RICS calls on Scotland’s property industry to tackle homelessness epidemic

Scotland’s land, property and construction sectors must collaborate more effectively to help end rising homelessness and deliver more affordable homes, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said today.

Published 31 March 2017

House prices in Scotland continue to rise due to lack of supply

A shortage of supply of homes to buy in Scotland has continued to cause affordability challenges, according to a new survey.

Published 9 February 2017

Call for ‘silver sellers’ to be offered downsize incentives to free up homes

Older homeowners looking to downsize should not have to pay the Scottish Government’s Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) on their purchase in a bid to free up homes for younger buyers and re-energise the country’s flagging property market, housing experts have claimed.

Published 24 January 2017

Surveyors expect house prices and rents to continue upward trajectory

House prices in Scotland continued to go up last month with further increases expected over the next three months, surveyors have reported.

Published 19 January 2017

RICS and Bank of Scotland to launch professional training and assessment to support real estate sector

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has worked with Lloyds Banking Group and the Bank of Scotland to establish a real estate lifecycle certification to develop professionals’ understanding of the sector and support the nation’s housebuilders, developers and housing associations navigate often complex issues.

Published 12 January 2017

Clear EU plan can help tackle chronic housing shortage, says RICS

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has praised the Scottish Government for “taking the lead” in providing the reassurance needed to tackle the country’s chronic housing shortage and infrastructure deficit.

Published 21 December 2016

House prices and private rents expected to increase

House sales in Scotland will continue a downward trend into 2017 due to a lack of stock while prices are expected to rise over the next three months, surveyors have suggested.

Published 8 December 2016

Lack of supply ‘driving up’ Scottish house prices

Scottish house prices have maintained their upward projection as the number of new properties on the market continued to fall, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have said.

Published 10 November 2016

Political uncertainty ‘still hampering Scottish construction market’

The Scottish construction sector is experiencing post-EU referendum stagnation as financial constraints and lack of investment continue to weigh on growth, according to a new survey.

Published 20 October 2016

Lack of homes to maintain Scottish house price hikes

The sustained shortage of stock on the market has caused house prices in Scotland to continue to rise with further increases expected, surveyors have said today.

Published 8 September 2016

Surveyors report slowing growth in house prices

Scottish house prices edged up only slightly during July with surveyors predicting homes to decrease in value in the near future.

Published 11 August 2016

Scottish construction growth suffers as housebuilding drops

A drop in private and public housebuilding has contributed to a slowdown in Scottish the construction sector as a whole, according to new research published today.

Published 28 July 2016

House prices rise as dip of supply of new homes continues, says RICS

House prices across Scotland have continued to rise following a sustained dip in the supply of new properties coming on to the market, surveyors have reported today.

Published 14 July 2016

Blog: What the Scottish Housing sector can expect in 2016/17

After winning most seats in the Scottish parliamentary election, but not a majority, the Scottish National Party (SNP) have decided to form a minority administration. Mike Basquill, UK residential associate director at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) estimates what the housing sector in Scotland can expect over the next year.

Published 7 June 2016

Shortage of homes ‘pushing up Scottish house prices’

House prices continued to rise across Scotland last month as supply fell short of demand, according to a report.

Published 11 February 2016