists, though more may do so in future. Local heritage listing gives this heritage a significant degree of protection, and may affect (positively or negatively) owners and neighbouring owners. This Guidance Note explains how it is carried out, what it means, and now members can be involved in, or influence, the process.
This guidance note covers the requirement for EPCs for buildings being let or sold. It has been updated to July 2019.
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.
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.
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.