RICS: Construction growth placing new pressure on labour and supply chains

The construction supply chain struggled to keep up with increasing new housing and infrastructure across the UK during the second quarter of the year, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 5 August 2021

RICS launches new global land measurement guidance

New guidance on the measurement of land for development projects such as new housing and commercial development has been published today by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Published 25 May 2021

RICS: Sellers in Scotland put off listing homes on market due to Covid restrictions

Current lockdown restrictions saw house sellers in Scotland holding off putting their homes up for sale, according to the February 2021 UK Residential Market Survey from RICS.

Published 11 March 2021

FMB and RICS issue Budget plea for VAT cut on home repairs

A VAT cut on home improvement works from 20% to 5% for a temporary five year period would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 1 March 2021

RICS: Scottish house prices still rising despite homebuyers staying away due to lockdown

The Scottish housing market began 2021 on a weaker footing, despite the sector being allowed to remain open during the current lockdown, with Scottish surveyors reporting activity lower than in December, according to the January 2021 Residential Market Survey from RICS.

Published 11 February 2021

Public housing and infrastructure help ease Scottish construction decline

Workloads in Scottish construction fell at a reduced rate at the end of last year compared to the previous two quarters, assisted by a rise in public housing and infrastructure workloads, according to the RICS Construction and Infrastructure Monitor, Q4 2020.

Published 4 February 2021

RICS notes continued office and retail troubles amidst industrial strength

Activity across the Scottish commercial property sector ended a tumultuous year with industrial demand strengthening while retail and office vacancy rates rose at the strong rates in over a decade, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 28 January 2021

RICS: Strong demand in Scottish housing market slows towards end of year

The very strong demand witnessed in Scotland’s housing market since the summer started to ease back in November as the end of the year nears, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 10 December 2020

RICS: Strong demand continues to drive Scottish housing market

Demand remained strong in Scotland’s housing market last month, according to the October 2020 RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 12 November 2020

Scottish construction workloads fall but surveyors more positive about year ahead

Activity on the Scottish construction sector has fallen for another quarter as businesses grapple with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, workloads have fallen at a reduced rate compared to the previous quarter and expectations for the year ahead have turned positive.

Published 5 November 2020

RICS: Demand for retail and office property in Scotland continues to fall

Demand from occupiers and investors for office and retail property in Scotland continued to fall sharply in the third quarter of the year, but there are at least signs that the industrial sector is stablising, according to the Q3 2020 Commercial Property Survey from RICS.

Published 29 October 2020

RICS: Scottish house prices rise as gardens and green space continue to top shopping list

Enquiries, instructions, prices and sales all continued to rise in Scotland during August, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, as pent up demand and the stamp duty holiday continue to influence the market.

Published 10 September 2020

Programme for Government: Praise for commitment to increased infrastructure investment

The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.

Published 2 September 2020

RICS unveils Richard Burnett as new Scottish chair

RICS has announced Richard Burnett FRICS, director at Montana Management, as the new chair of the RICS Scotland board.

Published 19 August 2020

Surveyors remain cautious despite housing market rebound

The Scottish housing market saw a rebound in interest and activity during July but surveyors remain cautious about the months ahead due to the uncertain economic outlook. 

Published 13 August 2020