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  • Scottish Government hosts RICS for Conflict Avoidance discussions
    Dispute resolution

    Scottish Government hosts RICS for Conflict Avoidance discussions

    RICS was invited by the Scottish Government to discuss viable conflict avoidance strategies to help reduce the financial and reputational costs caused by disputes. A range of Scottish public bodies and local authorities were represented at the meeting to learn about conflict avoidance and early intervention, and to contribute to the discussions.

  • Housing crisis: What went wrong?
    Planning & development

    Housing crisis: What went wrong?

    Over the past 40 years, the UK’s housing surplus has become a shortfall. Michael Sander explores the causes of this national crisis and recommends some policy responses.

  • New mortgage Disclosure Form to simplify home buying process
    Residential property

    New mortgage Disclosure Form to simplify home buying process

    We have jointly produced a new residential mortgage Disclosure Form – alongside UK Finance, the Home Builders Federation and Homes for Scotland - for use during residential conveyancing. It aims to simplify the flow of information to all the key parties involved in the purchase of a mortgage, and improve transparency.

  • RICS Brexit position statement on infrastructure

    RICS Brexit position statement on infrastructure

    Membership of the EU provides the UK with access to a number of EU funding streams – notably, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A loss of these funding streams could have negative consequences for infrastructure investment and development.

  • Grenfell Tower update: DCLG recommends further tests
    Residential property

    Grenfell Tower update: DCLG recommends further tests

    In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.