Scottish residential property market set to re-open ‘with a bang’

The Scottish housing market is set to open today as the country enters phase two of the Scottish government’s route map out of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

Scottish government issues guidance on moving home

New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 24 June 2020

Demand for property rises as Scotland prepares for easing of restrictions

ESPC noted the highest number of viewing requests seen in a single day so far in 2020 after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on 18 June that the restrictions on house moves would be relaxed on 29 June.

Published 23 June 2020

ESPC: How the Scottish property market might move forward after lockdown

ESPC has highlighted how the Scottish property market might move forward after the coronavirus lockdown measures have been eased.

Published 26 May 2020

RICS calls for clarity on Scottish housing market

RICS has called on the Scottish government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be four per cent lower when the market reopens.

Published 14 May 2020

Solicitors note uptick in sales following virtual viewing

Solicitors have reported that some house buyers are choosing to submit an offer after viewing a property virtually.

Published 12 May 2020

Businesses call for Scottish housing market recovery plan

Leading players in Scotland’s property industry have joined forces to demand government action to protect jobs and ensure the nation’s housing market can recover strongly from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 24 April 2020

Scottish housing market ‘poised for two waves of bounceback’

Scotland’s £18 billion housing market will experience two bouncebacks when the country emerges from lockdown, Scottish Building Society chief executive Paul Denton has forecast.

Published 23 April 2020

Strong start to 2020 for property sales impacted by coronavirus outbreak

In the first quarter of 2020, the volume of residential property sales in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders fell by 9.2 per cent. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resultant social distancing measures, the decline in sales volume was concentrated in the last two weeks of March.

Published 6 April 2020

Scottish housing market hits 11-year-high despite Brexit uncertainty

Scottish property sales have risen to their highest level in 11 years as buyers brush aside fears over Brexit.

Published 27 May 2019