This Guidance Note explains enforcement and prosecution in cases where there is (or it is being claimed that there is) building work which has breached listed building, planning, or scheduled monument law. This is surprisingly common, often because local authorities do not understand the law. It has a strong emphasis on the practical actions members can take in these circumstances.
It does not cover the separate issue of local authority action if buildings are in disrepair (for which see the separate CLA Guidance Note Solutions for problem heritage and heritage at risk).
This guidance note provides an overview of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial buildings, including when an EPC is legally required, MEES exemptions and the CLA’s approach to listed buildings and buildings within a Conservation Area.
This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building, and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and curtilage structures. It explores the mythology which has grown up on this subject. It also covers the implications of inclusion, and what members can do to persuade local authorities or others that something is, or is not, included in the listing of a listed building. It is designed to be read alongside other CLA Guidance Notes, especially Getting heritage and other consents, and Listed buildings - do I need consent?
In these extraordinary times landlords and tenants may want or need to reconsider the terms of their existing residential tenancy agreements.
This Guidance Note deals with the issue of rent concessions and contains suggested template letters that could be used or adapted by landlords to record temporary changes to the rent payable under residential tenancy agreements.
This Guidance Note introduces the concept of natural capital as a way of measuring and managing the environmental impacts of businesses. It outlines what is meant by natural capital, why it is important and how CLA members can undertake a natural capital assessment of their land holding. The note also introduces the idea of environmental markets and has links to a number of tools and case studies.
On 15 January 2020 the government published its second iteration of the Agriculture Bill. The Agriculture Bill initially failed to make it through the last Parliament due to the Brexit deadlock and general election.
Listed building consent (LBC) is required for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'. Much (perhaps most) work to listed buildings will not affect special interest, and therefore does not need consent. In practice, however, the 'official' guidance is minimal, it can appear very unclear whether LBC is needed or not, and penalties for carrying out work which needed consent without consent can be substantial. This Guidance Note is designed to help members with heritage 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.