Home Report Bothwell
When it comes to selling a property in Scotland a home report is required by law. A home report that is expertly compiled by an experienced team of Chartered Surveyors can prove to be a vital component in the overall process of selling a property. Inaccurate home reports can cost sellers thousands of pounds. They are there to give buyers and sellers alike peace of mind on of all the details of the property – big and small – ahead of advanced stages of the transaction. Doing so ensures there are no nasty surprises in store and that everything has been accounted for.
With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area, the market, and residential properties are essential criteria. Should you be selling in the affluent suburb of Bothwell, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is best placed to help.
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 Bothwell, 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 Bothwell
The affluent Glasgow suburb of Bothwell presents a particular allure to any potential buyer, so much so, that over the years many a local celebrity and Old-Firm footballer have called it home. A conservation village just nine miles from Glasgow city centre, it has a population of roughly 6,500 residents and lies on the north bank of the River Clyde, adjacent to Uddingston and Hamilton. With above-average property prices, Bothwell has earned its reputation as one of Glasgow’s most prosperous satellites. Indeed in 2019, “Earls Gate” which overlooks Bothwell Castle was named Greater Glasgow’s most expensive street, with an average price tag of £1,125,000.
Bothwell is an ancient and historically small settlement, with quite a rich history despite itself. Bothwell Castle, the town’s large 13th-century medieval castle, played a key role in Scotland’s Wars of Independence, and, on the other side of the town, Bothwell Bridge, was the scene of a major battle between Royalists and Covenanters in 1679. As time progressed and prominent industries began to emerge into the industrial revolution, Bothwell was seen as a healthier place to live by rich merchants who in turn began to build many houses. Bothwell was particularly appealing as it was easily reachable by coach being on the main Glasgow to Carlisle route.
Fast forward to today and the town has seen a significant increase in population due to the development of new-build housing estates. The town has no active train station, but Uddingston station is situated just one mile away, with Blantyre being the next closest, and the M74 is within easy reach for journeys to Glasgow, Edinburgh and farther afield. The town has several regular bus services running too to Glasgow and Motherwell.
In terms of amenities, Bothwell has a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from. Its shopping facilities include specialist, designer and craft shops as well as some usual high street names. The rich countryside around Bothwell and along the banks of the Clyde provides excellent walking opportunities. The town golf club – Bothwell Castle Golf Club – has a reputable standing and was officially opened in 1923.
For schooling, the town is served by two primary schools: Bothwell Primary School and St Bride’s Primary school. Both schools come under the catchment area for the nearby Uddingston Grammar high school.
Bothwell has an excellent selection of housing types. Luxurious modern family homes and fantastic examples of red and white Georgian and Victorian sandstone villas are available throughout the town. As of August 2020, property in Bothwell stood at £317,838. This is a rise of 1.49% in the last three months (since June 2020) and fall of 0.82% since August 2019. However, this average hides quite a range, and it is not uncommon for larger detached sandstone properties to sell for £750,000 to well over a million. Likewise, larger, modern family homes regularly sell anywhere between the £500,000 and £750,000 range, with some achieving even higher selling prices depending on the area and finish or additions.
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 Bothwell and South Lanarkshire property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Bothwell, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located nearby in Hamilton. 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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