European Property Federation

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The voice of British property.

About the Association

The British Property Federation is a membership organisation devoted to representing the interests of all those involved in property ownership and investment.

BPF has three objectives:

  • to raise the profile of the property industry with political stakeholders, the media, and the public
  • to improve legislative, fiscal and regulatory conditions that affect the industry and so enhance the benefits the industry can bring to the UK
  • to encourage best practice within the industry as a means of increasing long term value and improving stakeholder perception.

What the Association Does

BPF with its members can help the government deliver many of its policies, particularly those involving the following areas of policy:

  • Commercial
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Residential
  • Sustainability
  • Regeneration


BPF currently has around 380 members, of which:

  • 35% are property companies of all sizes
  • 7% are fund managers
  • 4% are investment banks
  • 5% are companies that have property assets (like utilities and supermarket chains)
  • 3% are housing associations
  • 38% are professional firms like lawyers, agents, planners and accountants
  • 5% are other companies (like insurers and PR agencies) with an interest in property
  • 3% are affiliated organisations (mainly small residential landlord bodies)

The Association Work

The best time to influence new legislation and regulations is when it is being considered and drafted by civil servants and officials.

BPF has built excellent working relationships with government departments and other regulatory bodies that deal with issues that affect property, providing them with the industry view.

BPF is consulted by these bodies and work with them to produce legislation, regulations and policies that are helpful to the industry, and to improve or change those that aren't.

BPF's Recent Publications