Sarah has worked at RICS for 12 years and has held various positions, starting off in Professional Groups; Head of RICS Scotland Public Policy; Head of Scotland’s PR and Comms; Deputy Director; and a one-year stint (a seconded post) as the Head of UK Member Communications working in the UK External Affairs team. She took up her current role as Director of RICS Scotland in October 2011. As part of her role, she is a Director of the Scottish Building Contract Committee Ltd (SBCC); a Director of the TDS Scheme Safe Deposits Scotland; a Council member of the Scottish National House-Building Council and a Director of the Scottish Government/RICS Scotland sponsored Scottish Arbitration Centre. She is also a judge on the Scottish Home Awards and the Herald Property Awards and a former Council member of the National Trust for Scotland.
Sarah Speirs , 26 Jun 2014
While further regulation of the private rented sector is to be welcomed, we believe full regulation would be the most effective way to raise professional standards in the sector.
Sarah Speirs , 25 Sep 2014
Our new Scottish headquarters were officially opened today by Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay, MSP.
Sarah Speirs , 13 Oct 2014
We are pleased to see that there is a suitable quantity of rate bands announced for the incoming Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) regime. This should allow for a more equitable distribution of the tax burden across the country. We should also see the removal, or at least a reduction, of the clustering of house sale prices in the vicinity of the rate bands currently witnessed in the Stamp Duty Land Tax regime.
Sarah Speirs , 20 Jun 2014
RICS Scotland welcomes the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group’s interim report announced today by Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead MSP.
Sarah Speirs , 07 Mar 2014
RICS Pre-Budget Statement 2014
Sarah Speirs , 19 Mar 2014
We call on the Scottish Government to provide more opportunities and assistance for indigenous small businesses.
RICS President, Michael Newey FRICS, visited Scotland this week as part of a tour demonstrating the work of RICS and its members across the country.
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