Hew Edgar

Hew Edgar

Policy Manger (Scotland)


Hew joined RICS in June 2012 as Policy Manager (Scotland). Having graduated with an Honours degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen, Hew has held various policy posts in the UK and Scottish governments, as well as other membership organisations.

Hew leads on RICS in Scotland’s policy development across all priority issues, contributes to projects on UK and Scottish policy to demonstrate and promote RICS’ thought leadership, and works in partnership with members and professional colleagues to take forward projects and develop policy papers.

In his role, Hew provided secretariat support for the RICS UK Housing Commission (2013) and RICS Scottish Housing Commission (2014) and developed an impact assessment on land, property and construction that Scottish Independence would have in advance of the referendum in September 2014.

Articles (3)

  • Tenement maintenance one step closer for Scotland

    Tenement maintenance one step closer for Scotland

    Action on compulsory tenement maintenance in Scotland took a closer step last week as parliament agreed, following a vote on an opposition debate, to review existing legislation and consider the implementation of mandatory tenement health checks.

  • RICS Brexit Position Statements

    RICS Brexit Position Statements

    RICS' goal, as a professional institution, is to deliver healthy and vibrant land and property sectors as a key pillar of a thriving economy.

    There are numerous issues that have arisen during the Brexit debate that could have implications for our sectoral remit.

  • Tenement maintenance: Consensus on issue; difference in approach
    Residential property

    Tenement maintenance: Consensus on issue; difference in approach

    The Scottish Parliament debated tenement maintenance on Tuesday evening (9 January 2018), and whilst there was consensus that action is required to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of dwelling, there was a divergence in approach within the chamber

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