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11 Oct 2021 Build-to-rent | Residential | Student Accommodation

Residential tenure reform – BPF position paper

The Government will publish a White Paper on residential tenure reform soon. This Position Paper explains our stance on various probable aspects of reform. There is also a more user-friendly summary paper. 

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11 Oct 2021 Build-to-rent | Residential | Student Accommodation

Residential tenure reform – summary of BPF position

The Government will publish a White Paper on residential tenure reform soon. This leaflet provides a summary of the larger BPF Position Paper, which explains our stance on various probable aspects of reform.

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04 Oct 2021 Core Cities and Devolution | Environment and Sustainability | Residential | Tax and Finance

BPF Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) Submissions

As we start to recover from the pandemic, the BPF is calling on the Chancellor to build back greener, fairer and faster and to work with the real estate sector to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time: to meet our net zero targets; to level up our towns and cities; and to support the creation of new homes.

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13 Aug 2021 Leasing and Commercial

BPF Electronic Communications Code (ECC) briefing

Property owners stand to gain immensely from the fast rollout of high-speed telecommunications. Both residential and commercial buildings with good connectivity are more productive, more attractive to tenants and better places to be. There are however some significant problems with the how the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) is working, despite amendments made to the legislation in 2017. These issues are discouraging property owners from hosting telecommunications equipment and have facilitated a breakdown in the relationships between site providers and operators, all to the detriment of connectivity.

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14 Jul 2021 Industrial and Logistics | Planning

BPF Employment Land Manifesto

Our manifesto sets out the ways in which the government’s planning reforms can be improved to better support the provision of employment land.  

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03 Jun 2021 Construction and Development | High Street | Leasing and Commercial

A more flexible future - redefining the role of the office

A report we published alongside Gowling WLG found that big change is potentially afoot in the office market, with 89% of office occupiers having the flexibility to move in the next three years. Despite the rise in home and hybrid working, 82% agree there will always be a need for offices, albeit ones with more adaptable open space than at present and with more flexible tenancies.

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28 May 2021 Student Accommodation

Tenure reform and student accommodation

This is the third in our working paper series on residential tenure reform. It focuses on some of the impacts regarding student accommodation and possible positions we may take.

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28 May 2021 Residential

Tenure reform the Scottish experience

This is the fourth in our working paper series on residential tenure reform. It focuses on some of the experiences of recent tenure reform in Scotland and lessons that we might be able to draw from that.

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11 May 2021 Environment and Sustainability | Healthcare | Infrastructure | Leasing and Commercial | Planning | Residential | Tax and Finance

The Queen’s Speech: BPF Analysis

The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to build back better from the pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country. This paper provides an overview of the most pertinent announcements for the commercial real estate sector and commentary by the British Property Federation.

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29 Apr 2021 Leasing and Commercial

Exiting from the commercial rent moratoriums

A proposal for when and how to end the commercial rent moratoriums, developed by Landsec and British Land. It suggests ringfencing rent arrears and restoring normal market operation from 1 July, providing time for fair rental settlements and an arbitration process for resolving the most intractable negotiations.

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31 Mar 2021 Residential

Tenure Reform - Working Paper on Grounds for Eviction

The BPF Tenure Reform Working Group is publishing a series of working papers on residential tenure reform to obtain wider membership views. This first paper in the series covers grounds for eviction. Views would be particularly welcome from 1 April to 30 April.

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31 Mar 2021 Residential

Tenure Reform - Working Paper on the Court Process

The BPF Tenure Reform Working Group is publishing a series of working papers on residential tenure reform to obtain wider membership views. This second paper in the series covers the court process. Views would be particularly welcome from 1 April to 30 April.