Scottish Property Federation

Extending business rates to student accommodation ‘fraught with unfairness’

The proposed Non-Domestic Rates Bill risks significant damage to investment in Scotland’s student accommodation sector, the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has warned.

Published 23 January 2020

Edinburgh rebound boosts Scottish commercial property sales to £1.2bn

A Scottish Property Federation (SPF) analysis of the latest commercial property sales figures has shown a rebound in the total value of sales in Scotland in Q3 (July to September) 2019.

Published 25 November 2019

New SPF leader Robin Blacklock to focus on inclusive growth

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has announced Robin Blacklock as its next chair following the trade association’s annual dinner last night.

Published 8 November 2019

Commercial property sales fall for second quarter but Glasgow bucks trend

Commercial property sales values in Glasgow surpassed those of Scotland’s capital for the first time since 2015, new research has found.

Published 27 August 2019

Scotland set for ‘more inclusive and collaborative’ planning system as MSPs back ‘radical’ reforms

Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.

Published 21 June 2019

Ministers face Planning Bill headache as legislation reaches final stage of scrutiny

Ministers are being urged to go further in its attempts to deliver change to Scotland’s planning system but have also faced calls that last minute amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill could “derail” the system altogether.

Published 18 June 2019

Latest SPF data reveals sharp fall in commercial property sales activity

The value of commercial property sales in Scotland during the first quarter of 2019 fell by 21% compared to the same period last year, the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has found.

Published 10 June 2019

Parliament must fix ‘unworkable’ Planning Bill, says SPF chairman

The chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called upon the Scottish Parliament to fix its Planning Bill, which the industry organisation said is now an unworkable tangle.

Published 6 March 2019

Build-to-rent drive is supporting Scotland’s city living agenda

A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete.

Published 22 January 2019

Budget: Government commits £5bn of capital investment to ‘grow and modernise’ infrastructure

More than £5 billion of capital investment is to be made in 2019-20 to deliver on the Scottish Government’s aim to “grow and modernise” infrastructure, finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced.

Published 13 December 2018

Scottish Property Federation and Scottish Renewables reveal Budget wish lists

Amendments to a business rates policy and support for renewable energy are at the forefront of Scottish Property Federation (SPF) and Scottish Renewables calls ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Budget.

Published 11 December 2018

Holyrood committee votes against planning appeal amendments

Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process.

Published 8 November 2018

Scottish Property Federation appoints Miller Mathieson as new chairman

Miller Mathieson, managing director of CBRE in Scotland & Northern Ireland, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 8 November 2018

Blog: Why introducing Third Party or ‘Equal’ Right of Appeal would be a backward step

By Mandy Catterall at the Scottish Property Federation

Published 31 August 2018

New figures reveal changing picture for commercial property in Scotland

The latest analysis of commercial property sales across Scotland by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) reflects a shift in fortunes for the nation’s major cities over the three months from April to June 2018, the organisation has said.

Published 27 August 2018