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.
Published 23 January 2020
New measures will be introduced to improve and maintain tenement flats across Scotland.
Published 20 December 2019
House prices in Scotland continued to rise over the last three months, bucking the trend across other UK regions.
Published 11 October 2019
A Dunfermline couple is celebrating after finding out that their tenancy deposit was the 500,000th protected by SafeDeposits Scotland.
Published 25 September 2019
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.
Published 5 June 2019
The slump in the Scottish housing market looks set to continue as the ongoing Brexit uncertainty takes its toll on buyers, surveyors have warned.
Published 11 April 2019
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that the prolonged uncertainty surrounding Brexit will likely further damage the Scottish housing market.
Published 14 March 2019
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.
Published 17 January 2019
Regular inspection, ownership associations and sinking funds are required to improve and protect tenement buildings across Scotland, according to a new report.
Published 16 January 2019
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.
Published 13 December 2018
RICS chief executive, Sean Tompkins, and incoming RICS president, Chris Brooke FRICS, will take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park as part of RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign.
Published 25 October 2018
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.
Published 18 October 2018
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.
Published 11 October 2018
House prices in Scotland have continued to increase and may grow by almost 20% during the next four years, according to two separate reports.
Published 13 September 2018
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.
Published 30 August 2018