Home Report Cambuslang
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 Cambuslang 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 Cambuslang, and 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 Cambuslang
The town of Cambuslang, just south of the River Clyde, sits roughly six miles to the south-east of Glasgow city centre and is home to some 30,000 residents. It is within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire and directly borders the town of Rutherglen to the west. The history of the town can be traced back to the 13th century, to the time of King Alexander II of Scotland. However, there were likely ancient settlements in the area as far back as the Iron Age with remains found at Dechmont Hill. It has been very prosperous over time, depending first upon its agricultural land – supplying food, then wool, then linen – then the mineral resources of limestone, coal and iron under its soil.
Indeed, the industrial wealth from the mining of these minerals is what led to the beginnings of Cambuslang as we know it today. The well-known Clyde Iron Works started as an offshoot of the Carron ironworks in 1786 and by the early 20th Century was the largest ironworks in Scotland. It was here, in 1828, that the hot blast technique was invented by James Beaumont Neilson. Then, the Clydebridge Steelworks started in 1887. It was linked with Clyde Iron Works just prior to WWII when it became the largest integrated steelworks in the country, producing steel plates for most of the famous ships on the Clyde. The extensive ironworks also attracted engineering and manufacturing during the 19th and 20th Centuries. The most prominent being Mitchell Engineering and Hoover (since shut down). With the decline of the industry, the Clyde Iron Works finally closed in 1978. Steelmaking stopped entirely at Clydebridge in 1978, but the heat treatment section of the works is still in operation today.
Nearby quarries included two at Wellshot and Eastfield produced sandstone and so this was used in much of the building of the area. With sandstone being quarried almost on the spot it’s easy to find examples of buildings of this type throughout the town, but none so elegant as the plentiful 19th century Victorian villas which still stand across the town today. Indeed, by the end of the 19th century, many wealthy Glasgow businessmen had built houses in Cambuslang due to its easy accessibility by rail from the city of Glasgow.
Nowadays, the town is mainly a commuter area for workers based in Glasgow city centre, but there are nearby industrial estates and distribution centres providing employment for residents. Cambuslang takes advantage of its proximity to the M74 and M8 motorway system and is also well served by a regular train service directly to Glasgow Central Station. The area is also well served by buses too, again into Glasgow city centre or further into South Lanarkshire and elsewhere.
In terms of amenities, Cambuslang has several attractions and things to do. One of the highlights in the town every June is its Summerfest, providing a range of street entertainment, an arts programme, children's theatre and much more. Families also enjoy the nearby kids soft play areas and trampolining centres. Additionally, there is an indoor karting and paintballing centre, the largest in Scotland, as well as a busy main street with cafes, restaurants, pubs and other small local businesses. There is also Cambuslang park, which is popular with locals and dog walkers. The town also benefits from several nearby golf courses, the nine-hole Cambuslang Golf Club, the 18-hole Kirhill Golf Club, and while technically not in Cambuslang, the Cathkin Braes Golf Course is nearby and is a challenging 18-hole moorland course.
As for schooling, the town is served by nine nearby primary schools, Cairns Primary School, Hallside Primary School, James Aiton Primary School, Newton Farm Primary School, Park View Primary School, St Bride's Primary School, St Cadoc's Primary School, St Charles' Primary School, West Coats Primary School (393), and three secondary schools, Cathkin High, Trinity High, and Rutherglen High. Some parts of Cambuslang fall under the catchment areas for Uddingston Grammar School, and Stonelaw High in Rutherglen.
Cambuslang has an array of residential property types. There are council-built homes in places but given the history of the area, there are some fantastic Scottish Victorian villas, as well as classic Scottish tenements in white and red sandstone, plus a host of more modern 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom homes with spacious gardens. As of December 2020, the average price for property in Cambuslang stood at £192,244. This is a rise of 1.08% in the last three months (since September 2020) and a rise of 4.97% since December 2019. However, this average hides quite a range, and it is not uncommon for larger properties to sell from £400,000 up to £500,000, and over for exceptional examples. Likewise, larger, modern family homes regularly sell anywhere between the £225,000 and £350,000 range, with some achieving even higher selling prices depending on the area, gardens, and finish or additions. Numerous new developments of modern homes are in progress by Miller Homes, Taylor Wimpey, and Persimmon.
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 Cambuslang property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Cambuslang or other South Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in East Kilbride at Suite 7, Jacobean House, Glebe Street, G74 4LY. We cover all properties across this area, Auldhouse, Blantyre, Burnside, Busby, Caldermill, Calderwood, Cambuslang, Carmunnock, Cathkin, Chapelton, Clarkston, Drumclog, Drumsagard Village, Dungavel, Eaglesham, East Kilbride, Fernhill, Flemington, Greenhills, Hairmyres, High Blantyre, Kirkhill, Lindsayfield, Nerston, Newton, Peel Park, Priory Bridge, Rutherglen, St. Leonards, Sandford, Spittal, Stewartfield, Strathaven, The Murray, Thorntonhall, Waterfoot, Westburn and Westwood, equating to postcode areas G72, G73, G74, G75, G76, ML10. 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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