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The residential market in Scotland is bubbling away as buyers escape the lockdown straitjacket, but is it also on the point of creating a price bubble?

By Eric Curran There is, I am sure, a more measured and professional way of saying this, and in more normal times I would instinctively reach for it, but the stark fact of the matter is that the residential housing market in Scotland has gone nuts. Hyperbole it may seem to be, but how else to describe the unprecedented numbers of transactions we are seeing, the phenomenal volumes of work, the speed of sales – often in days, rather than weeks – and the hitherto undreamt-of prices being achieved. It is [...]

The residential market in Scotland is bubbling away as buyers escape the lockdown straitjacket, but is it also on the point of creating a price bubble?2020-10-15T13:50:00+00:00

Wednesday Q&A: Rachel McCall, Commercial Valuation & Agency Surveyor

First job: Pony Trekking Instruction over on Islay First car: VW Polo which was sadly named Wolfie! What did the start of your professional life look like: Started on the dark side of surveying, the residential side! I have seen sights which will haunt me for years to come, but it was a fantastic learning experience. Best advice received: You do you (boo) - my life mantra haha! What do you like most about your job: I love how nothing about my role is repetitive, each day is something different and [...]

Wednesday Q&A: Rachel McCall, Commercial Valuation & Agency Surveyor2020-10-14T15:21:17+00:00

Wednesday Q&A: Alan Jeffrey, Property Services Manager

First job: I joined Dunfermline District Council as a Trainee Building Control Officer from school. First car: A 1963 Vauxhall 101 with no seat belts, a 3 speed column gear change, a dip switch for your headlights that you worked with your feet and a bench seat in the front. When you went round a corner your passenger joined you in the driving seat What did the start of your professional life look like: I wanted to be an Architect so being employed to check Architectural work was a pretty good [...]

Wednesday Q&A: Alan Jeffrey, Property Services Manager2020-10-06T14:18:38+00:00

Post-lockdown housing market suggests an escape to the country as people working from home reassess their lifestyle priorities

Property professionals are warning that major changes in the housing market in Scotland are afoot as the Covid-19 pandemic significantly alters the way people think about their working environment and the nature of the work-life balance. The nine-to-five office routine, with a couple of hours of unproductive commute on top each day, is becoming increasingly unattractive and office workers are asking themselves if they actually really need to return to their desks. It is a question which is being posed too, by some of the most astute names in global business, [...]

Post-lockdown housing market suggests an escape to the country as people working from home reassess their lifestyle priorities2020-09-10T15:33:32+00:00

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

DM Hall Chartered Surveyors is pleased to share an Abbreviated Health & Safety Statement (regarding Covid-19) to inform and reassure colleagues or visitors working in our offices. Questions and any specific protocols can be obtained by contacting Compliance Support & Development Manager, Stewart.Ritchie@dmhall.co.uk    

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 20202020-08-21T14:07:50+00:00

DM Hall responds to Covid-19-hit charity sector by extending support for its two leading Scottish health charity partners through until December 2021

Partners at DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, have decided to extend the duration of their funding support for two leading Scottish charities, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) for a further twelve months. The agreement with the firm’s charity partners was put in place in January 2019 and was due to conclude in December 2020. But the ravages of the Covid-19 epidemic and the severe impact it has had on Scotland’s charity sector, both in terms of cash and [...]

DM Hall responds to Covid-19-hit charity sector by extending support for its two leading Scottish health charity partners through until December 20212020-08-19T15:22:13+00:00

Wednesday Q&A: Oliver Lawson, Commercial Agency Surveyor

Name: Oliver Lawson Position: Commercial Agency Surveyor First job: Café assistant at The Watermill Café in Aberfeldy First car: Renault Clio (I stuck a turbo badge on it but it certainly wasn’t a turbo) What did the start of your professional life look like: After completing my degree in Sport Science at Edinburgh Napier University, I worked as a membership sales executive at Virgin Active in Edinburgh’s Omni Centre. I went back to Napier University to study my masters in 2017 and started working at DM Hall in the agency department [...]

Wednesday Q&A: Oliver Lawson, Commercial Agency Surveyor2020-08-19T11:08:25+00:00