Home Report Clydebank
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 Clydebank, 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 Clydebank and the wider West Dunbartonshire 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 Clydebank
Clydebank is known as an industrial town in West Dunbartonshire. It is located in the historical boundary of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde and also encompasses part of the Antonine Wall of the former Roman Empire, now a World Heritage Site. Prior to the industrial revolution that saw the town transformed, it was mainly a rural area of some small villages, with the main economic activity agricultural in nature, but supported with other small mills and mines here and there. A distant memory of what it would go on to become into the 20th century.
Indeed, the modern-era genesis of Clydebank began in the 1870s with the decision by trustees to compulsory purchase the Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard in Govan. The J&G Thomson company, forced to relocate, found suitable land further afield in the Forth and Clyde canal, and, close to the road running westerly from Glasgow to Dumbarton. This land was particularly important because it allowed for the construction of larger and heavier ships than what was capable at the old Govan site. As development was completed and the business grew, more workers were attracted to the area, and the company began to build local tenement housing to cater for its ever-growing workforce to save transporting them back and forward on clippers up and down the River Clyde. Gradually, as time went on the area developed further, more manufacturers and employers moved in, and by the turn of the century, some 2000-3000 people lived and worked there. The area was officially made a new town and named for the original shipyard ‘Clydebank’.
So important was its shipyards that on 13 and 14 March 1941, Luftwaffe bombers attacked various targets in and around Clydebank. In what became known as the Clydebank Blitz, the town was seriously damaged as were the local shipyards, the Dalnottar Royal Navy oil depot, and the Singer’s Sewing Machine factory. Over the two days, 528 civilians were killed and over 617 people were seriously injured.
Nowadays the heyday of Clydebank’s shipbuilding has since passed, and while the original shipyard has since closed the yard and associated engineering works has been redeveloped, with tourist attractions such as the Titan Clydebank Crane and a new campus for Clydebank College, part of the merged institution West College Scotland. Recent years haven’t been the best for the area however a new £10 million “Clyde Mission” action plan has been announced to benefit the wider West Dunbartonshire area to create sustainable economic growth throughout the region. A further £25 million has been earmarked over five years from 2021 on a variety of projects to attract investment and industry to the river corridor.
In terms of amenities, Clydebank has a selection of local restaurants and cafes, and many pubs which also serve food. The town has a variety of shops, including the Clyde Shopping Centre which also has a cinema and includes a bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal. Clydebank is a great base for travel to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which is less than 40 minutes by car.
In terms of transport links, a bus terminus sits at the southern end of the shopping centre and connects the town to Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The town is served by several railway stations, primarily Clydebank railway station which has regular services to Dalmuir, Glasgow city centre, and further afield. The Erskine Bridge at Old Kilpatrick connects the A82, which bypasses Clydebank to the north of the town, to the M8 motorway running between Greenock, Glasgow Airport, Paisley and further across Scotland. Clydebank has an advantageous position for its proximity to Glasgow Airport. While not the closest, it is still only about 15-minute drive away.
Clydebank’s property prices are lower than the national average. The average price for property in the area stood at £123,769 in October 2020. This is a rise of 0.58% in the last three months (since July 2020) and fall of 2.90% since October 2019. However, there are a number of ongoing new build developments in the area from the likes of Millar, Cala and Taylor Wimpey, with prices ranging from £190,000 to over £300,000.
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 Clydebank and West Dunbartonshire property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Clydebank, you’ll find our Shepherds office located at 31 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5RD. The team are ready to handle any and all enquiries when selling in or around Clydebank. 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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