Scottish Property Federation

Property sector urges immediate political action on key challenges

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the new cohort of MSPs to Holyrood following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 last week and has called for immediate action on key challenges for the sector.

Published 10 May 2021

Kevin Robertson takes the reins at Scottish Property Federation

New Scottish Property Federation (SPF) chair Kevin Robertson said today he will use his term in the office to focus on post-lockdown recovery & rejuvenation.

Published 12 April 2021

SPF publishes investment and recovery action plan ahead of Holyrood elections

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has published an action plan ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.

Published 30 March 2021

Property industry calls for continued support on business rates to protect economic recovery  

Ahead of the Scottish Budget on Thursday, the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has warned that post-pandemic economic recovery depends on continued support with business rates to help businesses and property owners weather the sustained impact of coronavirus restrictions.

Published 27 January 2021

New property industry chair Michaela Sullivan to build on sustainable, inclusive agenda

Michaela Sullivan MRTPI has today stepped up as the next chair of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 9 November 2020

Programme for Government: Praise for commitment to increased infrastructure investment

The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.

Published 2 September 2020

Scottish commercial property sales 'at lowest level for 10 years'

Scotland’s commercial property sales have suffered the worst quarter in a decade, according to Scottish Property Federation (SPF) analysis of the latest commercial property sales figures from the Registers of Scotland.

Published 25 August 2020

Government planning proposals ‘at odds’ with announcement on generating growth and supporting jobs

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.

Published 6 August 2020

New construction guidance issued as sector begins tentative return

Scotland’s contractors have been instructed to follow physical distancing and strict health & safety guidelines as the industry took its first steps out of lockdown today.

Published 29 May 2020

SPF survey highlights grim financial outlook for commercial property sector

More than half of Scotland’s commercial property owners and investors have cited serious or terminal financial challenges as a result of coronavirus-related rental income losses, according to a new survey.

Published 26 May 2020

Construction sector welcomes long-awaited return to work but further clarity sought

The first tentative steps to get the construction sector in Scotland back to work have been widely supported by the industry but also met with calls for much-needed clarity of exactly what a phased return entails.

Published 22 May 2020

Scottish Government announces new measures to protect business tenants

The Scottish Government has announced new measures to protect business tenants during the current coronavirus pandemic, with the notice period for commercial leases extended from 14 days to 14 weeks.

Published 14 April 2020

Property industry welcomes Scottish coronavirus legislation

Emergency legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been welcomed by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 2 April 2020

Scottish commercial property market ‘shows resilience and growth’ in 2019

Scottish Property Federation (SPF) analysis of 2019 commercial property sales figures has revealed that the total value of sales grew in Scotland for the third consecutive year.

Published 25 February 2020

Draft Budget ‘fails to deliver boost for small builders’

An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed, though the Scottish Government “missed an opportunity” to set out how they will invest in Scotland’s builders.

Published 7 February 2020