138 results found, ordered by date descending.
16 April 2021 Andrew Gillett

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has decided to turn its attention to land ownership, their own information on this can be found here.  They intend to encourage a mass trespass on 24 April 2021 which is the anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass in 1932.  

England & Wales
Legal
18 March 2021 Harry Flanagan

This Guidance Note contains a summary of the law regarding redundancy and aims to help CLA Members navigate the potential pitfalls when managing changes to their work force. Where accommodation has been provided with the job, the situation on redundancy can be further complicated and this is also considered in this note.

 

England & Wales
Legal
18 February 2021 Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

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 sufficient local significance to be taken into account in planning decisions.  Local heritage listing gives this heritage a degree of protection.  It may affect (positively or negatively) owners and neighbouring owners, and the CLA has lobbied for years to ensure that it it transparent and proportionate.  Less than half of local authorities have local heritage lists, but a Government initiative (in England) seeks to make this more common in future.  This Guidance Note explains how local heritage listing is carried out, what it means, and how members can be involved in, or influence, the process.

England & Wales
Property Management
17 February 2021

This Guidance Note contains a summary of the law regarding retirement and aims to help CLA Members navigate the potential pitfalls when managing ageing employees. Where accommodation has been provided with the job, the situation on retirement can be complicated further and this is also considered in this note.

England & Wales
Legal
16 February 2021 Harry Flanagan

When considering changing a property’s use from residential tenancy to holiday let (or vice versa) there are important issues to consider before making any decisions. This Guidance Note summarises the tenancy, planning and rating considerations when switching and also deals briefly with the tax and insurance implications.

England & Wales
LegalProperty Management
09 February 2021

If you have entered into a grazing licence or are considering doing so, this guidance note highlights the key issues you need to consider in relation to maintaining the available inheritance tax reliefs.

England & Wales
Tax
04 February 2021 Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and/or manage heritage.  It is an introduction to the widespread problem of managing and rescuing heritage which is in decay, usually because it is redundant and the cost of repairing and/or re-using a building appears to be greater than any feasible economic return.  It also suggests what you can do if there are local authority or Historic England/Cadw urgent works or compulsory purchase initiatives on buildings you manage or own.

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

Reducing heating costs and improving the sustainability of heritage and other existing buildings (including let buildings) in England and Wales.

England & Wales
Property Management

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