Home Report Haddington
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 Haddington area, then Shepherd 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 Haddington, and wider East Lothian 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 Haddington
Haddington is a lovely town in East Lothian with about 9,100 residents. A former royal burgh and market town with much history and character, it is now the main administrative centre for East Lothian. The town itself is about 17 miles to the east of Edinburgh, on the banks of the River Tyne. Haddington’s proximity to Edinburgh, its thriving local community, range of amenities, and easy accessibility make it a desirable place to live.
There is evidence of human settlement in the area of Haddington as far back as the 6th century. Haddington as we know it today though really took shape around a prosperous agricultural industry. Today people still enjoy taking part in the Haddington Farmers’ Market, which takes place on the last Saturday of every month. The prosperity of the town is evident in attractive architecture throughout the town, adding to its appeal.
Today though, Haddington is predominantly a commuter town for residents working in Edinburgh, though there is a significant number that work in or near the town, or other settlements in East Lothian. This is primarily by car by way of the A1 trunk road that runs along the northern edges of the town, allowing for fast travel east to Dunbar and further or west to Musselburgh and Edinburgh. There is no railway station for the town – at the moment – though there are strong calls for one to be reopened. The nearest railway station is in Longniddry, but many residents travel a bit further on to take the train at Prestonpans which is closer to the A1 road.
As for amenities and things to do, Haddington has a good selection of local businesses and services for residents in the town and nearby. The town centre with its historic looking streets and grand buildings is home to an array of shops including salons, eateries, your typical brands like boots, as well as several independent coffee shops and eateries. There is a local co-op and Tesco too. There are plenty of places to stay too, as many visitors use Haddington as a base to explore wider East Lothian. Worth a mention is the nearby Traprain Law, the site of an Iron Age Fort with evidence of occupation as early as 1000BC and below the Law on the banks of the Riven Tyne the picturesque Hailes Castle.
In terms of local schooling then, Haddington is served by three primary schools which are Haddington Primary, St. Mary’s RC Primary School and the newer Letham Mains Primary. Secondary school pupils attend Knox Academy at Pencaitland Road.
In September 2023, property in Haddington stood at an average price of £333,113. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties sold for £434,515, semi-detached for £281,579, terraced for £237,869, and flats for £193,389. Developer Stewart Milne are currently building modern 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-bedroom family homes at their Letham Views development.
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 Haddington and wider East Lothian property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Haddington or other East Lothian localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on the North High Street, Musselburgh. We cover all properties across this area from Aberlady, Allanton, Alnwick, Ambie, Auchencrow, Ayton, Belford, Belhaven, Berwick Upon Tweed, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Dunbar, Duns, East Fortune, East Linton, Elphinstone, Eyemouth, Felton, Foulden, Garvald, Gavington, Gifford, Granthouse, Gullane, Haddington, Humbie, Innerwick, Inveresk, Longframlinton, Longniddry, Macmerry, Morpeth, Musselburgh, Norham, North Berwick, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton/Cockenzie, Preston, Prestonpans, Reston, Rothbury, St. Abbs, Scremerston, Seahouses, Spittal, Stenton, Swarland, Swinton, Tranent, Tweedmouth, Wallyford, Whitecraig, and Wooler, equating to postcode areas EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, TD11, TD13, TD14 and TD15. 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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Home Report Musselburgh
When it comes to buying or selling a property, a thorough, professional and rigorous home report can be essential. For all properties put on the market in Scotland, they’re required by law. Home reports are there to give buyer and seller alike total peace of mind, ensuring that all the important details have been accounted for ahead of any sale, offering assurance to the buyer that they’re getting what they pay for and comfort to the seller in terms of condition and value. When compiling a home report, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s (RICS) regulated surveyor with an in-depth knowledge of the local area and a nearby office are essential criteria. If you opt for Shepherd’s, you can be guaranteed this and more.
Shepherd Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of Musselburgh and East Lothian is extensive. 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 and a premium quality of service. Contact us today for a free quote from an experienced Chartered Surveyor ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Musselburgh
Long known as the “Honest Toun” after a medieval story involving the devoted care of a Scottish nobleman by the people of the town, Musselburgh is a beautiful and historic town in East Lothian with much to suggest it’s long and storied history. Situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, Musselburgh has a fine beach, much open green space and a true wealth of architecture.
Situated on the western edge of East Lothian (the town in fact used to lie in West Lothian), Musselburgh is a town which has saw quite extensive development around its historic core in the latter half of the twentieth century. This is a trend which has never really let up, and Musselburgh is attractive not only for its many landmarks – like Fisherow harbour, Musselburgh Racecourse and the stunning grounds of the prestigious Loretto school – but also for its close proximity to Edinburgh.
This nearness to the nation’s capital makes Musselburgh at once a popular commuter town as well as the host of a strong local economy as well. Musselburgh has the attraction of nationwide fame (the aforementioned racecourse for example) and its local prestigious schools (not only Loretto but also Musselburgh Grammar, one of the oldest grammar schools in the country) which drives jobs in the area. Housing development is also strong in Musselburgh, with recent developments such as proposed flats on the site of a former supermarket continuing a long trend of development and a buoyant property market in Musselburgh.
In terms of property types, Musselburgh bears testament to its long history and the eclectic development of more recent times. In Musselburgh, traditional properties such as granite terraces or sandstone tenements stand side-by-side with modern flats, bungalows and semi-detached properties.
The average price for property in Musselburgh stood at £234,187 in July 2021. This is a rise of 1.26% in the last three months since April 2021 and a good rise of 9.29% since July 2020.
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 in-depth knowledge of the Musselburgh and East Lothian property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Musselburgh or other East Lothian localities such as North Berwick and Dunbar, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on the North High Street. We cover all properties across this area, equating to postcode areas EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, TD11, TD13, TD14 and TD15. 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.
Musselburgh Office Details
- Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm