Scottish Property Federation

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David Melhuish The returns for the Scottish Government’s Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns in February 2017 generated the lowest LBTT revenue of any other month in 2016/17, official figures have shown.

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After the success of Business Fives, Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament, the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) is now backing Scotland’s first ever national business golf tournament. Business Fours gives professionals the opportunity network with peers in their industry through

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Keenly-awaited proposals for transforming the planning system have been positively received by the country’s home builders. Yesterday the Scottish Government set out 20 proposals for revamping the system, which it said will support economic growth, delivery of houses and increase community involve

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The Scottish Government has today opened a consultation on proposals to increase fees and resources for major planning applications. The consultation paper seeks views on a new fee maximum of £125,000 for major applications for most categories of development (£62,500 for applications for planning

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Scottish Housing News has been named as joint industry partner for the Housing & Property heat of Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament Business Fives. After the success of the summer edition, Business Fives moves indoor for the winter ahead of Business Fours, the golf edition in

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Alan Ferguson The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

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David Melhuish The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called for the 5 per cent threshold of residential LBTT to be raised to £500,000 in the light of evidence suggesting a downturn in the value and number of transactions in the first year of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

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Tammy Adams Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to the report of the independent planning review panel, praising its commitment to strengthening and simplifying the planning system to achieve positive outcomes for Scotland, including the delivery

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Petra Biberbach A free breakfast seminar outlining the key findings and implications of the recently published review of the planning system will be held on Tuesday 21st June hosted by PR and public affairs agency, Orbit Communications.

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(from left) Crawford Beveridge, Petra Biberbach and John Hamilton 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.

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