The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called for the Scottish Government to prioritise alternative solutions, including self-build, in order to boost supply and affordability. According to the latest Housing Statistics for Scotland, the Scottish housing market’s chronic undersu
RICS Scotland will hold a parliamentary reception early next year as a working group formed to tackle the quality of Scotland’s tenement buildings prepares to publish its first report. Over the last year, the issue of tenement repair and maintenance has been rising up the Scottish parliamentary ag
2018 Community Benefit award winner Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries The search is on to find Scotland’s standout built projects which are having a significant positive impact on their local communities following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2019, Scotland.
Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords, tenants and other letting agents to quickly report any non-compliance with new regulations governing letting agents in the private rented sector (PRS). The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the new regulati
A team of industry professionals are joining RICS Scotland next week as they walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world famous West Highland Way. The ‘West Highland Way Warriors’ will undertake the challenge over just five days as they raise money for property industry charity Lan
Join a team from RICS Scotland as they walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world famous West Highland Way. The walk will take five days so we will be camping for four nights along the trail at well-established sites.
The Residential category was won by the Countesswells project in Aberdeen Over 25 of Scotland’s most impressive and community beneficial building projects battled it out for top honours at the 2018 RICS awards, where the Countesswells development in Aberdeen won the Residential category.
A new group formed in the wake of a Parliamentary debate on tenement maintenance has called for action to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of residence. The first meeting of the Working Group on maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property highlighted the growing concer
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a global competition calling on young people to come up with new ideas to find the best solutions to help Glasgow tackle its high levels of homelessness. Glasgow, Manchester and London are among 24 global cities chosen for the competit
Greater action to encourage owners to repair and maintain the condition of tenement properties across Scotland, including stairwells, roofs, masonry and external walls, will be debated by MSPs at Holyrood today. SNP MSP Ben Macpherson is calling for the Scottish Government to review current legislat
Derek Mackay A £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 and an increase of £138.9m for the More Homes Programme were amongst the investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.
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. The eagerly awaited Planning (Scotland) Bill follows a wide-ranging consultation earlier
With the Chancellor yesterday announcing a raft of measures aimed at significantly increasing levels of home building and “reviving the British dream of home ownership”, Scotland’s home building industry vowed to continue to hold the Scottish Government to account to ensure those living north