The CLA offers direct access to a qualified solicitor or barrister who can advise you on the particular issue you may have relating to all aspects of residential lettings.
We regularly help identify the respective rights and responsibilities in arrangements that are often very long standing and with nothing in writing.
While we cannot act for our members, we regularly advise on requisite agreements, forms and notices as well as procedural issues.
We have particular expertise in the complexity of letting cottages to agricultural workers and the consequent security of tenure implications. We can supply the notice that must be served to ensure that agricultural workers can be granted Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) and also the often-requested Service Occupation Agreement.
To update our members on legal developments and matters of general interest, we publish articles regularly in Land and Business magazine.
CLA President, Harry Cotterell, gave evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on its Private Rented Sector Housing Inquiry.
CLA President Henry Robinson speaking at the Tenant Farmers Association conference, 1 September 2015
In seeking to generate more income from rural property, there are often opportunities to let buildings to others for commercial use. Owners must be careful not to fall foul of the regulations that govern the conversion and use of buildings, and must also be aware of the legislation which governs commercial lettings.
The CLA is promoting a major new initiative in a bid to help thousands of young people get their first foot on the farming ladder.