Home Report Edinburgh

When it comes to providing a home report for your property, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor, a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office are essential criteria. If you’re selling in, Edinburgh Shepherd Chartered Surveyors ticks all three boxes. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors long history (our origins date from the 18th century) serving buyers and sellers throughout Scotland meaning you can be sure of a home report, for any property in Edinburgh, that meets every professional and legal standard.

Represented on all major lender’s panels, our reports are widely accepted and our knowledge of the Edinburgh area is simply unparalleled. Quite simply one of the most reputable firms of chartered surveyors anywhere, we also provide expert advice to buyers with Mortgage valuation reports, RICS homebuyers’ reports and other kinds of residential inspections. Edinburgh has a wide range of property types and lots of distinct areas with their own nuances and character. To compile a home report that properly informs the buyer about a property and helps everything go smoothly, truly in-depth knowledge of Auld Reekie is a must. Shepherd’s have it covered.

Buying in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its long reputation for being so – as well as the truly world-class cultural life – have long made it a desirable place to live and work. And Scotland’s capital is booming today like never before. Combined with its close neighbours Midlothian and East Lothian, the city of Edinburgh makes up the fastest growing area in Scotland, as buyers and renters are increasingly attracted by its charms.

With property types ranging from Georgian townhouses in the Old Town, Victorian Villas in Comely Bank to traditional tenements on Leith Walk, Edinburgh’s property market follows the general Scottish trend of overall house price growth, reaching in 2019 an eleven-year high. Edinburgh itself outperformed even Glasgow with homes going for typically 6.3% over the asking price in the first three months of 2019. Like much of Scotland, this is far above the UK average which, even in London, has exhibited sluggishness for some time.

In 2018-19, Edinburgh alone accounted for 35% of all Scottish property sales, with the average residential property price sitting at £264,232, a 4.8% increase on the previous year. For a larger detached property, that figure jumps to £459,354 for the same period, the highest of any house type in any Scottish city, and an 11% increase on the previous year.

Properties can, of course, vary significantly in price, even when outwardly similar or occupying the same street. This is down to myriad factors, from internal condition to local planning permissions. This is just one reason why a competent and thorough home report, carried out by a trusted chartered surveyor, is essential for ensuring a property goes for what it’s worth.

Why Use Shepherds

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are quite simply one of the most reputable teams of chartered surveyors around. The leader in the Scottish property industry, our origins date back to the 18th century. Naturally, we’re also regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. When selecting surveyors for a home report, a knowledge of the area in question and an office nearby are essential criteria. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors have offices right across the country and several in Glasgow, meaning wherever you are in the city, Shepherd’s in the right choice for a competitive and competent home report. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherds, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.

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  • Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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