Archive for the ‘Property News’ Category

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 […]

The latest UK House Price Index published by Registers of Scotland (RoS) shows the average price of a property in Scotland in July 2017 was £149,185 – an increase of 4.8 per cent on the previous year and 2.8 per cent up compared to the previous month, while the UK average figure of £226,185 showed […]

House sales in Fife are looking promising, driven in part by the new Queensferry Crossing set to significantly shorten commuting times to Edinburgh. During the second quarter of 2017 property firm Galbraith reported a 35 per cent increase in residential sales in Fife compared with the same period last year. George Lorimer, a partner with Galbraith […]

If Scotland’s population of five million households was condensed into one street, what would it look like? According to new research from Barratt Homes, almost one third of Scots would live in a flat worth on average, £104,108. Barratt’s single street analysis highlights four housing types – terraced, detached, semi-detached and flat/maisonette. Using this model, […]

Registers of Scotland’s latest monthly UK House Price Index shows the average price of a property in May this year was £143,106 – an increase of 3.5 per cent on the same time last year and marginally higher than the previous month, but considerably lower compared to the UK average of £220,713, which was 4.7 per […]

Plans have been submitted for two major infrastructure projects that aim to support the delivery of around 2,000 new homes as part of the proposed £90 million Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, which will also include industrial, business, retail and leisure opportunities. The project, led by Renfrewshire Council as part of the £1.13 billion […]

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