Sarah has worked at RICS for 12 years and took up her current role as Director of RICS in Scotland in October 2011. She is a director of the Scottish Building Contract Committee, Safe Deposits Scotland, and the Scottish Government/RICS-sponsored Scottish Arbitration Centre.
Sarah is also a member of the Scottish National House-Building Council, 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 , 23 Jun 2015
Following the publication of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, we comment on the land registry, Scottish Land Commission and Sporting Estates losing their rates exemption.
Sarah Speirs , 29 May 2015
Rural affairs have been high on the Scottish Government’s agenda over the last year – from land and estate management to land agency - and RICS has been heavily involved in the debate.
Sarah Speirs , 27 May 2015
RICS, with a commitment to the land, property and construction sectors, would like to see strong overnmental leadership that grows confidence and supports sustainable economic growth. We believe the Scotland Bill can enable a greater level of leadership through the provision of a coherent range of new powers. RICS welcomes the greater level of responsibility and accountability that the Scottish Parliament will have should the Scotland Bill become an Act.
Sarah Speirs , 05 May 2015
Following the publication of industry figures released by Citylets, RICS has called for a balanced approach to private rented sector reforms.
Sarah Speirs , 20 Apr 2015
Thomas L Inglis, MBE, FRICS, FNIQS, (retired) was lately assistant head, Department of Building and Surveying, Glasgow Caledonian University. Here he details the bicentenary of the Scottish Mode of Measurement.
Sarah Speirs , 16 Apr 2015
RICS UK Residential Market Survey, March 2015: Buyer enquiries and house sales remain steady despite lack of supply.
Sarah Speirs , 09 Apr 2015
The new RICS guidance note Lender's Independent Monitoring Surveyor has been developed by the RICS Joint Commercial Professional Group Board in Scotland with the Association of Property Lenders.
Sarah Speirs , 19 Mar 2015
The Scottish Government will receive additional funding of £31 million in 2015-16 through Barnett consequentials. We would like to see this extra revenue used to support housing, particularly in the self-build market (which now accounts for 10% of all new builds), for small and medium sized businesses, and to provide infrastructure delivery.
Sarah Speirs , 12 Mar 2015
RICS UK Residential Market Survey, February 2015
Sarah Speirs , 26 Feb 2015
We are not convinced that proposals put forward in the recent Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review and the Land Reform Consultation paper can actually achieve what they set out to deliver.
The property market in Scotland frequently defies trends across the UK, and that’s particularly evid...
On Scotland bucks UK property supply trend in May
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