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

Affordability issues raised as house prices continue to increase

House prices in Scotland have been on the rise as supply fails to keep up with continued demand, a new report has found.

Published 12 July 2018

Home Reports ‘continue to prove their worth’ in Scotland

As the Home Report prepares to turn ten years old this year, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has argued that there is no doubt that it has found its place in the complex world of property transactions.

Published 5 July 2018

Idea to tackle homelessness in Glasgow shortlisted for global future cities competition

A proposal to address homelessness in Glasgow by converting car parks into overnight homeless shelters is down to the final five entries for the UK in a global competition run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 29 June 2018

UK judges for global future cities competition announced

The judges for a competition which seeks ideas to help tackle homelessness in Glasgow have been announced.

Published 22 May 2018

Property professionals urged to help young homeless overcome stress of not having a place to call home

Not having a place to call home is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in, and as ‘stress’ is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is urging property firms in Scotland to get behind its campaign to deliver more homes for young homeless people.

Published 16 May 2018

Scottish house prices continue to increase

House prices continue to increase across Scotland, despite a dip in prices across the UK, surveyors have reported.

Published 10 May 2018

Scottish Parliament urged to consider findings from permitted development rights research

A new research report has highlighted the benefits, implications, and losses for public authorities and communities by extending permitted development rights.

Published 2 May 2018

Residential demand flat in Scotland while shortages of homes for sale continues

Lack of supply continues to push up prices in the Scottish housing market and slow down demand, according to the March 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 12 April 2018

Construction workloads in Scotland ‘edge upwards’ as house-building activity rises

A rise in house-building drove an overall marginal increase in construction activity in Scotland during the final quarter of 2017, according to new figures.

Published 1 February 2018

Global competition launched to find best solutions to tackle high levels of homelessness across Glasgow

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.

Published 22 January 2018

Campaign launched to give young homeless Scots a home in winter

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has joined forces with property industry charity LandAid to launch a campaign to deliver more bed spaces for homeless people in Scotland during winter.

Published 19 December 2017

Rent rises and decrease in landlords on horizon for UK private rented sector

The cost of privately renting a home in the UK is set to increase as landlords pull out of the sector in the coming year, surveyors have warned.

Published 14 September 2017

Public housing contributes to decrease in construction workloads

Workloads have slowed across most sectors of the construction industry in Scotland with private commercial and the public housing sectors seeing the most significant easing, surveyors have reported.

Published 20 July 2017