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 , 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.
Sarah Speirs , 24 Feb 2015
The long-awaited final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published at the end of January by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
Sarah Speirs , 07 Jan 2015
We welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s five-year review of the Home Report, and we will continue to work closely with them to ensure that the recommendations are implemented effectively.
Sarah Speirs , 02 Dec 2014
RICS professional groups embrace the wide range of disciplines covered by chartered surveyors throughout Scotland.
Sarah Speirs , 27 Nov 2014
RICS welcomes the Heads of Agreements outlined by the Smith Commission for providing clarity, reassurance and direction for the Scottish Government following the outcome of the referendum.
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.
I would like to thank Tom for his tireless work as Chairman and we are delighted to welcome Steven T...
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