Home Report Forres

Home Report Forres

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 Forres 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 Forres, and the wider Moray 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 Forres

Forres is a very picturesque and attractive town and former royal burgh situated in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 25 miles northeast of Inverness and 12 miles west of Elgin. The town is home to roughly 10,100 residents making it one of the larger towns in Moray. Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest towns and up there with being one of the most attractive as it has won several Britain in Bloom and Scotland in Bloom competitions for its beautiful floral displays.

Residents tend to work in the town or commute to the wider area, in particular the nearby town of Elgin and city of Inverness. As such, transport links are well developed. Forres is situated on the A96 trunk route connecting the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness while the A940 connects Forres with Grantown-on-Spey, Aviemore and the south directly without the requirement of driving via Inverness. The B9011 connects Forres to Kinloss Barracks and Findhorn Bay. Forres railway station is situated just outside the town offering easy links to Inverness and Elgin, as well as trains to Aberdeen. Forres is also ideally placed to reach Inverness Airport in good time, with a total travel time of approximately 30 minutes by road.

Despite being a small highland town relative to larger cities of Scotland, Forres has a lot more to offer than one might think. The town has plenty of amenities and things to do as well as having a fantastic high street with a diverse offering. The town centre is home to many chain high-street stores as well as a diverse range of independent shops. There are also excellent local cafes, restaurants, pubs and takeaways for residents to enjoy. Forres also has plenty of green spaces to enjoy such as Grant Park, where there are stunning gardens and floral sculptures to enjoy. The nearby River Findhorn and Findhorn beach is a great place to go salmon fishing, or just to enjoy a stroll along the sands. Just a few miles away from the town centre sits Brode Castle, which attracts locals and tourists alike for the extensive and well cared for gardens. Also of note is the town’s Benromach Distillery which is the smallest working distillery in Moray, with just two distillers producing the single malt. There are even a number of annual and bi-annual cultural events in the town and wider area, including the popular including the popular Culture Day and Findhorn Bay Arts Festival in September.

As for local schooling, the local primary schools are Anderson’s Primary School, Applegrove Primary School, Pilmuir Primary School and Forres Academy is the local secondary school. There is also Moray Steiner School, which encourages practical learning as much as academic, made famous for a while in recent years when the Hollywood actress Tilda Swinton announced she would send her kids there.

As of January 2024, the average price for property in Forres stood at £217,559. Though different property types in Forres have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £270,608 for detached properties, £172,124 for semi-detached, £142,375 for terraced, and £124,451 for flats.

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 Forres property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Forres or other Moray localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Park House Business Centre, South Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1JB. We cover all properties across this area including Aberlour, Archiestown, Aviemore, Ballindalloch, Boat of Garten, Brodie, Buckie, Burghead, Cairngorm National Park, Carrbridge, Carron, Cragganmore, Craigellachie, Cromdale, Cullen, Dalwhinnie, Dufftown, Dulnain Bridge, Elgin, Fochabers, Findhorn, Findochty, Forres, Garmouth, Grantown on Spey, Hopeman, Keith, Kincraig, Kingussie, Kinloss, Knockando, Laggan, Lhanbryde, Moray, Mosstodloch, Nethy Bridge, Newtonmore, Portgordon, Portknockie, Rothes, Spey Bay, Strathspey, Tomatin, Tomintoul and Urquhart, equating to postcode areas AB37, AB38, AB55, AB56, IV13, IV30, IV31, IV32, IV36, PH19, PH20, PH21, PH22, PH23, PH24, PH25 and PH26. 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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