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

Scottish house prices forecast to increase by 4 per cent in 2016

House prices in Scotland will see an average increase of 4 per cent over the course of next year and 6 per cent across the UK, according to the RICS housing forecast for 2016.

Published 22 December 2015

Scottish construction skills shortage ‘reaching crisis point’

Scotland’s construction industry is facing its greatest skills challenge as workloads continue to outpace availability of skilled professionals, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed.

Published 22 October 2015

Scottish housing policy should refocus towards boosting supply, says RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called on the Scottish Government to switch its housing policy from assisting demand to assisting supply if it is to effectively tackle the housing crisis.

Published 24 September 2015

Blog: Would rent controls really improve the private rented sector?

RICS UK Residential Director Andrew Bulmer on some of the issues and views driving the debate about rent control in the UK's private rented sector.

Published 8 May 2015