Scottish Property Federation



Scotland’s commercial property sales down more than 40 per cent

The value of Scotland’s commercial property sales in the first quarter of 2016 fell by over 40 per cent, according to new figures from the Registers of Scotland.

Published 25 May 2016

Blog: A busy few weeks for property

Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish summarises the latest developments in Scottish real estate policy, and explains what is being done to attract investment into Scotland’s cities.

Published 14 April 2016

Scottish property revaluation plan ‘long overdue’

Scottish Labour’s plans to revaluate the country’s residential properties have been welcomed by the Scottish Property Federation.

Published 23 March 2016

Council tax reform proposals ‘will harm developers and landowners’

Scotland’s property industry has warned of the underlying effects of the Scottish Government’s “failure” to address a potential revaluation of the council tax base or re-structure the existing bands to introduce further higher value bands.

Published 3 March 2016

Holyrood commits to exemption for large scale investors from LBTT surcharge

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to exempt transactions of six or more homes from the additional LBTT surcharge.

Published 24 February 2016

Chris Stewart takes Scottish Property Federation chair

Property developer Chris Stewart has been appointed chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 30 October 2015

Independent planning review panel revealed

The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 18 September 2015

Sturgeon reveals plans for ‘root and branch review’ of planning system

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans for a “root and branch review of the planning system” as she unveiled her government’s legislative programme for the last session of the Scottish Parliament before the 2016 elections.

Published 2 September 2015

Land Reform Bill could ‘constrict development’ warns Scottish Property Federation

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called for safeguards to protect investors from the long-awaited Land Reform Bill which it fears could constrict development on brown and greenfield sites.

Published 29 June 2015

New charitable trust to help young people inspire positive places

A charitable trust which will help young people across Scotland engage more positively with the places they live and work in to help create successful communities for the future launched last week at an event in Edinburgh.

Published 8 June 2015

Builders ‘depressed’ by latest planning statistics

Latest official planning statistics showing long periods taken to reach housing planning decisions have been branded “depressing” by home building industry body Homes for Scotland.

Published 19 December 2014

Commercial property sales surge in post-Referendum Scotland

Commercial property sales in Scotland almost doubled in 2014’s third quarter, rising from £592m in Q2 to £962m in Q3.

Published 5 November 2014

John Hamilton becomes new Scottish Property Federation chairman

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has announced John Hamilton, chief executive of Winchburgh Developments, as its new chairman.

Published 3 November 2014

‘No’ vote will return property market to ‘more normal trading conditions’

The Scottish Property Federation has said the Referendum outcome has removed the uncertainty around the commercial property market.

Published 19 September 2014