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The monthly UK House Price Index from Registers of Scotland (RoS) shows the average home price in November was £145,992, a 3.6 per cent increase on the same month the previous year and 1.1 per cent up compared to the previous month. Sales volumes decreased 2.5 per cent year-on-year in September 2017 in the context of […]

What will the 2018 housing market bring for buyers and sellers? The housing market has been sending out some mixed messages recently – on the one hand there’s talk of consumers being reluctant to make big decisions amid wider economic uncertainty and a squeeze on their living costs, but on the other hand, house prices […]

The most recent publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average property price in Scotland in October 2017 was £143,544 – an increase of 2.8 per cent on October in the previous year and a decrease of 0.7 per cent compared to the previous month. In North Ayrshire there […]

The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in August 2017 was £146,354 – an increase of 3.9 per cent on August in the previous year and a decrease of 0.7 per cent when compared to the previous month. The city […]

The residential lettings market in rural areas of Scotland, including Fife, is driven by demand for premium property, especially houses with paddocks, stables or equestrian facilities, finds property consultancy Galbraith. Geoff Laird-Portch, who manages residential lettings for Galbraith in Fife, Aberdeenshire and Angus, said: “There is huge demand and very rapid turnover for properties which […]

New laws are set to come into force on December 1, 2017 that will impact landlords and tenants with the introduction of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. It aims to provide increased clarity and security for both landlords and tenants, with appropriate safeguards for lenders and investors. Applicable to all new tenancies beginning […]

The latest UK House Price Index from Registers of Scotland reveals the average price of a property in Scotland in August this year was £146,354 – up 3.9 per cent on the same time in 2016. Sales volumes have also continued to rise, while sale in England have decreased by 11 per cent year-on-year. The […]

The Scottish Government has launched a Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to boost new investment in private rented housing. The first of its kind in the UK and developed in consultation with the sector, the scheme will reduce some of the risk investors associate with the emerging build-to-let market – and has the potential to […]

Glasgow southsiders can finally see the masterplan for the former Victoria Infirmary site at Langside. Following a lengthy community consultation period, plans developed by Glasgow-based Collective Architecture on behalf of Sanctuary Homes, have now been submitted, along with planning and listed building applications, to create 413 new flats with additional offices and retail units, on […]

The Scottish Government has launched a new Challenge Fund of £90,000 to support a range of pilot projects intended to assist those looking to fund a self or custom build project. No cap has been set on the awards available, which will be judged on a case-by-case basis. “Good quality, inspirational housing can have an impact […]

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