Scottish Property Federation
Relief for first-time buyers, which raises the nil rate band for LBTT to £175,000, has been extended, while the ceiling of the nil rate band for residential land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) will return to £145,000 from April 1, finance secretary Kate Forbes confirmed as part of the Scottish Budget yesterday.
Published 29 January 2021
Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.
Published 21 June 2019
Ministers are being urged to go further in its attempts to deliver change to Scotland’s planning system but have also faced calls that last minute amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill could “derail” the system altogether.
Published 18 June 2019
A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete.
Published 22 January 2019
By Mandy Catterall, Scottish Property Federation
Published 31 August 2018
A seasonal upturn in property market activity has delivered a £57 million boost to Scottish Government revenues, generating the third highest monthly return since the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was introduced.
Published 15 August 2018
The average decision times for planning applications in Scotland have recorded their quickest annual figures since records began.
Published 25 July 2018
The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.
Published 26 April 2018
Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.
Published 11 December 2017
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used has been introduced by cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance MSP.
Published 5 December 2017
Companies from the Construction, Housing & Property sector in and around Edinburgh met at the sixth qualifying heat of national business five-a-side tournament Business Fives summer season as they raised £2,651 for various charities.
Published 25 August 2017
By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish
Published 10 August 2017
Government relations manager Mandy Catterall gives the Scottish Property Federation’s take on the coming changes in the planning system.
Published 13 April 2017
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.
Published 27 March 2017
Home building industry body Homes for Scotland has opposed proposals by the Scottish Government to increase the maximum fee level for planning applications.
Published 2 March 2017