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+ Renting a safe home: A guide for tenants

We support this Government health and safety guide for tenants, explaining what tenants and landlords can, and should, do to ensure that rented properties are safe to live in.

+ Model Commercial Lease

The Model Commercial Lease (MCL) suite of documents comprises various template commercial leases and associated documents, and are available for anyone to download without charge. The MCL is a client-led project, that was originally commissioned by us.

+ Landlords’ right to rent checks – information

The Government is introducing a requirement for private landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants and other adult occupants. Landlords who do not carry out the necessary right to rent checks could face a civil penalty.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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. 

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

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