Residential projects and New Gorbals offices shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Awards

New Gorbals Housing Association’s new office development has named among 35 of Scotland’s most impactful construction projects.

Published 25 February 2020

Sales pick up as confidence in housing market translates into activity

Increased optimism from buyers has led to a pick-up in sales activity in the Scottish housing market, according to the January 2020 UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 13 February 2020

Housebuilding and infrastructure expected to drive Scottish construction growth

An uplift in housebuilding and infrastructure spending is expected to boost Scottish construction activity during 2020 after a quieter end to 2019 saw workloads flatten in Q4, according to surveyors.

Published 23 January 2020

Changes to tenement maintenance legislation considered

New measures will be introduced to improve and maintain tenement flats across Scotland.

Published 20 December 2019

Scottish house prices continue to rise

House prices in Scotland continued to rise over the last three months, bucking the trend across other UK regions.

Published 11 October 2019

Dunfermline tenants celebrate SafeDeposits Scotland’s half millionth deposit

A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.

Published 25 September 2019

Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

Brexit impasse hits Scottish housing market, says RICS

The slump in the Scottish housing market looks set to continue as the ongoing Brexit uncertainty takes its toll on buyers, surveyors have warned.

Published 11 April 2019

Brexit uncertainty ‘damaging Scottish housing market’

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that the prolonged uncertainty surrounding Brexit will likely further damage the Scottish housing market.

Published 14 March 2019

RICS: Focus on social housing ‘holding back delivery of homes’

The Scottish Government must explore other avenues for housing development across all tenures if it is to reach its targets for new homes, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned.

Published 17 January 2019

Report calls for overhaul of Scottish tenement maintenance legislation

Regular inspection, ownership associations and sinking funds are required to improve and protect tenement buildings across Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2019

Budget: Government commits £825m towards 50,000 affordable homes target

More than £825 million is to be invested in 2019-20 to deliver on the Scottish Government’s target for 50,000 affordable homes over the course of the Parliament, finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced.

Published 13 December 2018

RICS leaders join sleep out to help end youth homelessness

RICS chief executive, Sean Tompkins, and incoming RICS president, Chris Brooke FRICS, will take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park as part of RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign.

Published 25 October 2018

Housing workloads ‘keeping Scottish construction sector buoyant’

Workloads in the Scottish construction sector continue to rise amid financial constraints and Brexit uncertainties, assisted largely by the buoyant housing sector, surveyors have reported.

Published 18 October 2018

Surveyors expect Scottish house prices to continue to increase due to lack of stock

House prices in Scotland have continued to rise though affordability constraints, a lack of stock, economic uncertainty and interest rate rises appear to be holding back activity, surveyors have suggested.

Published 11 October 2018