Home Report Bathgate
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 Bathgate 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 Bathgate, and wider West Lothian council 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 Bathgate
Bathgate is a town of about 20,000 people in West Lothian, close to Livingston and roughly 18 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. It primarily serves as a commuter town for residents working in Edinburgh and West Lothian, with easy access to the M8 motorway, regular bus services, and Bathgate railway station. Indeed, in recent years it has been named as one of the most appealing commuter towns in Scotland for its location and travel time to Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus, average house prices coming in significantly lower than in the capital. In recent years Bathgate was marked as a designated Business Improvement District and has benefited from investment and improvements within the local community, with more planned in the coming years.
In terms of amenities, Bathgate is well served with independent cafes, shops, and eateries of all kinds. It also boasts a thriving nightlife with plenty of popular pubs and entertainment on tap at Bathgate Cinema, the Regal Theatre or Chalmers entertainment venue. There’s also fantastic fishing opportunities on offer at Ballencrief Fishery, as well as golf at Bathgate Golf Club, which is home to two Ryder Cup Captains. For outdoorsy types, the Bathgate Hills presents fantastic walking and running opportunities. Cairnapple Hill is of particular note, it was used and re-used as a major ritual site over about 4000 years, and in its day would have been comparable to better-known sites like the Standing Stones of Stenness. Cairnpapple Hill has a dominating position in central lowland Scotland with views from Arran in the West to North Berwick Law in the East.
Livingston and its shopping centre and an array of amenities there are close enough for residents of Bathgate to enjoy. The nearby Meadow Park plays host to the annual West Lothian Highland Games too.
As for schooling, the local secondary schools are Bathgate Academy and St Kentigern’s Academy. The primary schools are Balbardie, St Mary’s, Boghall, St Columba’s, Windyknowe and the newer Simpsons Primary.
The average price for property in Bathgate stood at £185,983 in January 2024. Though different property types in Bathgate have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £319,929 for detached properties, £182,968 for semi-detached, £158,701 for terraced, and £116,503 for flats. This average hides a wide range, however, as larger modern family homes, and exceptional examples can easily reach £350,000 to £400,000 or higher.
Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?
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 Bathgate property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Bathgate or other West Lothian localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch located in Livingston at 4 Grampian Court, Beveridge Square, EH54 6QF. We cover all properties located in Bathgate and nearby towns such as Linlithgow and Livingston. This equates to postcode areas EH27, EH28, EH47, EH48, EH49, EH52, EH53, EH54, EH55 and ML7. 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.
- 4 Grampian Court, Beveridge Square, Livingston, EH54 6QF
- Email: Livingston@shepherd.co.uk
- Tel: 01506 416777
- Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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