As the COVID-19 restrictions on Scotland’s housing market begin to ease, independent chartered surveying firm DM Hall has prepared a video setting the five steps for a safe survey.
Published 26 June 2020
The sector should be assured that the housing market will return at some point, as it always does, writes Eric Curran.
Published 16 April 2020
Fifteen new homes are set to be created following the sale of a former school in Kirkintilloch to a developer for an undisclosed sum.
Published 27 November 2019
Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home Reports.
Published 16 October 2019
Well-meaning legislation put in place following Grenfell is proving a real challenge for the property/construction industry in practice, writes chartered surveyor Eric Curran.
Published 9 October 2019
A 5.96-acre site within the village of Carfin in Lanarkshire has been sold to Wilson Developments for an undisclosed sum.
Published 12 September 2019
Blog: Home Reports have worked well for 10 years, but surveyors must always be open to opportunities for improvement
Marking a decade since the introduction of Home Reports, Eric Curran highlights issues such as length, categories, valuation price and the importance of being on a lender panel.
Published 13 December 2018
Eric Curran at DM Hall on the changes in the surveyor sector which he has witnessed firsthand over the last 40 years.
Published 26 October 2018
Eric Curran, managing partner of independent chartered surveyors DM Hall, looks at the complex property market influences which can prohibit first time buyers finding a home.
Published 1 August 2018
As the Home Report prepares to turn ten years old this year, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has argued that there is no doubt that it has found its place in the complex world of property transactions.
Published 5 July 2018
Chartered surveyor Kenny McDonald outlines the best time for landlords and tenants to get advice on dilapidations claims.
Published 1 March 2018
Andrew McFarlane discusses the issue of the housing crisis in Scotland and outlines what action has to be taken to rectify the problem.
Published 28 November 2017
Andrew McFarlane makes the case for UK-wide regulation to make sprinklers mandatory in all new build houses.
Published 26 September 2017