Home Report Forfar
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 Forfar 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 Forfar, and wider Angus 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 Forfar
Forfar, Angus, is a historic burgh and former market town of roughly 14,200 residents situated about 13 miles north of the city of Dundee and 17 miles to the west of Montrose. Forfar is the historic county town and administrative centre of Angus.
Forfar has a rich and diverse history. It was once the ancient Kingdom of the Picts and the Kingdom of Scotland and played host to thousands of Roman soldiers during one of the invasions of the country. It also played a part during the Scottish Wars of Independence when it was occupied by English forces before being recaptured by the Scots.
Today, Forfar is primarily a commuter town for workers in the city of Dundee, however the town itself has several economic activities of its own, such as tourism and agriculture, with the former catering for the scenic Strathmore area and nearby Angus Glens.
Transport links are well defined. By road, the nearby A90 allows for easy travel to both Dundee and Aberdeen. There are several bus services to Dundee, Arbroath, Kirriemuir, Brechin and other nearby towns. The town has no dedicated railway station of its own though and the nearest stations still open are in Dundee, Carnoustie and Arbroath.
In terms of local amenities and attractions, Forfar has a good array of both local independent and chain shops, as well as a number of popular cafes, restaurants, pubs and takeaways. However, there’s a definitely more going than one might expect such as the popular monthly farmers market which attracts both locals and tourists throughout the year. Another great feature of the town is the Forfar Loch Country Park, which offers an escape to the countryside and is just a 10-minute walk from the town. As mentioned, tourism is one of the main activities within the town, driven by proximity to the Angus Glens, including Glen Doll, Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Balmashanner Hill and more that are popular with skiers and hill walkers. Other great places for active types and families include Redwings Mountains, which provides sanctuary to 90 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules and Crombie Country Park with its wonderful winding trails, picnic areas, and children’s play areas. The Meffan Gallery and Museum gives an insight into Forfar’s history, art and industrial heritage. Here you can wander through time in an old cobbled vennel, peer into a knockmaker’s workshop and see linen being woven. The Meffan Gallery and Museum also tells the grim history of Forfar’s place in the 17th century witch hunts.
For passionate gardeners, a visit to Pitmuies House is a must with its wonderful roses, herbaceous borders and woodland walks.
The town also holds many events throughout the year such as the bi-annual Forfar Mara-Fun, which raises money for charity, and the annual Forfar Food Festival highlighting some of the excellent local food from independent eateries and producers.
Forfar cannot be discussed without mentioning that it is home to the world- renowned Forfar Bridie, a horseshoe-shaped pastry with a shortcrust cover and filling of beef, onions and seasoning popular with locals and visitors alike. The Forfar Bridie has been featured on many TV programmes and a recipe for the Forfar Bridie was also featured in “Maw Broon’s Cookbook”. Definitely worth a try.
In terms of local schooling, Forfar has three primary schools: Whitehills Primary School, (which contains a Gaelic Medium Unit where pupils are educated exclusively through the medium of Scottish Gaelic) Strathmore Primary School and Langlands Primary School. Forfar Academy is the local secondary school and one of the largest secondary schools in Angus.
As of January 2023, the average price for property in Forfar stood at £192,087. Though different property types in Forfar have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £259,022 for detached properties, £143,249 for semi-detached, £137,441 for terraced, and £82,045 for flats.
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 Forfar property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Forfar or wider Angus council area localities, you’ll find a Shepherd’s branch in Montrose at 11 High Street, Montrose, DD10 8LU. We cover all properties across this area including Aberlemno, Airlie, Arbuthnott, Auchenblae, Brechin, Carmyllie, Catterline, Cortachy, Craigo, Douglastown, Drumlithie, Dykehead, Edzell, Ferryden, Fettercairn, Finavon, Fordoun, Forfar, Friockheim, Glamis, Glen Clova, Glen Esk, Glen Isla, Glen Lethnot, Glen Prosen, Gourdon, Guthrie, Hillside, Inchbare, Inverarity, Inverbervie, Inverkeilor, Johnshaven, Kingoldrum, Kingsmuir, Kinneff, Kirriemuir, Laurencekirk, Lethem, Lintrathen, Little Brechin, Lunanhead, Luthermuir, Marykirk, Maryton, Menmuir, Montrose, Padanaram, St. Cyrus, Tannadice, Tarfside, Trinity, and Westmuir, equating to postcode areas DD8, DD9, DD10, DD11, AB30 and AB39. 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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