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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has today announced the appointment of Martin Samworth FRICS to chair the new RICS board effective immediately. Martin has experience in real estate and the built environment spanning nearly 40 years, working in the UK and in broad international ro

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The Scottish housing market continues to weaken, with last month bringing another decrease in buyer demand and agreed sales, according to the October 2022 RICS Residential Market Survey. Prices though were still increasing according to respondents. Demand for residential property fell for the sixth

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The built environment’s leading professional bodies have joined forces to align the data standards that are used to manage costing, carbon and building and facilities maintenance, in a bid to clear up confusion and shift the digital focus from new build to whole life building performance. In w

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The Scottish housing market outlook remains challenging amid a September fall in market activity, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. A concern highlighted by respondents is on the impact of new Scottish Government initiatives will have on the supply of rental properties, pote

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Homebuyer enquires in Scotland fell again during August as wider economic challenges impacted further on market conditions, the RICS Residential Market Survey revealed today. The latest results show that house prices in Scotland continued to rise, albeit at a less firm rate, but enquires, sales and

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New research from RICS and YouGov has revealed that consumers are now concerned about paying for the cost of living above upgrading their homes. Retrofitting has obvious benefits, such as being able to maintain a constant temperature in the home, as well as increasing the desirability of your proper

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Demand for residential housing in Scotland continues to ease, but the lack of supply is still driving house prices up, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. In July, a net balance of respondents reported a decrease in new buyer enquiries;

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In a move towards ensuring the built environment is more representative of the society it serves, six leading membership bodies have launched a 45-point action plan to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive sector. The action plan has been developed by a dedicated working group, with represe

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