With 11 of the 12 monthly reports from the RICS on the housing market now published it is clear that 2015 has seen a shift in the market. If your property had dipped into negative equity for you then it may have been a good year but many areas including most areas in Edinburgh with primarily ex-council stock, owners will have seen little improvement in their fortunes.

The final report for 2015 will be out in January and it is expected to show, in Scotland at least, that things have slowed again a little but they usually do at this time of year.