Housing market to end 2012 on a positive note

The UK housing market should see a slightly stronger end to the year with transaction levels expected to pick up and price falls predicted to slow, says the latest RICS UK housing market survey (9 October 2012) Helped by the prospect of...

Edinburgh property repairs scheme: Plan for major revamp

Edinburgh City Council is proposing a major revamp of its controversial housing repairs system following allegations of bribery, overcharging and unnecessary and poor quality work The Council's long standing system of statutory notices to enforce essential repairs on properties, where owners fail...

Only 5% deposit required under new new-build purchase scheme

The Scottish equivalent of the English "new buy scheme" where a new build house or flat can be purchased with as little as a 5% deposit has now been launched. The MI New Home Scheme is a joint Government/Builder indemnity guarantee scheme...