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+ BPF and BCO Model Clauses

These model clauses were drafted in 2003 for an FRI office lease of whole, but with fairly minor changes they can be used for retail, industrial and warehouse property.

+ BPF Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement Creator

We have created a simple tool to help residential landlords create new AST agreements. It's easy to use, both for landlords with lots of rental properties and for those with far fewer. You can use this tool even if you're not a BPF member. There are three AST versions, one each for the three approved deposit protection schemes, a version for company lets and one for non-Housing Act agreements.

+ BPF guide to Energy Efficiency and the Private Rented Sector

This guide seeks to provide a starting point for landlords when developing energy efficiency improvement plans for their properties.

+ BPF Licence to Occupy on Short Term Basis

Further to the requirements of the NHS and associated organisations to occupy new premises on a short term basis to help fight against COVID-19, we have, with the help of our members, produced a template Licence to Occupy that can be used by relevant parties to coordinate and agree the short term occupation of commercial properties. Read more here.

+ BPF Short-Term Commercial Lease

We created this lease to provide landlords and tenants with straightforward, industry-standard documentation to cover short-term commercial lettings of property – typically a few months; possibly up to two or three years.

+ Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2007 – full suite of documents

We played an integral role in the creation of the lease code in 2007, which encourages best practice in the production and negotiation of commercial leases. Many BPF members use the codes and we actively encourage others to use them.

+ Code for Leasing Business Premises – official website

We played an integral role in the creation of the lease code in 2007, which encourages best practice in the production and negotiation of commercial leases. This is its official website.

+ Commercial Property Standard Enquiries

We support this suite of Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE), updated by the London Support Lawyers and distributed via the Practical Law Company. 

+ FAQs: Smoke and CO alarms in rented homes

We are supporting Government's efforts to raise awareness about new requirements for private rented sector properties to contain smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. This document answers some key questions that landlords may have about the requirements and how to comply.

+ Investing in residential property – a BPF guide for asset allocators

This guide illustrates the key characteristics of different residential assets, using a market rented portfolio as a comparator to highlight their different facets, performance and risks.

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