Home Report Banff
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Banff area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Banff, and wider Aberdeenshire area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Banff
Banff is an idyllic town and former Royal Burgh in Aberdeenshire of roughly 4,100 residents. It is situated on Banff Bay and faces the town of Macduff across the estuary of the River Deveron, with an attractive seven-arch bridge acting as a crossing over the river between the towns.
Historically, Banff was dependent on fishing but was also a centre for local trades like weaving, soapmaking, as well as having some of the most talented silver makers in Scotland. Today, Banff’s local economy is primarily based on leisure and tourism and the former commercial port has been transformed into a marina.
Banff today is also known for its rich history, with the remains of the former Royal Banff Castle in the town, as well some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Scotland which has attracted visitors to the town for hundreds of years, even to present day. It is one of the best persevered ‘oldie’ townscapes in Scotland and has been likened to a mini-Edinburgh. Duff House is widely agreed to be one of Scotland’s finest classical houses designed in 1740 as a seat for the Earls of Fife. It is a Georgian stately home with a range of art and treasures, luxuriously finished rooms, and extensive well-manicured grounds. It attracts thousands of visitors annually. Wrack Woods, just south of Duff House, offer fantastic routes for walkers and ramblers and is a well-known area to spot red squirrels.
Other popular attractions include the pre-reformation medieval market cross, representing the official site of the old town market, and Banff Museum, donated by the wealthy Scottish businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.
In terms of other local amenities and things to do, Banff has the usual array of shops, supermarkets, local businesses, hotels, pubs, etc. However, the town setting offers some other fantastic opportunities like fishing in the River Deveron, which has been noted to have salmon and trout. Indeed, the setting of Banff is one of the best things about it, with sandy beaches and nearby woods for residents to freely explore, literally on their doorsteps.
For the golfer, Banff is a great centre from which to play on the numerous nearby courses. In the immediate vicinity of the town there are two courses: Duff House Royal Golf Club – which is practically in the town – and the Royal Tarlair Golf Club in Macduff but still within easy reach. The Myrus Golf Centre is a nearby driving range close to the town again on the Macduff side of the river. There are roughly eight other courses within an hour’s drive or less of Banff, such as Huntly Golf Club, Turriff Golf Club, Cullen Links Golf Club, and Strathlene Golf Club to name some of them.
As for local schooling, Banff Primary School and Banff Academy cover the town, with children from Macduff Primary School also feeding into Banff Academy.
As of May 2021, property in Banff stood an average value of £143,459. This is a rise of 0.21% in the last three months (since February 2021) and a rise of 6.30% since May 2020.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Banff property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Banff or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in 54 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9AH. We cover all properties across this area including Aberchirder, Banff, Boyndlie, Cairnbulg, Cornhill, Crimond, Cuminestown, Fraserburgh, Fyvie, Gardenstown, Inverallochy, King Edward, Lonmay, Macduff, Maud, Memsie, New Aberlour, New Byth, New Deer, New Pitsligo, Pennan, Pitullie, Portsoy, Rosehearty, St. Combs, Sandhaven, Strichen, Turriff and Whitehills, equating to postcode areas AB42, AB43, AB44, AB45, and AB53. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise, and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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