What we do

On a daily basis, we engage with the government on the property industry in Scotland as well as provide our members with regular analyses of the property market and government policies.

In this section you can take a look at some of our work, including publications, briefings and consultation responses.

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+ Response to Consultation on Overcrowding Statutory Notices for the Private Rented Sector

SPF response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Overcrowding Statutory Notices for the Private Rented Sector

18 Jun 2015

+ Community Empowerment Bill

This Bill extends the community right to buy to cover all land in Scotland and establishes additional rights to register interests over abandoned or neglected land.  The Bill also provides for community bodies to apply to take ownership of local services or public assets.  In addition the Bill pr

31 May 2015

+ Second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector

This second consultation paper builds on the proposals outlined in the first Consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector, held in late 2014. It takes account of the feedback and analysis from the first consultation and addresses the key issues raised.

10 May 2015

+ Quarterly Scottish Commercial Property Sales Report - Q1 2015

Our analysis of value and volume of commercial property sales in Scotland from 1 January 2015 2014 to 31 March 2015. Contact: David Melhuish dmelhuish@bpf.org.uk

7 May 2015

+ Consultation on Changes to Public Procurement Rules in Scotland

This consultation describes, and seeks views on, changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland.

30 Apr 2015

+ Scottish Housing Regulator Regulatory Guidance

This consultation seeks views on proposals covering eight regulatory guidance documents, which supplement its Regulatory Framework.

24 Apr 2015

+ Letter to Scottish Government Chief Planner - Planning Priorities for Change

Our views on Short, Medium and Long Term priorities for change and game-changing ideas to support planning delivery.   Contact Mandy Catterall: mcatterall@bpf.org.uk

24 Apr 2015

+ Clydeplan Main Issues Report

Our response broadly welcomes the Proposed Strategic Development Plan, and makes suggestions to aid the aspirations underpinning the approach to development and investment.  Contact: Mandy Catterall mcatterall@bpf.org.uk 

27 Mar 2015

+ Historic Environment Act: secondary legislation consultation

Our response to the consultation on the draft Regulations which follow on from the Historic Environment (Scotland) Act.  Contact: Mandy Catterall mcatterall@bpf.org.uk 

27 Mar 2015

+ Clydeplan Strategic Development Authority - Main Issues Report and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Our response to consultation on Clydeplan SDP Main Issues Report.  Contact Mandy Catterall: mcatterall@bpf.org.uk

27 Mar 2015
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