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We are committed to being a leading and influential voice in the property landscape in Scotland. Within this section you will find latest news and updates from our experts on a wide range of subjects.

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Exception reporting: when is it unnecessary to provide a Home Report?

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 [...]

Fancy Living Off-Grid? Some issues to consider

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 [...]

Why getting cladding right must not cause property blight

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 [...]

DM Hall and ASSC Partnership Deal

Leading Scottish firm of chartered surveyors DM Hall has entered into a three-year partnering agreement with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) to be its preferred and promoted property services and advice provider. Founded in 1978, the ASSC is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes [...]