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+ BPF response to 'Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants'

Our response to this DCLG consultation on proposals to ban letting agent fees paid by tenants is supportive of the plan, but sets out limited occasions when fees are appropriate

2 Jun 2017

+ BPF call for evidence - London Plan

We are engaging with the GLA on the draft London Plan and seeking best practice examples of three themes: intensification of industrial land, quick occupation of commercial units in a mixed-use building, and new or redeveloped housing on high streets.

24 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Enabling Development and Historic Assets'

Our response to his Historic England consultation emphasised that there are cases where enabling development has brought benefits to the asset and its surrounding community, and suggested a phased approach to reaching a complete solution for the asset.

24 May 2017

+ Buildings, Brexit, and the Business Energy Tax Reform

These are the slides from Patrick Brown's presentation at Edie Live, the sustainability conference, on the state of the energy and carbon policy landscape.

23 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies and legal entities: beneficial ownership register'

Our response to this BEIS consultation is supportive of efforts to increase transparency by introducing a register of overseas owners of property in the UK, but urges government to ensure that it is proportionate and does not penalise existing owners of UK real estate.

18 May 2017

+ Heritage Works: A toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration

This updated edition of our toolkit for heritage regeneration has been produced in partnership with Historic England and RICS.

16 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion'

Our response to this HMRC consultation argues that there is no need to add specific clauses in leases to prohibit tobacco duty evasion, since all illegal uses are already prohibited; and argues against related sanctions on landlords.

10 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Fixing our broken housing market'

Our response to government's consultation on its Housing White Paper is supportive of proposals concerning build to rent, infrastructure, and housing groups with specific needs, but urges government to reconsider plans around the granting and implementation of planning permissions.

2 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Planning and affordable housing for Build to Rent'

Our response to this consultation on the build to rent proposals in the Housing White Paper is very supportive of the majority of the proposals, such as including Affordable Private Rent in the NPPF and encouraging three year tenancies.

2 May 2017

+ BPF build to rent pledge to offer three year tenancies

Leading members of the build to rent sector have signed our pledge to offer customers three year tenancies in any of their new build to rent developments.

18 Apr 2017
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