The Ethical Property Foundation

We are the only dedicated property advice charity in the UK serving the voluntary sector. We can help you manage your property sustainably and save money.

 With our team of 9 dedicated chartered surveyors and our Register of 15 commercial property solicitors and specialists, we offer free impartial guidance and online support, plus webinars and affordable tailored consultancy.

Ask a Property Expert

Submit an enquiry to our expert Property Advisers

Affordable Consultancy

Find out more about how we can help your organisation in depth

Free Events

Online and live events to help you manage your property and save money

Frequently Asked Questions

Addressing your frequently asked property questions

Weston Property Manual

Our easy-read guide to acquiring and managing your property

New PODCAST Listen

How can you make the most of your charity’s property whether rented or owned. With commercial property lawyer Michael Fahy and Chartered Surveyor Simon Taylor.

Anniversary Partners in Learning

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Street Storage, London
"Street Storage is the only UK charity providing storage for people experiencing homelessness. We rent, lease and secure premises across the country for our work and as a result we have a number of premises management challenges to tackle! throughout the year and a lot to stay on top of. The Ethical Property Foundation have helped us across a number of years with our work - from their brilliantly detailed resources, to their informative webinars to their one to one advice on premises maintenance and management. I would highly recommend them as an organisation for anyone - starting out in premises management or those more experienced who might be looking for resources and/or a refresher around risk or compliance."
Rachel Woolf
April 2024
Alexa’s Canine Trust, Northumberland
"Thank you Ethical Property Foundation for the professional and efficient service that was provided to my charity. The query was dealt with quickly and invaluable advice was given to help us proceed with our lease problem."
Iris Butler
December 2023
4TH Thames Ditton Ajax Sea Scouts, Surrey
“The Ethical Property Foundation did a great job of giving clarity to a pretty complex legal issue which our other advisers couldn’t help us with because they had never come across it before. EPF set out a common-sense way of how to approach the problem. Made a big difference. “
Andrew Roberts
Chair of Trustees
November 2023
Julian House, Bath
“I have recently discovered the services offered by the Ethical Property Foundation including the free “Ask a Property Expert” service. I submitted my query through their website and received a very clear, extremely helpful response by the next day. I also attended a free training course which was very informative. I will be using the service again and attending future courses.”
Laura Baxter
Finance Director & Data Protection Officer
October 2023
Wold Newton Village Trust, Yorkshire
“Huge thanks to Ethical Property Foundation and in particular to property adviser David Sayce, for his care and thoughtfulness in helping us through a very difficult situation with our village hall. Keep up the brilliant work! “
Francis Kelly
September 2023
The Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby, Lincolnshire
"I first found about Ethical Property Foundation in my previous work role, so knew they were a ‘safe’ place to get guidance. I approached them about a complex ground lease issue our charity was facing. I used the website to log a request, they came back to me very quickly with a response. Due to Ethical Property Foundations response and my other research, I felt I could then go to my trustees with a justified approach to the issue."
August 2023
Ashtons Legal
“Ashtons Legal is delighted to partner with EPF for this important initiative, the Info Desk will provide the charity sector with an essential tool to assist non-profits in all aspects of their dealings with properties”.
Michael Fahy
May 2023
Flude Property Consultants, Sussex
"Flude Property Consultants have been delighted to support the recent Ethical Property Foundation webinar for voluntary organisations in Hampshire and Sussex, where we work. The event was well attended and promoted with our branding over several weeks across social media. The webinar provided vital property education at a time when so many local groups are struggling to manage their property sustainably. EPF kept us informed all along the line and provided a detailed report. I would urge other businesses looking to make a small practical investment in property education for their local community to contact EPF. "
Ed Flude
April 2023
London Borough of Camden
"The London Borough of Camden lets out about 100 premises to 80 different mission led charities. The Ethical Property Foundation has helped Camden educate their charities to ensure that their asset doesn’t become a liability. The Foundation opened the door to expertise that Camden wouldn’t otherwise have been able to access, delivering expert training on understanding leases, creating green sustainable buildings, and understanding building compliance."
Sam Rowe
Senior Community Partner
April 2023
Llangwm Village Community Centre, Pembrokshire
"As a small rural community charity, the Ethical Property Foundation has been an invaluable source of invaluable advice and support. Like so many other small charities we simply could not afford to be without this free service when developing our community centre".
Liz Rawlings
Chair of Trustees
March 2023
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