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RICS Scotland launches Scottish Housing Commission

RICS Scotland has established a commission to recommend ways of delivering the right homes, in the right tenure, in the right places. A call for written evidence has been issued to assist the Commissioners in their work.

The commission is calling on RICS members and the property sector to submit written evidence of practical examples of initiatives that would help boost the number of available homes – in all tenures – across the country.

The Commission invites suggestions the property profession, the not-for-profit housing sector, investors, developers, stakeholders and public interest bodies.
The breadth of knowledge across all aspects of the sector gives the Commission a unique opportunity to consider housing delivery from a holistic perspective and truly understand how each part of the sector impacts on the other.

Read the call for evidence at:

The commission will use the evidence received to produce a recommendations report for the Scottish Government, political parties, and policy-makers and practitioners across the sector.
Scottish Land & Estates will be submitting evidence to the Commission. Members with views should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 11 November 2013.

The report will be formally launched at the RICS Scotland Residential Conference on 30 January 2014.

The Commissioners

  •  Tom Barclay (Chair) – Chairman, RICS Scotland
  •  Graeme Brown – Director, Shelter Scotland
  •  Iain Connelly – President, RIAS
  •  Philip Hogg – Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland
  •  Prof Duncan Maclennan – Director of the Centre for Housing Research, University of St Andrews
  •  Donna Milton – Managing Director, Arneil Johnston
  •  Bob Reid – Planning Director, Halliday Fraser Munro
  •  Archie Rintoul – Chief Valuer Scotland, Valuation Office Agency
  •  Dr Mark Robertson – Partner, Ryden
  •  Sir Muir Russell – Chairman, NHBC Scottish Committee

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