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211223 England: DLUHC Guidance on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have issued updated Compulsory purchase and compensation guidance, with a series of 4 booklets:Guide 1 - ProcedureGuide 2 - Compensation to business owners and occupiersGuide 3 - Compensation to agricultural owners and occupiersGuide 4 - Compensation to residential owners and occupiers The guidance includes reference to the need for claimants to seek professional advice, with a link to the CAAV....

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211224 Scotland: Consultation - 'A New Deal for Tenants'

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The Scottish Government has issued a strategic and wide ranging consultation paper to inform several areas of housing policy, with key outputs said to include:a new deal for private rented sector tenants that puts them on amore equal footing with social rented tenants, through the introduction of a new Housing Bill in the second year of this Parliament;establishing a regulator for the private rented sector that will enforce defined standards - through legislation by the end of this...

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CAAV Note 211222: Scotland Land Sales Report

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Scotland’s Rural College, in partnership with Savills, Strutt and Parker and the RICS, has been commissioned by The Scottish Land Commission to prepare a report into rural land sales in Scotland. This note has more detail.

CAAV Christmas Closure

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The CAAV office will close for Christmas at 1 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 and re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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CAAV Note 211220: UK Australia Trade Deal - DIT Assessment

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The UK–Australia trade deal is now agreed in detail as the first fresh free trade agreement not replacing a previous EU trade agreement. Now published, it is due for review by the Trade and Agricultural Commission and Parliamentary scrutiny with the Commons EFRA Committee already started. The Department for International Trade has published its Impact Assessment of the deal, which this note reviews in more detail....

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CAAV Note 211221: England - UoP England 2022-23

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The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) (No 2) Order 2021 (SI 1440) has now been put in place to give these figures for assessments for the Commercial Unit test for tenancy succession at dates in the period 23rd February 2022 to 22nd February 2023. This note gives more detail.

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CAAV Note 211206: Implementing Due Diligence on Forest Risk Commodities - Consultation

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Provisions in the Environment Act will make it illegal for businesses operating in the UK to use commodities that are produced in breach of local laws on land ownership and use that prohibit the conversion of forest into agricultural use. Secondary legislation is required to implement the due diligence requirements of the Act, and the Government will also be publishing related guidance. Accordingly, DEFRA is consulting on the nature and aims of the secondary legislation. This note provides...

Jeremy's Blog 17th December 2021: Housing Market

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 16th December 2021 The housing market is a market for people. A house sale or purchase is the largest transaction many make while a house may be home, with a sense of place as well as a potential financial assurance. A home-owning democracy was a mainstay of 20th century politics but tight supply and loose money have made housing unaffordable for many. The functioning of this market is a key political issue – often also a...

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