Home Report Inverness
A thorough and rigorous home report can be invaluable when it comes to selling a property. Home reports are now required by law in Scotland for all properties being put on the market and are there to give buyers and sellers alike a solid reckoning of all the important details ahead of any sale. Having this safely accounted for can take the stress out of property transactions, ensuring there are no nasty surprises in store for the buyer and giving the seller proof of having sold their property honestly and legally.
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 a must. And if you’re selling in Inverness, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has what you need.
Shepherd Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of Inverness and the surrounding area is unmatched. 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. Contact us today and, ahead of any commitment, you can be sure of speaking to an experienced Chartered Surveyor, accredited by the Royal Institution, who’ll be ready to supply you with a quote or simply answer any questions you may have.
Buying in Inverness
The undisputed capital of the highlands and the UK’s northernmost city, Inverness in the 21st century appears to have a future as bright as the long history stretching behind it. Located at the mouth of the River Ness – itself flowing from Scotland’s famous Loch Ness – Inverness has long been established on its site, accruing landmarks which bear testament to its long and storied history, such as Inverness Castle, the stunning High Street Townhouse and St. Andrews’ Cathedral.
Inverness is centred around the river which flows through its heart and boasts a truly beautiful waterfront, along which many of the town’s most distinctive architecture is located. Being situated in the heart of the highlands, inhabitants of Inverness are never far from nature, and the town is connected to three long-distance walking routes, providing the opportunity to explore what is quite literally one of the most beautiful places on earth. In light of this, it’s no surprise the city has been recently voted the happiest place to live in Scotland (and the fifth in the UK overall).
Inverness plays host to a vibrant economy that is well reflected in the continued strong performance of the property market. Having never supported the heavy industry that was a feature of so many British cities, Inverness has found it easy to make strong strides into the 21st century with much of the region’s economy being based on high tech industries. The town supports a university – The University of the Highlands and Islands – and features a thriving main street. In 2019 a £7 million plan was approved to build a Life Science Innovation Centre in Inverness and the city’s property market reflects this continued inward investment. Transport links in the city are also excellent, connecting it to Aberdeen via all of the major settlements in the north of the Moray region.
In terms of property types, Inverness naturally boasts the fruits of its long history, with many traditional granite and sandstone structures which have long since become a timeless feature of the landscape. Yet Inverness has also seen continued development and is currently one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. The development has included housing projects such as that proposed by property developer Tulloch home for over 800 new home in the city. Inverness and the wider highland property market is on the up with an amazing 56% increase in transactions between 2017 and 2018, which kicked off a trend of growth that continues apace. With all this development, Inverness’s traditional architecture is now complemented by many new modern semi-detached properties, flats and bungalows.
As of February 2020, the average price of a property in Inverness stands at £195,872, which represents an impressive 2.35% increase on the previous year and a 1.15% increase since November of 2019. In terms of property types, flats in Inverness sold for an average of £132,738 and terraced houses for £152,857.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has origins dating back to the 18th century and are the largest providers of home reports in Scotland. We are fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and, put simply, we can offer the kind of in-depth knowledge of the Inverness property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Inverness or the surrounding Highlands & Islands area, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally on Harbour Road. 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.
Inverness Office Details
- Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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