Blogs



Blog: Buy-to-let pain for long-term gain

By David Alexander, managing director at DJ Alexander Is the buy-to-let landlord a saver or an in ...

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Should an adjudicator disclose knowledge of related cases?

The 2016 case of Beumer revolved around a major construction project at Gatwick Airport and prov ...

Published 9 May 2017

Blog: Investment confidence in Scotland remains strong

GVA’s Stuart Agnew says investor confidence in commercial property in Scotland has been impressi ...

Published 5 May 2017

Blog: Creating ‘oven-ready’ sites can unlock the value in Scottish council land assets

By Conor Leyden, managing director of The LK Group Investing in new homes to help solve the housing ...

Published 4 May 2017

Blog: Five steps to make children’s rights a reality in the Scottish planning system

The Scottish planning system is soon to undergo reform following an independent review. The propos ...

Published 3 May 2017

Blog: Industry deflated over increase in planning fees

Burness Paull’s senior associate Theresa Hunt believes the construction industry will be disappo ...

Published 2 May 2017

Blog: Why the construction industry needs to embrace diversity

Matthew Goff, director of UK operations at Actavo | Building Solutions, explains why having a dive ...

Published 21 April 2017

Blog: Planning regulations in Scotland need to be stirred, not shaken

Richard Slipper of GVA on why Scotland’s new planning system should blend the best of the old wi ...

Published 18 April 2017

Blog: New planning system needs to deliver for developers and local communities

Government relations manager Mandy Catterall gives the Scottish Property Federation’s take on th ...

Published 13 April 2017

Blog: The future of the Scottish planning system

Scotland needs a planning system which nurtures growth and unlocks the potential of our people and p ...

Published 12 April 2017

Blog: Apprenticeship Levy

Ahead of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy which comes into force tomorrow, director o ...

Published 5 April 2017

Blog: Counting my blessings for my career in construction

Assistant quantity surveyor Ashley Dunsmore on being a woman in construction and being on Kier’s ...

Published 31 March 2017

Blog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developers

Many housebuilders and property developers hold an unfortunate perception around the extension of ...

Published 29 March 2017

Blog: Scottish land, planning and finance: addressing the self-build triple threat

The UK’s communities secretary Sajid Javid started the year with a visit to the Netherlands and Ge ...

Published 22 March 2017

Blog: Time to change direction? Collateral Warranties in Scottish construction projects

A client survey by law firm Burness Paull highlights the problems in practice with Collateral Warr ...

Published 14 March 2017