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

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