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The CAAV Podcast  

​The CAAV Podcast provides news, information and commentary on the latest developments affecting professional work for agriculture and the countryside.

Each episode is about half an hour long and is available on multiple platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, as well as below. 

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#14 - Renewing Telecoms Agreements: Where Are We Now?

Published on 25 September, 2020

Kate Russell reviews recent case law which sheds light on the correct approach to the renewal of telecoms agreements under the Electronic Communications Code in England and Wales. 

#13 - Tomorrow's Business - Land, Valuation, Technology and People

Published on 5 September, 2020

Tomorrow’s Business was the theme of the CAAV’s first ever Virtual National Conference. In this episode, Jeremy Moody shares the highlights from the conference and summarises the key points from each of the speakers.

#12 - Unlocking Development

Published on 3 July, 2020

The Prime Minister has set out his vision for investment in the economy to help the UK “build back better” after the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode, Jeremy Moody discusses how the government is eager to unlock development through reforms to the planning system and investment in infrastructure.

#11 - Coming out of Covid

Published on 11 June, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions have changed the way we live and work this spring.  Many say that life will never be quite the same again.  But what does the future look like for businesses? What changes might last? How does the economy recover? In this episode, Jeremy Moody tackles these big questions and more as we navigate our journey out of Covid.

#10 - Borwick v Clear Water - the fish that got away!

Published on 28 May, 2020

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Borwick Development Solutions Limited v Clear Water Fisheries Limited considered whether solar panels and commercial fish pass to a buyer of the land.  As the first such case on solar panels and with few legal precedents for the fish, Jeremy Moody gives a fascinating commentary on the case where fish possibly worth over £1m got away!

#9 - An introduction to the new energy efficiency regulations for let houses in Scotland

Published on 19 May, 2020

New Regulations have been made in Scotland which will prevent landlords from letting private rented residential property if it has an EPC in Band F or G. Originally due to come into force on 1st April 2020, their introduction was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kate Russell explains what the Regulations will require and offers some tips for landlords to plan head for their introduction.

#8 - Good Practice in Statutory Compensation Claims

Published on 28 April, 2020

Kate Russell of the CAAV explains why good practice is so important in compulsory purchase and other statutory compensation claims and highlights some of the key messages for agents involved in this work.

#7 - Electrical Safety Standards for Private Rented Property in England

Published on 9 April, 2020

New Regulations will come into force in England in 2020 which will require all landlords of residential premises to carry out electrical safety inspections every five years. New tenancies will need to comply from 1st July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. Kate Russell of the CAAV reviews the new Regulations and explains what they will mean for landlords and their advisers.

#6 - EPCs and MEES for domestic property: what you need to know

Published on 26 March, 2020

Energy efficiency in buildings is a key area for Government to tackle if it is to meet the deadline for net zero carbon by 2050. Kate Russell of the CAAV explains how the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards are being implemented for let residential property in England and Wales at the moment and looks ahead to where standards will go in future.

#5 - The 2020 Budget

Published on 12 March, 2020

This is the first budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government and the newly appointed Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. Packed with announcements and substantial spending commitments, what does it all mean for rural business owners? Tune in to hear Jeremy Moody’s expert analysis of the policy changes and new fiscal measures.

#4 - Residential Tenancies: Radical Reform in England - or is it? 

Published on 1 March, 2020

Kate Russell of the CAAV explains the key measures set out in the Rented Homes Bill, including the proposed abolition of assured shorthold tenancies in England. This is the most significant change to the letting of residential property in England for forty years, but what will the real impact be for private landlords?

#3 - The Electronic Communications Code - still in stasis? 

Published on 23 February, 2020

​Whilst the new Electronic Communications Code has been in place for over two years, there is still considerable frustration over the lack of progress in agreeing terms for new agreements. In this episode, Jeremy Moody talks us through the purpose and operation of the Code, the approach to assessing rents and he provides a full run down of two Upper Tribunal cases - CTIL v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd and CTIL v Ashloch and AP Wireless.​

#2 - The Agriculture Bill - a watershed moment for British Agriculture

Published on 14 February, 2020

In our second episode, Jeremy Moody gives an in-depth analysis of the new and eagerly anticipated Agriculture Bill. He talks through the phasing out of BPS in England, the payment of “public money” for the delivery of “public goods” and the proposed changes to agricultural tenancies. Whilst the Bill primarily focuses on future powers for England, Jeremy also provides commentary and comparison with the policies being developed in the other devolved countries of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

#1 - Jeremy Moody on Reviewing a Farm Business and Preparing for Change

Published on 30 January, 2020

The Secretary and Adviser to the CAAV, Jeremy Moody, gives his analysis of the future challenges that farming businesses will face, how they should act now and prepare for change with the role of the valuer as a trusted adviser helping clients through this. He also discusses some highlights of the CAAV’s most recent publication called ‘Reviewing a Business: An Introduction for Agricultural Valuers’.

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