Another very successful AgriScot event took place at Ingliston on 21 November. What is always a great opportunity for those seeking commercial and technical answers to the myriad of different questions that arise for farm businesses and advisers, was this year accompanied by regular discussions and conversations that referenced the political firestorm that has been consuming our news feeds in recent weeks.
Movers & Shakers' Build to Rent (BTR) Forum Scotland held in Edinburgh on 11th October, in its 4th year, was the most successful yet. Building on previous Forums, and the accelerated growth we have seen over the last year, the theme for this year's Forum was 'Living with Build to Rent' - reflecting that there are now around 700 BTR homes now being occupied, and close to 5,500 in the pipeline.
Rettie & Co. has partnered with the UK rental market app Canopy to trial RentPassport and DepositFree insurance at our recently launched Harbour Gateway mid-market Build to Rent (BTR) development in Edinburgh. In Scotland, approximately 40 per cent of all households under the age of 35 are in the Private Rental System. In Edinburgh, this statistic is closer to 65%.
Deciding to put your house on the market is an exciting step and takes careful planning and consideration. However, the process is all too often a stressful and frustrating one when things don’t go to plan.
Salamander Place has been selected as a Finalist for ‘Best Partnership in Affordable Housing Delivery‘ in the Homes for Scotland Awards 2013. Following another record number of entries, the shortlist for Homes for Scotland’s 2013 awards has been announced.
In an environment of low New Homes starts and completions, emerging alternative development funding initiatives are providing some good news stories. Working in close conjunction with The Scottish Futures Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and The Scottish Government, Rettie & Co. acted on behalf of Teague Homes and successfully coordinated a transaction which has enabled construction of 145 Affordable Housing properties at Salamander Place, Leith.
Rettie & Co. has been appointed to identify suitable Mid Market Rent investment opportunities, builds on firm’s BTR and MMR expertise.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in the southside of Glasgow.
The countdown to Edinburgh Festival 2018 has begun with first show bookings available online from February and thousands of visitors already looking for short-term accommodation over the summer. We are observing an increasing demand for city-centre properties, so if you are lucky to own one and are looking to rent it out short-term, there is no better time to start thinking ahead to make sure you secure a full month booking.
Applications are now open for our Development Team graduate programme. We are currently recruiting for a graduate to begin and develop their career in our Development team. This is a great opportunity to join our highly experienced Development team that specialises UK and overseas Residential Capital Markets, Development Services, Housing Investment and House Building.
We are delighted to have won an award for the Best Supporting Organisation for the year 2018. It has been awarded by Homes for Scotland, an organisation that recognises and rewards the best in class in housebuilding across Scotland.
Rettie & Co. are pleased to announce the acquisition of the former Surgical Building at the Quartermile development, Edinburgh. The Category A-listed 120,000 sq.ft Surgical Hospital building (known as Q1) has been acquired from Quartermile Developments Limited.
As we previously presented, properties near golf courses have become increasingly sought after especially with The Open Championships just around the corner. And now, there are also new build opportunities located near golf courses for us to share with you. Check out our range of prospects for property development near golf courses and unleash your creative side, designing the home you’ve always dreamed of.
Last week it was announced that the multinational drinks company Diageo had served it’s final round at the Gleneagles Hotel as it handed the reigns over to new owners Ennismore, a private investment company who purchased the institution for £150m.
We are delighted to announce that a number of properties we are currently marketing in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland will be available for open viewings during our Open House Weekend Event between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April 2017.
A ceremony this morning attended by the Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess, marked the completion of the largest National Housing Trust project yet undertaken in Scotland.
Sixty nine new below market rent homes are now available in Dumfries thanks to the National Housing Trust (NHT), an initiative developed by the Scottish Government based on work by Rettie & Co., to increase the supply of affordable homes.
Rettie & Co. is delighted to confirm the appointment of James Durward, one of Scotland’s most experienced and successful estate agents, to further enhance the team at Rettie Bearsden.
As the discussion about tenant agency fees rumbles on, a leading Edinburgh Agent points out that tenants can in fact benefit by paying for a lettings service, however they need to be aware of how to find value for their money.
TIAA Henderson Real Estate (TH Real Estate) has confirmed that investment opportunities for the hotel and residential aspects of its £850m Edinburgh St James development are now being proactively marketed.
Leading Scottish house builder Mactaggart & Mickel Group have concluded the sale of part of their 0.8 hectare (1.98 acres) site at Lochrin Place, to the west of Tollcross, Edinburgh. Part of the site has been sold to Knightsbridge Student Housing Ltd (KSHL) and benefits from Detailed Planning Consent for 240 student bedrooms together with 3 commercial units. KSHL paid over £3m for the site.
A groundbreaking new property initiative is to result in the creation of 380 new homes for rent on the former site of Edinburgh's Fruitmarket.
Rettie & Co. have brought to the market a 196 acre (79 ha) site located in Kinross-shire on the southern aspect of Dochrie Hill with spectacular views to the south across Loch Leven.
Well done again John Curtice. Yet again, we could all have gone to bed at 10pm when the nation’s favourite psephologist correctly called the result before any of the 35 million or so votes were even counted.
Rettie & Co. has advised Moda Living on Scotland’s biggest build to rent deal and one of the biggest post-Brexit housing transactions in the UK.
Rettie & Co.’s Development Services Team had a busy 2014 and have been proudly shortlisted as Finalists in the ‘Best Partnership in Affordable Housing Delivery’ category at the Homes for Scotland Awards being held on Friday 15th May. You can view some of our more notable structured finance, land, development, residential investment, student housing and research & consultancy deals her
Rettie & Co., one of Scotland’s largest independent Estate Agencies announced that Nick Watson and Max Mills are to be promoted to Directors from 1 May 2014.
In Scotland, real house prices, despite the peaks and troughs, have grown by around 2% per annum since 1974.
As a company familiar with the sale of large, high-profile and high-end properties, we expected this one to be no different – an Edinburgh mansion in one of the best locations in Edinburgh.
The new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) comes into force on 1st December 2017, replacing the current system of assured and short assured tenancies. Existing assured and short assured tenancies are unaffected by the changes.
Rettie & Co. are among the vast majority of Scottish agents to list all of its properties on the new major property search portal OnTheMarket.com.
After winning the 'Small Housebuilder of the Year' category at the Scottish Home Awards, S1 Developments have had a highly successful 2012.
As always, the Forum was well attended by agents, solicitors and even government agencies and policy makers, although there were relatively few developers or prospective investors, and the banks were notable by their absence.