Home Report Buckhaven
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 Buckhaven 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 Buckhaven, and the wider Fife 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 Buckhaven
Buckhaven is a town of roughly 4000 residents on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth between East Wemyss and Methil. Fishing and weaving were once important sectors in the town, until their decline in the 19th century. Coal mining arose as the next big sector, again until its own decline in the 20th century.
Buckhaven today essentially forms a larger conurbation and industrial complex with the towns of Methil, Methilhill and Leven. Traditional industries such as coal mining were replaced in the 20th century with an oil rig construction yard, Diageo and the Fife Energy Park. These industries support many jobs for residents; however, many also commute to nearby Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. The A955/Methilhaven Road allows for easy travel by road to other nearby towns on the coast. The A915 trunk road is within easy reach and allows for onward connections to Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, or in the other direction to St Andrews, or further still towards Dunfermline and Edinburgh. Bus routes serving the town are frequent but there is no railway line. The nearest stations are at Markinch and Kirkcaldy North.
Buckhaven has the usual array of amenities for residents. The town benefits from a position on the fantastic Fife Coastal Path and is a popular pitstop for walkers on the 117-mile-long path, which is a fantastic walking experience stretching from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Tay taking people across a range of wild and urban routes through the various coastal and coal mining towns in Fife, all the way to St. Andrews and beyond. Buckhaven is ideally situated for pleasant walks to Largo Bay and the famous Wemyss Caves, a string of coastal caves which are a nationally important heritage site that attract many visitors. Residents of Buckhaven benefit from Methil and Leven’s various amenities too due to their closeness to the town and on the main road which makes travel quick and easy by car.
In terms of local schooling then, the local primary schools are Buckhaven Primary, Hyndhead School and Denbeath Primary School. The nearby secondary school, Levenmouth Academy, welcomes pupils from the region and also shares a campus with Fife College.
As of January 2023, the average sold price for a property in Buckhaven is £101,926. Though different property types in Buckhaven have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £205,000 for detached properties, £153,000 for semi-detached properties, £112,506 for terraced, and £70,000 for flats. The town is known to be one of Scotland’s most affordable seaside destinations.
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 Buckhaven property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Buckhaven or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Kirkcaldy at 11 Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XN. 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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