Home Report Auchinleck
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 Auchinleck area, then Shepherd 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 Auchinleck, and the wider East Ayrshire 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 Auchinleck
Auchinleck is a small town of roughly 3800 residents lying a mile northwest of Cumnock and 5 miles southeast of Mauchline in East Ayrshire. It developed as a mining town in the 19th century and in the 20th century the Barony Colliery opened. It and the associated power station closed in 1989. It retains a manufacturing base including chip board manufacturer EGGER.
Most residents today work in nearby towns and villages in the surrounding area such as Cumnock, Ayr, Kilmarnock, New Cumnock, and Mauchline, while some travel further to Glasgow. In terms of transport links, commuters benefit from Auchinleck railway station, which has usually 8 trains per day in each direction to Glasgow Central and 6 trains per day to Carlisle from Monday to Saturday. Road users benefit from the A76 trunk road which skirts the town to the west. This allows for fast travel either directly or with onward connections to Cumnock, Ayr, Kilmarnock, and further to Glasgow or Edinburgh, or southwards towards Dumfries or northern England. There are a number of regular bus services that connect Auchinleck to the surrounding towns and villages in wider Ayrshire.
In terms of local amenities, Auchinleck has the usual array of independent shops and services, chains, and eateries you would expect of a Scottish town this size. Residents benefit from proximity to Cumnock and Mauchline for a slightly more expanded choice. For more choice residents would tend to travel to Ayr or Kilmarnock. More locally though, Auchinleck House is a local attraction and now protected as a category A listed building. It is the birthplace of William Murdoch, the pioneer of gas lighting and home to James Boswell, the biographer of Samuel Johnson. Boswell was born in Edinburgh in 1740, the son of Lord Auchinleck, a prominent advocate. On his father’s deathbed in 1782, Boswell succeeded to the family estate of Auchinleck. The house is home to the Boswell Book Festival, held annually in May. Overall, Auchinleck is a nice relatively quiet place to live with a feeling of being further away from things than it is due to its transport links and proximity to larger towns.
In terms of local schooling then, Auchinleck has two primary schools, namely Auchinleck Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School. The town’s secondary school, Auchinleck Academy, closed in late 2020, with pupils moving to the new Robert Burns Academy. This is part of the Barony Campus in Cumnock which has incorporated several local schools and nurseries into one site.
At January 2023, property in Auchinleck stood at an average value of £112,525. Though different property types in Auchinleck have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £60,000 for detached properties, £95,750 for semi-detached, £76,000 for terraced, and £35,495 for flats. In November 2022, East Ayrshire Council approved plans for a new 95-home housing development at Dalshalloch Wood close to the A76 at the Templeton roundabout. The development will comprise a mix of two, three, and four-bedroom terraces, semi-detached, and detached homes.
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 Auchinleck property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Auchinleck or wider East Ayrshire, you’ll find a Shepherd branch at 24 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BS. We cover all properties in Auchinleck, Barskimming, Catrine, Craigie, Cronberry, Crosshouse, Cumnock, Cunninghamhead, Darvel, Dundonald, Dunlop, Failford, Fenwick, Galston, Gatehead, Glenbuck, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, Knockentiber, Logan, Lugar, Lugton, Mauchline, Moscow, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Newmilns, Ochiltree, Sinclairston, Skares, Sorn, Stair, Stewarton, Tarbolton, and Waterside, equating to postcode areas of KA1, KA2, KA3, KA4, KA5, KA16, KA17, KA18. 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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