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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+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ Scottish Law Commission discussion paper on compulsory purchase and land compensation law

This SLC paper takes a fundamental review of proposals for reform of Scottish CPO powers and includes consideration of the ‘Crichel Down’ rules as they apply in Scotland.  The consultation will close on 19 June.  Contact: David Melhuish  dmelhuish@bpf.org.uk

19 Jun 2015

+ Commercial Real Estate and the Scottish Economy

An analysis of the size, structure, and economic contribution of the commercial real estate industry in Scotland.

23 Jun 2015

+ A consultation on the Scottish Fiscal Commission

A consultation on proposals for legislation to establish the Scottish Fiscal Commission as a body corporate and as part of the Scottish Administration.  The consultation closes on 26 June 2015.  Contact: David Melhuish dmelhuish@bpf.org.uk 

26 Jun 2015

+ Commission on Local Tax Reform - SPF Response to call for evidence

The SPF response to the Commission on Local Tax Reform which sought to recommend alternatives to the current Council Tax system. The Commission has published its final report which can be found here.

26 Jun 2015

+ TAYplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan - SPF Response

A response by the SPF to the TAYplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan

3 Jul 2015
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