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Don’t get caught out with new fire detection regulations in Scotland!

Everyone has been talking this week about the new laws which will require all homes in Scotland to have interconnected ceiling mounted smoke and heat detectors and, where applicable, Co2 detectors with a 10-year age limit. Initially a deadline was set by Scottish Government to have all in place by Spring 2021 and many of […]

An early Autumn update on the market

The Farmers Weekly asked us questions about how we saw the property market, so we thought we’d share our responses here too: What is the market like generally? It is doing well, with much the same market factors being material; land quality, acreage, quality of fixed equipment, land values in Scotland compared to the rest […]

Room to grow in rural rental market

mid lodge to let

While there is currently reduced activity on the open market in Scotland, all the signs indicate a speedy bounce back now current restrictions are easing. Davidson & Robertson is progressing several new instructions, bringing to market a range of residential properties to let across Scotland, adopting new practices such as video tours and virtual viewings […]

July property update – increasing activity

wester aldie farm

Reshaping lifestyle property market showing positive signs As lockdown eases, Rural Surveyors Davidson & Robertson has already seen increased activity in the property market – both for sales and lettings. It’s still early days to prove the theory that lifestyle property will be in greater demand, but current signs are promising. Life during lockdown: coping […]

Lockdown house hunting reveals top ten lifestyle locations

Overgates Farmhouse

Life in lockdown reveals almost 25% are thinking of moving in the next couple of years Working from home without the stress of a commute and time to surf the internet has revealed that almost 25% of people are thinking of moving in the next two years – with a top ten wish list that […]

Lifestyles property demand in top locations

Cumbria property

Lifestyle properties in the Lakes and Northern England in demand after lockdown According to a recent survey from online mortgage broker Trussle, nearly a quarter of UK adults are considering relocating in the next couple of years.  As house hunting became a top lockdown pastime, the Lake District has been named as one of top […]

A66 road improvements get green light – how will it affect property?

Chris Edmunds Rural Surveyor A66 Road improvement

A66 road improvements get the green light but how will it affect my land? Engage & act early. Mitigate impacts. Be prepared. The recent confirmation that the A66 is to be improved in places between Scotch Corner and Penrith comes after many years looking at this scheme. The proposed improvements are set to transform the […]

Rural property trends & forecasts

Davidson and Robertson lifestyle property for sale

Lockdown changes to work/life balance help reshape lifestyle property market The lifestyle property market could be set for change as more people realise they can work from home. The lockdown, aided by the digital age and ‘time on your hands’ has led some to reconsider their lifestyle and future property ambitions, cutting out the commute […]

Tenants urged to act as Amnesty deadline extended

Tenant Amnesty: Updated headlines 14-5-20: Scottish Government confirmed a six-month extension to the Tenants Amnesty. Don’t let the grass grow – it’s time to act quickly Tenant farmers who have yet to notify their landlords of any improvements on their farms were set to lose out on compensation claims when their tenancy comes to an […]

Utilities – working to protect your interests

Utilities – working to protect your interests    When faced with utility companies needing to work on your land –  your agent’s costs are usually covered by the utility company. This means you have access to professional advice at an early stage, which can help reduce the hassle and stress when works are needed and […]