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Jennifer Campbell, Head of Rural Estate Agency Baird Lumsden, the rural property specialist arm of DM Hall, has appointed Jennifer Campbell as its new Head of Estate Agency. Jennifer graduated with a first-class honours degree from Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University and has worked in rural and city property sales for many years, providing expertise on all aspects of selling town and country properties. She said: “I am delighted to have joined Baird Lumsden.. I worked previously for a firm of independent property agents in central Scotland, so I am very [...]
Brian Kinnell and Partner Alasdair Seaton DM Hall has recently appointed highly respected and experienced quantity surveyor, Brian Kinnell as Senior Surveyor in Dunfermline. Until recently, he was a director of local private surveying practice Wilkinson & Lowe. Brian has a distinguished career in QS, having joined CR Douglas & Co as an Apprentice in 1982, remaining until 1996 and becoming an Associate. After a spell with Faithful and Gould in Edinburgh, he joined Wilkinson & Lowe in 1998, becoming an Associate in 1999, a Partner in 2000 and a [...]
Partner, Tom Laurie Home reports, now a wholly accepted part of Scotland’s residential property landscape, celebrated their 10th anniversary late last year. But, remarkably enough, there remains a significant degree of ignorance of the fine detail surrounding their required use. Home reports replaced a system in which every buyer who was seriously interested in a single property had to commission a survey, which was money wasted in the event of an unsuccessful offer. These multiple surveys could run into thousands of pounds in a competitive market. So, home reports are [...]
Head of Planning, Paul Houghton As a town and country planner, I have spent the past few years, paradoxically, giving advice to people looking to leave our towns and cities for the countryside. For most, their aim is to live in a sustainable fashion, off-grid as we say, on a few acres of land. Getting back to nature, growing your own food and creating your own energy, has long been an ambition of many a jaded urbanite. But, as the opportunities to harness renewable energy have increased, so too, it [...]
Managing Partner, Eric Curran The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain, and our legislators – quite rightly and commendably – have concentrated their minds on putting in place new rules and regulations which will ensure that such appalling misery is never allowed to occur again. But, as is so often the case, hasty responses are not necessarily the right responses and I am genuinely concerned that an intolerable situation is developing which has the potential to create a whole new set of victims – this time financial ones. The issue stems [...]
An opportunity to acquire an award-winning, bustling café in the centre of the pretty Fife town of Cupar for a price of £180,000 has been made available by DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors. A lease option is also available. Milly’s Kitchen, a very individual, stylish café and a winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, offers 55 covers on the ground and first floor of a traditional mid-terraced building. On a raised level of the ground floor there is a well-equipped, professional kitchen. It [...]