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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

It’s the place to be. Quality of life is the key to dramatic house price rises in Inverness

The news that house prices in Inverness have risen further that in any other part of Scotland over the past 20 years is gratifying, but hardly surprising. The city is, simply, a really lovely place to live. On the doorstep of some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable – countryside which is attracting tourists in their droves – the capital of the Highlands has been transformed over the last couple of decades. When we hear that the average cost of a property in this elegant northern city has, according to [...]

It’s the place to be. Quality of life is the key to dramatic house price rises in Inverness2018-12-18T10:47:37+00:00

New thinking will be required to buck the hard facts about Scotland’s housing market

Recent media commentary from usually well-informed sources have raised the so far unresolved but familiar concerns about the supply of affordable property in Scotland, especially in our major cities, for first time buyers. Typical are the complaints that home ownership is increasingly out of reach, with young people expected to save large deposits to access mortgage finance and the need to make housing more affordable by building more homes of all tenures – for ownership, shared ownership, private rent, mid-market and social rent. The reality, however, is that private developers [...]

New thinking will be required to buck the hard facts about Scotland’s housing market2018-12-18T10:47:38+00:00

On the upswing at last. Industrial sector leads the charge in commercial market activity

The commercial property market in West Central Scotland has picked up recently and, while it would be over-egging the pudding to say it is buoyant, it generally is as upbeat as it has been for a while. Some areas remain sticky and the retail market, for instance, has not lacked bad news – especially in the regions where local high streets have suffered badly. It is a malaise which has spread nationally as shopping habits inexorably change. However, the secondary retail market is becoming more reasonably balanced, with landlords reassessing [...]

On the upswing at last. Industrial sector leads the charge in commercial market activity2018-12-18T10:47:38+00:00

DM Hall’s inaugural Summer Ball raises £40,000 for Alzheimer Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support

Just over £40,000 was raised for two worthy charities by 300 staff, customer, suppliers and friends of DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, at its inaugural Summer Ball held on Friday 22 June 2018 at Edinburgh’s sumptuous Prestonfield House. The Summer Ball was the highlight of DM Hall’s corporate social responsibility calendar, which also saw charitable initiatives throughout the year as well as comedy nights in Scotland’s cities. For both last year and this, the firm’s nominated charities are Alzheimer Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support. [...]

DM Hall’s inaugural Summer Ball raises £40,000 for Alzheimer Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support2018-12-18T10:47:39+00:00

Residential Surveyor. Oban

Oban. Exciting opportunities for qualified residential surveyors to join our established surveying team. We have an exciting role in Oban, and the successful candidate should have the following: • MRICS or equivalent qualification • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Experience in residential surveying At DM Hall, we offer great prospects, a good remuneration package complemented with a fantastic team spirit. If you are looking for a new challenge, contact us in confidence today: eric.curran@dmhall.co.uk Back to careers

Residential Surveyor. Oban2019-01-23T16:44:58+00:00

Summer spectacular for DM Hall after a year of growth, promotions and investment

More than 300 people will gather this weekend (Friday 22 June) for a spectacular occasion which is the culmination of another year of success, growth and transformation at DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading firms of Chartered Surveyors. Partners and staff of the Scotland-wide firm will join solicitors, agents, bankers and communications specialists for the black tie DM Hall Summer Ball at the most glamorous hotel in Edinburgh, Prestonfield House. The night of opulence and grandeur will also have a strong charitable purpose. It is expected to raise thousands of [...]

Summer spectacular for DM Hall after a year of growth, promotions and investment2018-12-18T10:47:40+00:00

DM Hall makes key new appointment in Aberdeen

DM Hall, one of Scotland's leading independent firms of Chartered Surveyors, has once again secured the talents of commercial property expert Stuart Johnston to lead the Commercial Property Team in its busy Aberdeen office. He re-joins as a Partner and will head up the team’s Valuation, Agency and Building Consultancy divisions for the firm’s North Group covering Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands. He said: “I am delighted to have re-joined DM Hall and am looking forward to working with my commercial colleagues to build and develop the business in [...]

DM Hall makes key new appointment in Aberdeen2018-12-18T10:47:40+00:00