This CLA Briefing Note describes in a few pages the key current heritage issues and problems in England, progress made to date, and changes and reforms needed to create a sound and effective protection system for heritage.
Defra published information on the Sustainable Farming Incentive National Pilot on 10 March 2021. This briefing summarises the Defra publication, with information on how the pilot will operate. The full Defra publication is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme
These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 (England only) and introduce another important element to the long list of landlords’ legal responsibilities. They place an obligation on private landlords to check compliance with the relevant electrical safety standards in order to ensure that electrical installations in the private rented sector are safe for continued use.
This Guidance Note sets out the scope of the new legislation; the implications for relevant landlords; the enforcement regime and some practical advice on what steps landlords should be taking now.
Members should please note that these Regulations will apply to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
The Green Homes Grant (GHG) is a £2 billion scheme which will fund two-thirds of the cost of specific home improvements up to a maximum contribution of £5,000 (or £10,000 for low-income households). The grant opened on 30 September 2020 and is set to close on 31 March 2022. This guidance note looks at who is eligible for the grant and how to apply for a voucher as well as other frequently asked questions.
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 in relation to a space standard which will come into effect from 6 April 2021.
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.
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 on the changes made to the Use Classes Order. These changes came into effect on 1 September 2020 and apply in England only.
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.
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.