Agreements

Leases: Flowchart for Lease Type

The Community Land Advisory Service has created a flowchart to guide you to find the right type of lease or licence for your particular project or interest.

Simply download the document, choose which category best suits your group or situation and then answer the questions. You will be led through to a type of lease or licence - click on the link in the box to be taken to the right page on the website.

Lease Type Flowchart

 

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Leases Overview: Start Here!

Start here for an overview and introduction to the topic of Leases. Please remember that leases and the legal processes surrounding them vary from country to country in the UK. Therefore we advise seeking legal help where possible. Meanwhile, to read the overview, simply click the document link below:

Leases Overview

 

 

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Leases: Heads of Terms Template (England & Wales)

Lease requirements (also known as ‘Heads of Terms’) are the foundations of any property contract. The Lease Requirements/Heads of Terms document is a record of decisions that have been agreed between the parties (landlord and community group) and can be used to draw up a lease or other such document that reflects the decisions made. It is also a useful tool to focus your ideas on how the project will function.

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Canllawiau ar gyfer Landlordiaid Cymdeithasol Cofrestredig

Mae'r canllawiau hyn ar gyfer Landlordiaid Cymdeithasol Cofrestredig fel cymdeithasau tai a all eisiau cymryd rhan mewn garddio cymunedol neu gymuned ddylunio gerddi neu randiroedd yn eu cynlluniau. Y bwriad yw fel primer i helpu Landlordiaid Cymdeithasol Cofrestredig ddeall anghenion a manteision tyfu cymunedol ac yn tynnu ar enghreifftiau o brosiectau tyfu cymunedol presennol a arweinir gan dai ac yn egluro sut mae pob un wedi cael ei ddatblygu.

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Guidance for Registered Social Landlords

This guidance is aimed at Registered Social Landlords such as housing associations which may want to get involved in community gardening or design community gardens or allotments into their plans. It is intended as a primer to help RSLs understand the needs and benefits of community growing and draws on examples of current housing-led community growing projects and explains how each has been developed.

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Case Study: Rhostyllen Allotment Project

On a strip of land between a disused railway line and residential housing in the community of Esclusham (on the outskirts of Wrexham), are 12 allotment plots, used by members of the community to grow food and socialise in a small communal area planted with wild flowers.
Called the Rhostyllen Allotments Project, it is an excellent example of how a local community council can support the development of a growing project – transforming an overgrown piece of land used for dumping rubbish into something valued and useful.
Richard Elias, of Esclusham Community Council, describes how the project has evolved…

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Case Study: Llangollen Community Garden

This organic food-growing community garden, based on the site of an abandoned plot in Llangollen, is owned by Denbighshire County Council which gave permission for the development of community growing in 2012. It’s an excellent example of the process of setting up a community garden on a council site, with a licence rather than a lease.

Catherine Veasey, who has been involved in the development of the garden through the local Friends Of The Earth group, describes more about the garden and how it worked with the council.

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Accessing Land Process (for Community Groups)

This generic guide takes community growing groups (or those hoping to start one) through the process involved in setting up a community garden on a site. It provides a broad step-by-step process and links to useful information resources created by CLAS. However, it is important to bear in mind that this is an example - different circumstances and different groups may require variations on this process.

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Finding Land: Approach Letter to Landowner

CLAS has created an example letter (see below) which is intended as a draft template to help community growing groups put together an appropriately-worded approach to a landowner about using a site.

Approach Letter to Landowner

 

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Leases: Farm Business Tenancy

The Farm Business Tenancy Information Document will be extremely useful for anyone needing guidance on farm business tenancies in England and Wales.

You may have arrived on this page after being directed here by the CLAS 'Which Type Of Land Agreement Is For You' flowchart, or you may have arrived here direct.

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