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

Call for Scots construction firms to aid homeless and fight skills shortage

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling on construction firms in Scotland to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.

Published 11 July 2017

University of Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre

The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system.

Published 11 April 2017

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