RICS Scotland



Social housing tender prices remain largely unchanged for last three quarters

Tender prices for social housing in Scotland fell by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter of 2019 but rose by 4.3% compared with the same period a year earlier, according to new figures.

Published 18 October 2019

RICS: Alternatives required to deliver government housing targets

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called for the Scottish Government to prioritise alternative solutions, including self-build, in order to boost supply and affordability.

Published 27 February 2019

RICS Scotland to host parliamentary reception on tenement maintenance

RICS Scotland will hold a parliamentary reception early next year as a working group formed to tackle the quality of Scotland’s tenement buildings prepares to publish its first report.

Published 28 November 2018

Search to find Scotland’s standout community property projects

The search is on to find Scotland’s standout built projects which are having a significant positive impact on their local communities following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2019, Scotland.

Published 3 October 2018

Landlords and surveyors urge strong enforcement of new letting agent rules

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords, tenants and other letting agents to quickly report any non-compliance with new regulations governing letting agents in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 1 October 2018

West Highland Way Warriors prepare to put best foot forward for LandAid

A team of industry professionals are joining RICS Scotland next week as they walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world famous West Highland Way.

Published 31 August 2018

Walk the West Highland Way with RICS Scotland for LandAid

Join a team from RICS Scotland as they walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world famous West Highland Way.

Published 4 July 2018

Countesswells development named Residential Project of the Year at RICS awards

Over 25 of Scotland’s most impressive and community beneficial building projects battled it out for top honours at the 2018 RICS awards, where the Countesswells development in Aberdeen won the Residential category.

Published 23 April 2018

MSPs and experts set up new Working Group to tackle quality of tenements

A new group formed in the wake of a Parliamentary debate on tenement maintenance has called for action to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of residence.

Published 23 March 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

Calls for more action to improve maintenance of tenement properties

Greater action to encourage owners to repair and maintain the condition of tenement properties across Scotland, including stairwells, roofs, masonry and external walls, will be debated by MSPs at Holyrood today.

Published 9 January 2018

Budget: Housing investment measures welcomed across the sector

A £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 and an increase of £138.9m for the More Homes Programme were amongst the investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.

Published 15 December 2017

Planning Bill published by Scottish Government

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used has been introduced by cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance MSP.

Published 5 December 2017

Builders vow to ensure Scots not left behind following Budget for housing

With the Chancellor yesterday announcing a raft of measures aimed at significantly increasing levels of home building and “reviving the British dream of home ownership”, Scotland’s home building industry vowed to continue to hold the Scottish Government to account to ensure those living north of the border were not left behind.

Published 23 November 2017

Henry McLeish heads new campaign to help influence new Planning Bill

An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill.

Published 26 September 2017