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CAAV Note 210920: Second Homes Holiday Lets Controls

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Following recent commentary on the increasing demand for second homes, and their impact on rural communities, this note offers an overview and reviews some of the policy mechanisms put in place to address the identified issues.

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Jeremy's Blog 17th September 2021: Social Care, Planning and Tax

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 9th September 2021. The fascinating politics of the last few days reveal serious conundrums as the government navigates between its existing voters wanting protection and the needs of its potential voters.While little may have been done to reform or even fund social care, the threat of crippling care costs to existing homeowners and their heirs appears reduced. It is now reported that their concerns see teeth drawn from the...

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CAAV Note 210915: Environment Bill - Government Statements on Biodiversity Gain

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The Environment Bill had its third day of the Report stage in Lords on Monday 13th September with consideration of and Government replies on a range of subjects including whether the Bill will be delayed until after COP26, the approach to water abstraction licences, issues around biodiversity gain and Local Nature Recovery Strategies. See this note for detail.

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210914 Northern Ireland: COVID-19 Protection from eviction extended

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The Northern Ireland Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced an extension the COVID-19 eviction protection for residents. The legislation was due to expire on 30th September 2021 but has been extended until 4th May 2022 by The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021. Landlords are to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evict. More information can be found in our web note 19...

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CAAV Note 210913: Biodiversity Gain - Water

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This note continues our series exploring Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and the practical application of the Biodiversity Metric 3.0. It reviews the position of watercourses within the Metric, and how they may deliver biodiversity units within a BNG offsetting scheme.

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210913 England: Updated 'Right to Rent Checks' guide issued and COVID-19 changes to remain until April 2022

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The Government has published an updated 'Right to Rent Checks: a user guide for landlords and tenants' to detail how those with outstanding applications for the EU Settlement Scheme evidence their right to rent. In addition, an updated COVID-19 guide for landlords has been updated to reflect that temporary changes to right to rent checks will remain in place until 5 April 2022....

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Jeremy's Blog 10th September 2021: Carbon and Other Deals

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 9th September 2021. The fledgling world of transactions for environmental commitments is very young and potentially very innocent. It may match the early days for solar panels after Feed-in Tariffs were introduced in spring 2010 when initial activity moved faster than understanding or clearer perspective on value, opportunity and risk. We see a shifting balance from agreements for running payments for actions (common in...

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CAAV Note 210909: Scotland - Ideas into Action Fund

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This note draws members' attention to the recently announced Scottish Government Rural Communities “Ideas into Action” Fund, which is set to provide £1.5 million for community groups in rural areas to trial ‘new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.’

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