Nicola Barclay Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.
Hew Edgar RICS Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to reconsider changes to the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill which will remove the initial period from the residential tenancy.
Scottish house prices look set to rise further in the first quarter of 2016 as supply continues to fail to meet demand, according to the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS UK Residential Market Survey, December 2015, has shown rising demand and a slight in
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to launch its manifesto tomorrow which will call for essential changes to Scotland’s property sector. Developed by RICS practitioners, property professionals and industry leaders, Shaping Scotland’s Housing Future aims to inform political pa
Sarah Speirs A Parliamentary committee report which made recommendations aimed at improving the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, has been welcomed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland.
Sarah Speirs Surveyors have called on the Scottish Government to show a similar appetite for housebuilding as Chancellor George Osborne after a survey revealed the lack of stock is continuing to increase the cost of homes in Scotland.
Scotland’s construction industry is facing its greatest skills challenge as workloads continue to outpace availability of skilled professionals, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed. Almost two-thirds of respondents (63 per cent) to the latest RICS UK Constr
Annie Mauger Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called on the Scottish Government to switch its housing policy from assisting demand to assisting supply if it is to effectively tackle the housing crisis. In its annual Residential Policy Paper, the RICS highlighted the success of Help to Buy
(from left) Crawford Beveridge, Petra Biberbach and John Hamilton The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.
Nicola Sturgeon First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his upcoming emergency budget to ensure stability and growth in the Scottish property sector. The organisation said the general election painted a clear picture of the Scottish political la
Sarah Speirs House prices in Scotland rose in April ahead of the General Election with 31 per cent more surveyors reporting house price increases, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.