In response to the growing number of commercial rent disputes, RICS has launched a Commercial Rental Independent Evaluation Service to help landlords and tenants negotiate payments during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is designed to ensure a clear, balanced dialogue between la
Plans by the UK Government to extend new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings across England without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
Expectations for activity in the Scottish housing market are improving as more new buyer enquiries are reported by surveyors following lockdown closures.
Following the reopening of the housing market in England May 13, the May 2020 RICS Residential Market Survey unsurprisingly saw a slight improvement in the outlook for sales over the coming twelve months across the UK as a whole.
RICS head of UK government relations and city strategy Hew Edgar urges the Scottish Government to raise more awareness of the six-phase return plan for construction and issue clearer guidance with regard to the housing market. The Scottish Government should be commended for its clear messaging on he
RICS has called on the Scottish Government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be 4% lower when the market reopens.
Market confidence in Scotland’s construction sector has fallen sharply with workloads, profit margins and employment anticipated to fall over the coming twelve months.
Whilst Scottish surveyors were upbeat about the outlook for the housing market before last month, it is now clear that the current lockdown situation will have a significant impact for the rest of the year, according to the March 2020 Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Char
New Gorbals Housing Association’s new office development has named among 35 of Scotland’s most impactful construction projects.
Increased optimism from buyers has led to a pick-up in sales activity in the Scottish housing market, according to the January 2020 UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
An uplift in housebuilding and infrastructure spending is expected to boost Scottish construction activity during 2020 after a quieter end to 2019 saw workloads flatten in Q4, according to surveyors.
New measures will be introduced to improve and maintain tenement flats across Scotland.
House prices in Scotland continued to rise over the last three months, bucking the trend across other UK regions.
A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland. Carla Dow, 24, and Craig Taylor, 23, who recently moved into their first home together, were shocked to find out their deposit was the half-millionth registered with
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.