RICS



Scottish house prices continued to increase in December

House prices and home sales activity in Scotland continued to rise last month, according to the December Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 14 January 2021

RICS: Strong demand in Scottish housing market slows towards end of year

The very strong demand witnessed in Scotland’s housing market since the summer started to ease back in November as the end of the year nears, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 10 December 2020

RICS: Strong demand continues to drive Scottish housing market

Demand remained strong in Scotland’s housing market last month, according to the October 2020 RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 12 November 2020

Scottish construction workloads fall but surveyors more positive about year ahead

Activity on the Scottish construction sector has fallen for another quarter as businesses grapple with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, workloads have fallen at a reduced rate compared to the previous quarter and expectations for the year ahead have turned positive.

Published 5 November 2020

RICS: Scottish housing market activity remained strong in September

Scotland’s housing market activity remained strong in September, as buyer enquiries and newly agreed sales rose over the month, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Residential Market Survey report.

Published 8 October 2020

RICS: Scottish house prices rise as gardens and green space continue to top shopping list

Enquiries, instructions, prices and sales all continued to rise in Scotland during August, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, as pent up demand and the stamp duty holiday continue to influence the market.

Published 10 September 2020

Surveyors remain cautious despite housing market rebound

The Scottish housing market saw a rebound in interest and activity during July but surveyors remain cautious about the months ahead due to the uncertain economic outlook. 

Published 13 August 2020

RICS reiterates call for new Amberfield land classification

A new land classification of Amberfield would reduce costs for developers and enable SMEs and self/custom builders to generate homes at speed, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 6 August 2020

RICS calls for offices to be converted to housing as commercial sector demand falls

As the global pandemic continues to take its toll, RICS has said the Scottish Government should enable more offices to be converted to housing as commetcial sector demand falls.

Published 30 July 2020

RICS launches new rental evalutation service to help address commercial rent crisis

In response to the growing number of commercial rent disputes, RICS has launched a Commercial Rental Independent Evaluation Service to help landlords and tenants negotiate payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 July 2020

England: Planners and architects react to ‘disgraceful’ extension of permitted development rights

Plans by the UK Government to extend new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings across England without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.

Published 23 July 2020

Surveyors expect government measures to boost housing market

Expectations for activity in the Scottish housing market are improving as more new buyer enquiries are reported by surveyors following lockdown closures.

Published 9 July 2020

RICS: New buyers looking for green spaces as Scottish property market prepares to open

Following the reopening of the housing market in England May 13, the May 2020 RICS Residential Market Survey unsurprisingly saw a slight improvement in the outlook for sales over the coming twelve months across the UK as a whole.

Published 11 June 2020

Hew Edgar: Scottish route map good for construction but housing market fears remain

RICS head of UK government relations and city strategy Hew Edgar urges the Scottish Government to raise more awareness of the six-phase return plan for construction and issue clearer guidance with regard to the housing market.

Published 26 May 2020

RICS calls on Scottish Government for clarity on housing market

RICS has called on the Scottish Government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be 4% lower when the market reopens.

Published 14 May 2020