Scottish Property Federation
Receipts from the Scottish Government’s Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) may fall below government estimates at the end of the 2016/17 financial year, according to official statistics.
Published 24 February 2017
Keenly-awaited proposals for transforming the planning system have been positively received by the country’s home builders.
Published 11 January 2017
The Scottish Government has today opened a consultation on proposals to increase fees and resources for major planning applications.
Published 6 December 2016
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.
Published 13 October 2016
The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.
Published 7 September 2016
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).
Published 6 September 2016
The average time for a planning decision to be made on major developments has fallen by 17 per cent on the previous year, according to new Scottish Government figures.
Published 21 July 2016
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 of more homes.
Published 13 July 2016
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.
Published 8 June 2016
The Scottish Government has failed to deliver any meaningful change with its council tax reform proposals, according to COSLA.
Published 3 March 2016
The Scottish Government is to exempt transactions of six or more homes from the additional LBTT surcharge.
Published 25 February 2016
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.
Published 18 September 2015
Plans to introduce a power for local rent controls in ‘high-pressure’ rental areas in Scotland could deter investment in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and curtail much-needed housing supply, according to the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).
Published 2 September 2015