Scottish Property Federation



Builders warn of housing activity slowdown ‘unless LBTT band is extended’

Scotland's home building industry is warning ministers of a drop in future housing market activity unless the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) band is extended.

Published 28 September 2017

Property industry welcomes business rates boost

The Scottish Government is to give a much-needed lift to the Scottish commercial property development sector by not applying business rates until a development has secured business tenants for new developments.

Published 13 September 2017

Scottish Property Federation and RICS Scotland outline pros and cons of business rates review

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the investment incentives contained in the independent business rates review but has raised concerns regarding the complex challenges faced while redeveloping listed buildings.

Published 23 August 2017

Scottish commercial property robust against uncertain backdrop

Investment in Scotland’s commercial property market remained resilient in the first six months of the year despite political instability, according to analysis from Knight Frank.

Published 14 August 2017

Blog: Will the Scottish Government respond positively to support Scotland’s build-to-rent sector?

By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish

Published 10 August 2017

Property sector bemoans continued political uncertainty

The Scottish Property Federation has voiced its concerns over the general elections result’s potential impact on Brexit negotiations and, by extension, the country’s real estate industry.

Published 12 June 2017

Blog: New planning system needs to deliver for developers and local communities

Government relations manager Mandy Catterall gives the Scottish Property Federation’s take on the coming changes in the planning system.

Published 13 April 2017

Scottish Property Federation celebrates ten year anniversary

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) is celebrating a decade as the voice of the Scottish real estate industry.

Published 31 March 2017

Scottish Government ‘£100.6m short’ on LBTT predictions

The returns for the Scottish Government’s Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns in February 2017 generated the lowest LBTT revenue of any other month in 2016/17, official figures have shown.

Published 24 March 2017

Michael Portillo headlines Scottish Property Federation annual conference

More than 200 delegates gathered at the EICC yesterday as broadcaster and former cabinet minister Michael Portillo, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP and Scottish cabinet secretary for the economy, jobs and fair work, Keith Brown MSP, attended this year's 10th annual Scottish Property Federation (SPF) conference.

Published 9 March 2017

Increased planning fees must equal better service, says Scottish Property Federation

The Scottish Government’s consultation in relation to fees and resources for major planning applications in Scotland has been hailed by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) as a major turning point for local authority planning services around the country.

Published 1 March 2017

Business Fours drives property sector onto the green

After the success of Business Fives, Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament, the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) is now backing Scotland’s first ever national business golf tournament.

Published 27 February 2017

Lower LBTT revenues ‘support case for increased residential change’

Receipts from the Scottish Government’s Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) may fall below government estimates at the end of the 2016/17 financial year, according to official statistics.

Published 23 February 2017

Scottish Property Federation announces headline speakers for 2017 annual conference

Broadcaster and former cabinet minister Michael Portillo, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP and Scottish cabinet secretary for the economy, jobs and fair work Keith Brown MSP will headline this year’s 10th annual Scottish Property Federation (SPF) conference.

Published 17 January 2017

Sector welcomes Scottish planning report

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the latest planning report as a major turning point for local authority planning services around the country.

Published 11 January 2017