Home Report Galashiels
When seeking a competitive 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. And if you’re based in Galashiels, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors ticks all three boxes. Home reports are now required by law for all properties being sold in Scotland. A properly thorough and rigorous report can be invaluable when it comes to selling a property, ensuring that everything from the condition to the valuation has been accurately accounted for.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of Galashiels and the surrounding area is unparalleled.
With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an unmatched knowledge of your local area. Contacting us today, you can be sure of speaking to an experienced Chartered Surveyor, happy to answer any questions ahead of any quote or commitment.
Buying in Galashiels
Located smack dab in the middle of the Scottish Borders county, Galashiels is a town fully aware and proud of its rich history. Galashiels is a picturesque town built upon the Gala Water river and surrounded by the gently rising countryside and rich greenery of this famously beautiful part of Scotland.
Originally known as a regional centre of the textile industry, Galashiels (more commonly “Gala” to the locals) retains this excellence through the Textile and Design Campus, part of Edinburgh’s Herriot Watt University, which is located in the town. The town itself is based around an historic core and contains many unspoiled traditional streetscapes and squares. Visitors can’t fail to be impressed by the beautiful bank street gardens, the stately Old Gala House and, of course, the rolling countryside which is never far away. Life moves at an easy pace in Galashiels.
It is perhaps because of this that Galashiels has recently been voted the happiest place in Scotland to live. A poll by the online property portal Rightmove found it to be the highest placed Scottish town (and the 11th in the UK overall). And this is no doubt connected to the fact that Galashiels has long been considered an excellent commuter town for those living in Edinburgh. Without being too expensive, the town offers an extremely high quality of living and first-rate road and rail links to the capital. Property in Galashiels is dominated by the traditional sandstone architecture which characterises the town’s centre. However, there have been several modern developments around the town which offer new-build flats, terraces and semi-detached houses.
As of January 2020, the average price of a property in Galashiels stands at £166,709, which represents a 3.09% increase on the previous year and a 0.42% increase since October of 2019. In terms of property types, flats in Galashiels sold for an average of £106,620 and terraced houses for £135,498.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherds Chartered Surveyors are the largest providers of home reports in Scotland and quite simply one of the most reputable teams of Chartered Surveyors around. The leader in the Scottish property market, our origins date back to the 18th century. When selecting surveyors for a home report, a knowledge of the area in question and an office nearby are essential criteria. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Shepherds ticks all boxes.
If you’re looking for a home report in Galashiels, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on the High Street. We cover all properties located in Galashiels as well as right across the Borders including Kelso and Jedburgh. This equates to postcode areas TD1, TD2, TD3, TD4, TD5, TD6, TD7, TD8, TD9, TD10, TD12, EH43, EH44 and EH45. We are available to give you a quote at any time. 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.
Galashiels Office Details
- Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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