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Lease code and CLAS

Commercial Lease Code

 

We took a leading role with a number of other organisations in the creation of the lease code in 2007. We actively encourage our property company members to sign up for and use the code, and many of them have and are.

 

We also encourage our lawyer and agent members to make prospective occupiers aware of the code in all their dealings, taking a proactive approach, and we encourage our banking and other fund managers members to ensure that any lending terms to landlords do not prevent them from abiding by the code.

 

For more information, view the full suite of lease code documents, or visit the official Leasing Business Premises website.

 

In addition we have also created the Commercial Landlords Accreditation Scheme (CLAS).

 

Commercial Landlords Accreditation Scheme (CLAS)

 

To encourage landlords, particularly the smaller ones, to adopt the lease code, we created the CLAS, a self-regulating scheme that identifies those landlords that are operating to best practice.

 

Landlords that agree to abide by the Leasing Business Premises: Landlord Code 2007, and sign up to four other simple scheme rules, are able to apply to become scheme landlords.

 

For further information, visit the CLAS website.

 

Lease code 2007

 

Those landlords pledging to support the lease code can be found here.

 

The agents and law firms pledging to proactively promote the lease code can be found here.

 

The banks and funders who have agreed to ensure that their lending terms do not prevent landlords from abiding by the code are Credit Suisse and Hunter Advisers.

 

Subletting declaration 2005

 

Download a copy of the BPF Subletting Declaration.

 

Download a list of members who are signatories to the BPF’s Subletting Declaration.

 

Download a list of firms who agree to promote the BPF’s Subletting Declaration.

 





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