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

Scottish housing prices to continue upwards trajectory, reports suggest

House prices in Scotland have continued to increase and may grow by almost 20% during the next four years, according to two separate reports.

Published 13 September 2018

RICS joins Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help fight youth homelessness in Scotland

RICS, as part of its Pledge 150 campaign, has joined forces with Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help reduce homelessness among young people in Scotland.

Published 30 August 2018

Rents to continue to rise as supply of new property drops again

The continued reduction of new rented property across Scotland could see rents increase 15% by 2023, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 9 August 2018

Building consultancy Trident takes to the road to tackle youth homelessness

It’s not quite 500 miles, but Trident Building Consultancy is walking 150 miles to help end youth homelessness.

Published 27 July 2018

Scottish construction market ‘flat’ but longer-term outlook ‘remains positive’

Financial constraints have been reported to be the most significant impediment to building activity as construction workloads slowed in Scotland over the last quarter, a new survey has found.

Published 26 July 2018