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Valuations must eventually reflect the remarkable surge in the leisure and hospitality property sector

In terms of macroeconomic mood music, it is tempting at the moment to put your hands over your ears. Scotland faces political instability at home, in the wider UK and in Europe and the economic outlook still fails to inspire confidence. However, to lighten the gloom, it is worth taking into account a remarkable surge in the performance of the leisure and hospitality sector. It is heartening across the country, but north of the Highland Fault Line, it has been something of a gold rush. The last time there was [...]

Valuations must eventually reflect the remarkable surge in the leisure and hospitality property sector2018-12-18T10:47:35+00:00

40 years under the floorboards. The life and times of a dedicated Chartered Surveyor

It is a sobering thought that 40 years have slipped by since I first ran a tape measure across the inside of a house and popped my head under the floorboards. 1978. What a year. The Smurfs appeared on TV for the first time, Christopher Reeves flew as Superman and Rod Stewart asked: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? Scotland did not win the World Cup. None of that, I have to say, impinged greatly on my consciousness as I stood in the offices of DM Hall for the first time [...]

40 years under the floorboards. The life and times of a dedicated Chartered Surveyor2018-12-18T10:47:35+00:00

Commercial Valuation Surveyor. Inverness

Inverness - Highlands & Moray. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Surveyor to join our North commercial Team, covering the Highlands & Moray region. With two established offices in Inverness and Elgin, we are seeking an ambitious surveyor to develop the existing commercial footprint in the region, with the ability to grow a team as workflows develop. The successful candidate would be based in the Highland capital, Inverness – considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and frequently placed in the top five [...]

Commercial Valuation Surveyor. Inverness2018-12-18T10:47:35+00:00

Beware of too-good-to-be-true Home Report scams on the internet top surveyor warns Scots’ house sellers

A warning to people selling their homes to beware of internet-based scams offering cut-price Home Reports has been sounded by Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors. Home Reports are required by law by anyone selling their home in Scotland. The price of a Home Report, which should be prepared by an established and reputable firm of chartered surveyors, starts at around £300 plus VAT. Its purpose is to provide potential purchasers with all the relevant information they need if they [...]

Beware of too-good-to-be-true Home Report scams on the internet top surveyor warns Scots’ house sellers2018-12-18T10:47:36+00:00

Investment in IT, premises and graduate surveyor talent sees turnover and profit up in 2017 as DM Hall plans for future growth

DM Hall saw an increase in both turnover and profits in the year to December 2017 which sets the scene for significant growth. Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, said: “In 2017 we saw significant investment in the future: in our IT capability, a series of office re-locations to modernised premises and, as ever, the recruitment of new, young graduate surveyor talent to our ranks. We are witnessing also satisfactory and highly encouraging returns from our investment in non-core activities including property searches.” The Annual Report records that “economic [...]

Investment in IT, premises and graduate surveyor talent sees turnover and profit up in 2017 as DM Hall plans for future growth2018-12-18T10:47:36+00:00

DM Hall hires highly-experienced Building Surveyor, Kevin Reid, to boost its client offering in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland

DM Hall has recruited seasoned Building Surveyor, Kevin Reid, who will join the firm’s Aberdeen office as an Associate in early September. Kevin established his own private practice in 2007 and has serviced a broad range of clients in both Commercial and Domestic or Residential sectors. He has worked on a variety of instructions / projects for client companies including, Halliburton, First ScotRail, Hammerson, ASCo, as well as a range of smaller local clients including shop owners, engineering works, HMO landlord and a large number of private clients. Head of [...]

DM Hall hires highly-experienced Building Surveyor, Kevin Reid, to boost its client offering in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland2018-12-18T10:47:36+00:00

Cairnrobin Commercial Park cements relationship with building materials supplier Keyline

DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has secured the presence of leading UK-wide building materials business, Keyline, an arm of the Travis Perkins group, at Cairnrobin Commercial Park, Aberdeen. Keyline have relocated from their Miller Street depot in Aberdeen to the purpose built 2 acre site which they have leased for an initial 10 year term. Keyline complements the existing tenant mix of trade occupiers including, Nationwide Platforms, HSS Hire, AT-PAC and West End Glazing. Cairnrobin Commercial Park is strategically located 5 miles south of [...]

Cairnrobin Commercial Park cements relationship with building materials supplier Keyline2018-12-18T10:47:36+00:00

Two promotions to director and one to associate at DM Hall for three East of Scotland residential surveyors

DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has promoted Eric Andrew and Nick Hancock, two Edinburgh-based residential surveyors, currently associates in the firm, to director. Jonathan Hunter, a residential surveyor in DM Hall’s Musselburgh office has been promoted to Associate. Eric Andrew, who was elected a professional associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1996, and has been promoted from Associate, has worked in the Edinburgh Residential office since 1999. He has extensive experience in the local market and specialises in residential valuation [...]

Two promotions to director and one to associate at DM Hall for three East of Scotland residential surveyors2018-12-18T10:47:37+00:00

DM Hall rural surveyors to compete in the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2018

Rural Partner Donald Yellowley and graduate surveyor Duncan Clow are teaming up with NFUM Stirling to take part in next week's RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2018. This is certainly a challenge - it involves a 46km mountain bike ride, 6km kayak, 18km walk and 17km run! Funds will be raised for RSABI - a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst those who have depended on the land for their livelihoods. Best of luck and we look forward to seeing the pics once you have [...]

DM Hall rural surveyors to compete in the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 20182018-12-18T10:47:37+00:00

DM Hall goes for gender balance in recruiting nine new graduate surveyors

DM Hall has recruited nine new graduate surveyors for nine of its offices throughout Scotland. The group, five women and four men, will focus mainly on residential property surveying with one dedicated to the commercial property sector. They are: Hannah Sime, who will operate from the firm’s Kirkcaldy office; William Humphries, Oban; Amelia Rogers, Aberdeen; Leanne Saunders, Dunfermline; Margaret McDowall, Hamilton; Graham Wilson, Musselburgh; Jack Chinery, Dundee; Vanessa Harris, Cumbernauld, and Oliver Lawson, Edinburgh Commercial. DM Hall’s Senior Partner, John Albiston, said: “We are a highly progressive professional firm seeking [...]

DM Hall goes for gender balance in recruiting nine new graduate surveyors2018-12-18T10:47:37+00:00