HFi Today, Business Sentiment Survey and Breakfast


– Complete our Business Sentiment Survey
– The Big Housing Business Breakfast – 27 September
– Last Chance – Free RESI Tickets

How is Business Feeling about Housing: complete our Business Sentiment Survey today


Our long running business sentiment survey saw some significant changes this time last year – with appetite and government support for the private rented sector at an all time high and ahead of ordinary market housing. What does the sector herald for Autumn 2017? Complete our Business Sentiment Survey today and let us know how you see the opportunities for housing.

The survey will close on 28 September 2017 – so get your responses in quickly.

The results of the survey will be discussed with the Housing Minister, Alok Sharma, in an upcoming meeting. Therefore, your views will be listened to, and could really make a difference.

There are only 9 short response questions and an open question to comment more generally. The survey is designed to take no more than 2 minutes.

Click here to take the survey.

The Big Housing Business Breakfast – 27 September


We are delighted to announce our next HFi Housing Business Breakfast between 8.30am and 10.30 am on 27 September 2017, at Trowers & Hamilns offices at 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ.

This is one of our regular cross-sector industry breakfasts. It will be hosted jointly by the HFi and Trowers & Hamlins, a multinational law firm. Rob Beiley, a HFi Director and Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, will be leading the breakfast. Rob has a wealth of experience in local authority finance, regeneration and commercial housing joint venture and other work.

As well as our usual market updates and discussions, the breakfast will have the latest on the build to rent market. With various political and macroeconomic headwinds, ‘build to rent’ is expected to remain an important part of the overall national housing delivery strategy.

To reserve your place and find our more please email:

Last Chance – Free RESI Tickets


This is your last chance to get a free RESI 2017 ticket.

Many councils are doing great work in housing delivery in their areas, and many want to do even more. To help showcase housing opportunities across the country and accelerate housing delivery further, the Housing & Finance Institute (HFi) has partnered up with Property Week to provide a special event programme for this year’s RESI 2017. With a special meeting space and one to one sessions with key suppliers on the exhibition floor, there is plenty of opportunity to meet new contacts and providers. Additionally, a special session will take place from 3pm on the 14 September at the Celtic Manor Resort chaired by the Institute and showcasing councils and property experts talking about the Jurassic Coast, East Kent, Wales and East Anglia.

There are 50 free RESI tickets to give away to local authorities (RRP £750). If you work for a local authority get in touch with who will provide you with further details, or contact the RESI team direct by quoting “HFi – free tickets to RESI” with your name, local authority and role to and cc in Click here to see the RESI agenda which includes the HFi’s session and the HFi Chairman, Sir Mark Boleat’s session on modern methods of funding.

Click here for a quick taster of the film the HFi and RESI have put together to showcase housing success. This clip is an interview with Cllr Chris Wells, Leader of Thanet District Council.