Home Report Cowdenbeath
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 Cowdenbeath 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 Cowdenbeath, 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 Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath is a town and former burgh in Fife, with a population of roughly 11,600 residents. It lies about five miles northeast of Dunfermline and about 18 miles north of Edinburgh. The closest nearby towns are Lochgelly and Kelty. Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly are separated by the village of Lumphinnans.
Cowdenbeath has had some form of settlement since the bronze age, and from the 17th and part of the 18th centuries was mainly comprised of few residents in a collection of farms. It wasn’t until the early 1820s that Cowdenbeath began to come to prominence, then a stop on the north-bound coach route to Perth, but still with a population of roughly 120 residents. A few decades later the foundations of the town as we know it today began to form when plentiful coal seems were discovered in the nearby area. This led to a rapid expansion and influx of workers and residents to the area so much so that the population had risen to over 8000 by the turn of the 20th century.
Coal mining was extremely important to the area, as we now know the inevitable decline of the industry came, but there is still plenty of evidence of its industrial past. Nowadays, Cowdenbeath is predominantly a commuter town for the wider area, with many residents working in Dunfermline, Kirkaldy, and Edinburgh.
As such, transport links are very good. Cowdenbeath train station has regular services to the nearby area and a service reaching Edinburgh Waverly in under an hour. Road links are very good with the A92, M90, A985 and A90 roads offering quick connections to the nearby villages and towns as well as on to Falkirk, Edinburgh, Perth, and further still to Glasgow and Dundee.
Local amenities include the usual independents and chain names, as well as your typical local pubs and cafes. Worth a specific mention though is the local Racewall where a calendar of stock car and cart racing take place regularly, so much so it has been dubbed “The Home of Scottish Stock Car Racing”. Cowdenbeath’s proximity to its larger neighbour of Dunfermline allows residents to take advantage of all the amenities within.
In terms of local education, there are three primary schools in the town. Cowdenbeath Primary School, Foulford Primary School and St. Bride’s Primary School. Cowdenbeath is also served by one secondary school: Beath High School.
Residential property in Cowdenbeath is currently at an average price of £146,332 as of June 2021. This is a rise of 1.22% in the last three months (since March 2021) and a good rise of 5.96% since June 2020.
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 Cowdenbeath property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Cowdenbeath or wider Fife council area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 8 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. We cover all properties across this area including Aberdour, Blairhall, Bowershall, Cairneyhill, Carnock, Charlestown, Crombie, Crossford, Crossgates, Cowdenbeath, Culross, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fordell, Gowkhall, Hillend, Hill of Beath, Inverkeithing, Kelty, Kincardine, Kingseat, Limekilns, Low Valleyfield, Newmills, North Queensferry, Oakley, Pattiesmuir, Rosyth, Saline, Steelend, Torryburn, Townhill, and Wellwood, equating to postcode areas KY3, KY4, KY5, KY11, KY12, KY13 and FK10. 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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