Rics Scotland

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An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill. The Scottish Alliance for People and Places, which includes COSLA and the Scottish Federation of Housing As

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Benny Higgins A Scottish National Investment Bank will be established to take a “new approach” on capital investment, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday.

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MSPs have taken evidence from construction professionals on whether the current building regulations in Scotland are operating effectively. During a meeting at the Scottish Parliament, the local government and communities committee discussed if there are widespread problems with new-build homes, if

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Hew Edgar discusses a Tenement Health Check policy proposal published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (RICS Scotland). Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building co

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Hew Edgar Prior to the highly anticipated Planning Bill White Paper, RICS in Scotland has worked with ICE and RTPI to devise five shared priorities for planning in Scotland, writes Hew Edgar.

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Alan Ferguson The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a comprehensive programme for the Scottish Government including early action to prepare for new social security powers and delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the parliament. In a speech to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Ms Sturgeon said the next five yea

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Scottish house prices are expected to increase over the next three months, according to surveyors. The latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found a net balance of 26 per cent more chartered surveyors expect house prices to continue to drifting upw

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Panellists during the hustings (from left) Jim Eadie, Scottish National Party; Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green Party; Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrats; Alex Johnston, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Ken Macintosh, Scottish Labour Party CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of

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