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Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
Hew Edgar, 14 Aug 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to ensure that 100 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband by 2021. But is there a way to maximise this pledge in conjunction with the planning system?
Hew Edgar, 20 Jul 2017
With the Scottish Planning Review nearing completion, we believe that the provisions of Scotland’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) legislation is, in many places, antiquated and fragmented, and is in need of significant reform, if not a full-scale overhaul.
13 Jul 2017
Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.
Hew Edgar, 22 Dec 2016
Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building condition surveys, with an objective to tackle poor maintenance in residential properties with common parts.
Hew Edgar, 19 May 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have published a manifesto which places a heavy emphasis on housing, promising to build 100,000 over the next five years, and provides a plethora of pledges to help reach this ambitious target.
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.
Hew Edgar, 29 May 2017
The Scottish Green Party (SGP) has published a concise 15-page manifesto outlining key UK priorities with a focus on the greening of national policy, an alternate UK tax framework, and housing. Fielding just three candidates in Scotland, the SGP has concentrated its campaign target areas, and the same strategy appears to have been applied to their manifesto pledges.
Hew Edgar, 23 May 2017
Scottish Labour has launched an election manifesto which emphasises unity, and opposition to a second referendum on Scottish independence and a “hard Brexit”.
Hew Edgar, 30 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has published a manifesto that focuses on Brexit and the party’s track record, with their pledges resoundingly placing people over land and property.
Gail Hunter, 23 Aug 2017
We welcome the publication of the Barclay Review of business rates as “a welcome addition to the debate” surrounding Scotland’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
10 Jul 2017
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.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
18 Sep 2015
2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.
27 Jul 2017
Occupier demand is declining in the office and retail sectors of the UK commercial property market, but conditions in the industrial segment remain firm, according to the Q2 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
27 Jun 2017
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland has appointed Peter Haggarty FRICS as its new chairman.
Our Edinburgh office has become the first workplace in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Fairplace Award®.
Kim Bailey, 21 Mar 2017
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Gail Hunter, 13 Mar 2017
In today's announcement, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to seek a second independence referendum.
05 May 2017
With the current environment of political uncertainty it is important to understand the opportunities, risks and challenges facing the commercial property market in Scotland.
27 Apr 2017
Glasgow’s £35 million Kelvin Hall Refurbishment claims Scotland's overall ‘Project of the Year’ title, as well as the top Tourism & Leisure accolade at the 2017 RICS Awards, Scotland.
22 Mar 2017
A new mandatory code of practice for chartered surveyors who support clients through the business rates appeals process aims to bring clarity for the sector following the upheaval created by recent business rates revaluations.
23 Feb 2017
Channel 4 has today announced the commission of an exciting new series, 'Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year', from Chocolate Media. The series features projects entered into the RICS Awards and the series will be made in collaboration with RICS, who will judge the projects. The first episode will air on Thursday 23 March at 8pm.
12 Apr 2017
Britain’s beloved historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of our best-known national treasures, warns a RICS and YouGov survey.
12 May 2016
Lack of supply will continue to push up UK house prices despite short term uncertainty according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
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