EUROPEAN PROPERTY FEDERATION
Founded in Brussels in 1997, EPF represents all aspects of property ownership, investment, brokerage and management:
Residential and commercial landlords, housing companies, commercial property investment and development companies, shopping centres, the property interests of the institutional investors (banks, insurance companies, pension funds) estate agents, building managers and real estate training institutes. Its members provide, manage and broker buildings for the residential or service and industry tenants that occupy them. It's core purpose is to ensure that the making of EU regulation and funding targeting or impacting real estate benefits from the expertise and market experience of the European real estate industry and qualified European property professionals.
EPF, with its national association and direct-company membership, has been the European forum and policy vehicle for real estate since 1997.
Join us at the meeting point of real estate investors and professionals building a common European real estate culture and vision for EU real estate policy.
Welcome to EPF
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
EPF represents the full range of private property ownership and investment: residential and commercial, direct and indirect, big and small, landlords, managers and brokers. Our mission is to bring property culture to EU policy makers and EU culture to the property industry.
Message from the Chairman
All aspects of real estate – brokerage, investment, leasing and management – have been gradually and often imperceptibly shaped by EU policy over time, in particular with the decades-long but ultimately successful effort to create an EU Internal Market for Real Estate ensuring property investment flows and the freedom to provide property services without obstacle.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE – DRAFT CROSS-PARTY COMPROMISE IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
The ITRE Committee will vote on this on 9 February and adoption in Plenary is set for March, which means that Council/Parliament Trilogue will begin after Easter with final agreement by the end of the Swedish Presidency (end June).
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK OPINION ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE
Major pressure for energy performance certificate (EPC) harmonisation.
ECB points out difficulties that will arise from years of coexistence of EPCs issued before or after revision of the Directive.
WORK ON IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON SCREENING AND REGISTRATION OF ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS
EPF/TEGOVA input to IA consultants on impact of screening on market value.
OUTCOMES OF THE LATEST TRILOGUE ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE
Confusion over “buildings for social purposes” and “private social landlords”.
COMMISSION EVALUATION OF THE SGEI DECISION
Evaluation of Decision of 20 December 2011 on the application of European Union State aid rules to compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest (SGEI) includes definition of social housing.
CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS REGULATION AND DIRECTIVE TREATMENT OF HOME LOANS – EPF REQUEST TO PARLIAMENT’S RAPPORTEUR AND SHADOWS FOR SUPPORT FOR AMENDMENTS
Impact of rise in cost of capital and credit on housing affordability.
LEAD-UP TO A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL ON SCREENING AND REGISTRATION OF ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS
EPF letter to Commission.
PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION ON DATA COLLECTION AND SHARING RELATING TO SHORT-TERM ACCOMODATION AND RENTAL SERVICES
Involves a lot of owners: one quarter of EU tourist accommodation, 200 million nights in the first half of 2022.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: A NOT SO FINAL AGREEMENT
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands counting on Parliament to help them eliminate loopholes in member state minimum energy performance standards obligations.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
An escalating MEPS trust issue - Breakthrough for green energy countries.
COMMISSION PAPER ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN THE EURO AREA
Asserts that prudential control of banks has successfully decoupled house price movements from systemic financial risk but had its own negative impacts on housing affordability.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE – ARTICLE 6 EXEMPLARY ROLE OF PUBLIC BODIES’ BUILDINGS – FINAL POSITIONS OF COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT BEFORE TRILOGUE
Minimal differences – One way or another, a step-change in line with ‘Fit for 55’.