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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+ Servitudes Without a Benefited Property

The Scottish Government is seeking views on servitudes without a benefited property.   Issues have been raised with the Scottish Government about long pipe-lines which provide a general benefit rather than a benefit to a specific property.

20 Jul 2015

+ Response to Consultation on proposals for a Transaparency in Lobbying Bill

SPF response to a consultation on proposals for the draft Transparency in Lobbying Bill which seeks to make provision about lobbying, including provision for establishing and maintaining a lobbying register and the publication of a code of conduct.

24 Jul 2015

+ Rural Affairs Committee call for evidence on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill - SPF Response

The SPF response to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee call for evidence on the the wide ranging Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

14 Aug 2015

+ Scottish Commercial Property Sales Report Quarter 2 - 2015

Our analysis of value and volume of commercial property sales in Scotland from 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015. Contact: David Melhuish dmelhuish@bpf.org.uk

24 Aug 2015

+ Land and Buildings Transaction Tax rules for Property Authorized Investment Funds - SPF Response

SPF and BPF response to a consultation on the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Riles for Property Authorized Investment Funds, advocating for a relief.

28 Aug 2015

+ Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland - SPF Response

SPF response to the call for views from the Commission on Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland.

30 Aug 2015

+ Historic Scotland Guidance Notes - Managing Change in the Historic Environment - SPF Consultation Response

SPF Response to the consultation on the Historic Scotland Guidance Notes - Managing Change in the Historic Environment.

28 Sep 2015

+ City of Edinburgh Council Consultation: Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing Guidance - SPF Response

SPF response to the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation on Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing Guidance

29 Sep 2015

+ SESPlan 2 Proposed Strategic Development Plan - SPF Response

SPF response to the SESPlan 2 Proposed Strategic Development Plan main issues report.

30 Sep 2015

+ Scottish Parliament inquiry into LBTT rates and thresholds - SPF response

SPF response to the call for evidence by the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament on their inquiry into LBTT rates and thresholds.

2 Oct 2015
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