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.
The slump in the Scottish housing market looks set to continue as the ongoing Brexit uncertainty takes its toll on buyers, surveyors have warned. The UK Residential Market Survey March 2019 from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said the market was still subdued in March, a picture t
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that the prolonged uncertainty surrounding Brexit will likely further damage the Scottish housing market. Results from the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, which came as Theresa May’s Brexit deal was thrown out of Parliame
The Scottish Government must explore other avenues for housing development across all tenures if it is to reach its targets for new homes, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned. While describing its 50,000 social homes target by 2021 as “commendable”, the profess
Regular inspection, ownership associations and sinking funds are required to improve and protect tenement buildings across Scotland, according to a new report. The report comes as the issue of tenement repair and maintenance has been rising up the Scottish parliamentary agenda.
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. Presenting his Scottish Budget 2019/20 to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Mr Mackay sa
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. Results of the Q3 2018 UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered
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. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Residential Market Survey for Se
House prices in Scotland have continued to increase and may grow by almost 20% during the next four years, according to two separate reports. The August 2018 Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that a net balance of 7% more chartered surveyors rep
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. Corporate teams and RICS members can now take part in any of the Sleep in the Park events, across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen wit