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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+ Raising planning fees - SPF consultation response

The SPF's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on raising planning fees.

27 Feb 2017

+ Regional Magnetism: How to attract investment into city regions

These six recommendations are designed to help local authorities unlock the economic potential of cities outside London and rebalance the economy.

22 Oct 2015

+ Regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing Act - SPF Consultation Response

SPF's response to the Scottish Government's 'consultation on proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016'. 

25 Nov 2016

+ Rent Pressure Zone Improvement Costs Guidance for Landlords - SPF 'call for views' response

SPF's response to the Scottish Government 'call for views' request on rent pressure zone improvement costs guidance for landlords and requirements for local authorities.

24 May 2017

Request for help to gather important information for Scottish Government Fire Safety Review - Letter to Members

22 Jun 2017

+ 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

+ 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


Comments by the Scottish Property Federation on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, in response to the Call for Evidence by the Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

5 Feb 2018

+ Revenue Scotland & Tax Powers Bill

Our response to the Finance Committee's call for evidence on the Revenue Scotland & Tax Powers Bill.  Contact David Melhuish dmelhuish@bpf.org.uk 

18 Feb 2014

+ Review of Limited Partnership Law - SPF 'call for evidence' response

SPF's response to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's call for evidence on Limited Partnership Law.

17 Mar 2017
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