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.
Housing development is one of the most significant challenges currently facing the country. This is likely to result in more development opportunities for CLA members. This guidance note provides general advice about Development Agreements for land proposed for housing development.
This guidance note covers the requirement for EPCs for buildings being let or sold. It has been updated to July 2019.
Agriculture and land use contributes to around 10% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon accounting on farms is one of the best ways to start measuring and then reducing the emissions produced on-farm. This Guidance Note explains the basics of carbon accounting, recommends two carbon calculating tools available for land managers and explains how to interpret the results. The Guidance Note also runs through the different farm management practices that can help reduce emissions for a variety of farm systems.
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.
This guidance note summarises Part 6 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015), which relates to permitted development rights for agricultural buildings and operations and for forestry buildings and operations.