Home Report Biggar
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 Biggar 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 Biggar, and the wider South Lanarkshire 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 Biggar
Biggar is a small, affluent, picturesque market town and former burgh in South Lanarkshire of just roughly 2300 residents, near the River Clyde and the Tweed River. The closest larger settlements are Lanark to the north-west and Peebles to the east. The present-day High Street (A702) follows the line of an old Roman road and the town still has much of its medieval road layout intact. Indeed, the town has a rich and varied history that belies its size and present-day location. Today, Biggar is mostly a commuter town for those working in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the wider South Lanarkshire and Scottish Borders regions. It could also be classed as a bit of a tourist town with much to see and do here or in the wider area of southern Scotland.
Biggar punches above its size in terms of amenities with many independent shops, eateries, hotels and the usual assortment of local businesses dotting the town, making it a more interesting place than one might otherwise think for its size. Biggar’s numerous attractions have won a fair few awards, including Best Tourist Town in Scotland, Scotland in Bloom and individual awards to its museums. There is also a unique local “Little Sparta” art garden containing over 270 of famous artist Ian Hamilton Finlay’s musings. There’s also the Biggar Heritage Trail that offers numerous points of interest and important events in the life of the town, with the much information and profiles of the characters connected with the town who helped shape the Biggar we know today. Culter Fell – a nearby hill in the culture hills range – is the highest point in South Lanarkshire at an elevation of 748m though Tinto Hill with an elevation of 711m is the more popular. One of the town’s most unique main attractions is a world-famous Victorian puppet theatre. The town also hosts an annual arts festival, the Biggar Little Festival, every October. Another annual event is the Biggar Bonfire, an ancient custom that takes place on Hogmanay and dates to pagan times.
In terms of transport links, the A702 bisects the town and offers connections on to Edinburgh or down to the M74 and A74. There are regular bus services to Lanark and also to Peebles, with other services running for connections to the wider South Lanarkshire and Borders areas. There is, unfortunately, no dedicated train station for the town, the closest being the nearby Carstairs Junction or another slightly farther away in Lanark.
Biggar has only two schools, one primary, and one secondary aptly named Biggar Primary School and Biggar High School. The secondary school also admits pupils from surrounding small towns and villages.
As of March 2021, the average price for property in Biggar stood at £240,626. This is a rise of 0.42% in the last three months (since December 2020) and a good rise of 7.32% since March 2020. There is currently a limited development of modern homes underway from Story Homes Cumbria and Scotland.
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 Biggar property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Biggar or other South Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Motherwell at 64 Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1TA. We cover all properties across this area including Abington, Allanton, Auchenraith, Biggar, Blackwood, Boghead, Braidwood, Broughton, Brownsbank, Carluke, Carstairs, Cartland, Cleland, Coalburn, Cormiston, Coulter, Crawford, Crawfordjohn, Dolphinston, Douglas Water, Douglas, Dunsyre, Elsrickle, Forth, Hazelbank, Kilncadzow, Kirkmuirhall, Lamington, Lanark, Leadhills, Lesmahagow, Motherwell, New Lanark, Newbigging, Newmains, Pettinain, Ravenstruther, Rigside, Salsburgh, Sandilands, Shotts, Symington, Tweedsmuir, Uddingston, Wanlockhead, Wilsontown, Wishaw, and Yieldshields, equating to postcode areas G71, ML1, ML2, ML7, ML8, ML11, ML12. 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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