Many rural dwellings are subject to a condition which limits their occupation to persons involved with agriculture, forestry or a rural business. This guidance note provides advice about complying with occupancy condition.
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.
This guidance note provides advice about the circumstances in which structures may be considered to be buildings. Decisions on whether structures that are placed on land, that are ‘portable’. ‘moveable’ or ‘temporary’ must be approached with care. More often than not these types of structures are in fact considered to be buildings and may require planning permission. This guidance note provides the law and an explanation of relevant case law decisions.
This guidance note is concerned with the planning control of equestrian related development, in particular with the keeping of horses and ponies for private leisure purposes, but also riding schools, livery and racing stables and stud farms.
This briefing note focuses on the Government's no dealy import tarriff policy and is based on published information and discussion with the Defra trade policy team, and the CLA’s own analysis.
This guidance note explains Part 14 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which confers permitted development rights for the installation of specified types of microgeneration equipment on or within the curtillage of non-domestic buildings subject to certain criteria.
This guidance note is to update members on recent developments on energy efficiency in the private rented domestic sector for England and Wales. The Government is planning for the next stage of improvements (to band C by 2030) and the tightening up of the enforcement process.
This Guidance Note provides a summary of key changes made to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on 24 July 2018. The guidance note has been updated to reflect NPPF amendments published by the government on 19 February 2019. The guidance note must be read alongside the NPPF 2019 and the Government's guidance set out in the online Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).
As of 20 March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the Act”) will come into force for residential tenancies in England. This legislation amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 so that landlords must ensure their property is fit for human habitation at the start of the tenancy and then maintain this standard throughout the tenancy. If they fail to do this, tenants will have the right to take legal action. The Government is heralding this new law as “a landmark moment for the rented sector”. The purpose of this guide is to explain what this means for private landlords.
This briefing note provides the latest information and the background to Natural England’s position statement and guidance on the use of burning as a tool for blanket bog restoration in the uplands. You can also read more about what the CLA has been doing.