Our Work

The SPF's mission is to promote a diverse and successful real estate industry, that uses resources sustainably and is recognised for the contribution it makes to society. We do this by working with local and national government across Scotland, and with other regulatory bodies to shape a policy and regulatory environment which enables our industry to thrive, to support the millions of savers and pensioners invested in UK real estate, and to maximise the contribution of our industry to productive sustainable communities across Scotland.  

In this section you can learn more about the work we do and search through our publications including research and briefing papers, consultation responses, and our monthly newsletter, SPF Voice.



LBTT Update – May 2020

SPF's monthly analysis of the most recent Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) data from Revenue Scotland. This analysis covers the residential and non-residential elements of LBTT, as well as the Additional Dwellings Supplement.

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SPF response to Advisory Group on economic recovery

SPF responds to the report from the independent Advisory Group established by the Scottish Government to advise on Scotland’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SPF commercial property owner survey sheds light on COVID-19 experiences

This snapshot survey was conducted anonymously with commercial landlords and investors between 27 April and 20 May 2020. The survey was intended to identify landlord and tenant responses to the economic emergency caused by the coronavirus, and to examine the business conditions facing commercial property owners and investors.

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