Home Report Glenrothes
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 Glenrothes 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 Glenrothes, 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 Glenrothes
Glenrothes, in the heart of Fife, is a town of some 38,500 residents. It is about 30 miles north of Edinburgh and 30 miles south of Dundee. Glenrothes is a post-second world war planned new town, similar to Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Irvine and Livingston. Although it is the only one that wasn’t intended to act as an overspill for Glasgow.
In the recent centuries, Glenrothes owed much of its prosperity to industries like paper making, coal mining and farming. As time went on coal mining eclipsed most other sectors with several pits opening in the area. This continued on until the 1940s when the inevitable end came after a period of decline, and the final pits were closed. This left the town without one of its major sectors of industry and employment for the local residents. However, Glenrothes is a town with resilience and has re-invented itself to be Scotland’s Silicon Glen, with several major electronics and hi-tech companies creating new factories and facilities within the town. Today, Glenrothes’s economy predominantly comprises manufacturing and engineering industries, the service sector, health, and public sector. It is the administrative centre for Fife, with the headquarters of Fife Council and Police Scotland Fife located in the town.
As for transport links then, the town is well served by the A92 which connects to the M90, connecting with Dundee to the north, Dunfermline and Edinburgh to the south. Indeed, this gives Glenrothes a handy continuous dual-carriageway link to other major road networks for further travel around Scotland. The A911 road passes east/west through the town and connects it with Levenmouth in the east and Milnathort and the M90 in the west. Glenrothes doesn’t have a railway station of its own, but the nearest railway stations can be found in Markinch, to the east of the town, which is a short journey away for most, and Glenrothes with Thornton, to the south. The town has a major bus station in the town centre providing frequent links to the cities of Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth as well as to surrounding towns and villages. Additionally, a purposely designed pedestrian and cycle system was created using a network of ring and radial routes throughout the town. This includes a near three-mile continuous linear cycle path, called Boblingen Way, which extends across the length of Glenrothes, from Leslie in the west, to Woodside in the east.
In terms of things to do and amenities, Glenrothes has an excellent array to choose from. It has excellent recreational facilities, including parkland, various sports venues and two golf courses. As part of the New Town plan, Glenrothes has the largest indoor shopping centre in Scotland: The Kingdom Centre. This has over 100 retail outlets and restaurants, a cinema, theatre and even a conference centre. Also, worth mentioning in the town are Riverside Park, Balfarg Henge, and Balbirnie Park, offering lots of walking and animal spotting opportunities, play areas, and plenty of woodland or open areas to enjoy. Balfarg Henge in particular are the remains of standing stones similar to Stonehenge.
Also worth mentioning is that Glenrothers has won multiple horticultural awards in the “Beautiful Scotland” and “Britain in Bloom” contests for the quality of its parks and landscaping. It has numerous outdoor sculptures and artworks, a result of the appointment of town artists in the early development of the town.
Additionally, Markinch to the east, often referred to in conjunction with Glenrothes, is a relatively small town by any comparison, but has two major parks within its boundaries: John Dixon Park provides children’s all-weather play facilities and football pitches while Balbirnie Park is a unique facility containing bridle paths, picnic areas, woodland walks, wildlife areas, a caravan site and even a golf course.
Moreover, Glenrothes is well catered for with numerous local and independent businesses, plenty of nice cafes, restaurants, and other types of eateries. It really is a town that offers plenty for locals and visitors alike.
In terms of local schooling, there are numerous local primary schools in the town and three secondary schools: Auchmuty High School, Glenwood High School and Glenrothes High School. Catholic pupils in Glenrothes attend St Andrew’s High School in neighbouring Kirkcaldy. Further education in the town is provided at Fife College.
As of January 2024, the average price for property in Glenrothes stood at £161,942. Though different property types in Glenrothes have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £258,994 for detached properties, £159,644 for semi-detached, £114,787 for terraced, and £73,316 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 Glenrothes property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Glenrothes or other Fife localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Kirkcaldy, at 11 Wemyssfield, Kirkaldy, KY1 1XN. 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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