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

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