Home Report Kilmarnock
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 now 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 a guarantee that the seller has kept everything above board. 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 Kilmarnock and the surrounding area 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 Kilmarnock
Located on the banks of the River Irvine, Kilmarnock is one of the major settlements in Ayrshire, having long been a sizeable town within the county and boasting a long history. A relatively modest settlement until the early 19th century, Kilmarnock soon after exploded as a centre of heavy manufacturing, a reputation which has defined the town since. Outwith this, the town is also known as the home of Johnnie Walker Whisky, possibly the most widely distributed whisky in the world, which was until 2012 distilled and bottled right on the site where it was founded. Robert Burns’ most famous volume, ‘Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect’, was published in Kilmarnock and the town pays homage to this with the largest Burns monument in the country.
Since the decline of traditional industry, Kilmarnock has successfully reinvented itself as a town reliant on a skills-based economy whilst still retaining much of the grand architecture and triumphs of town planning which industrial wealth bequeathed it. Good examples of this include a grand historic core to the town and Bank Street, a beautiful Victorian cobbled street which exhibits much of the finest architecture in the town. Yet Kilmarnock is no stranger to modernity, with many businesses having invested and set up in the area including Vodafone and KLIN. The famous Andrew Barclay and Son’s, a long-time resident of the town, still provide railway engineering technology in Kilmarnock. The town has strong rail and road links with Glasgow and is well-connected to Ayrshire’s other major settlements.
The reinvigorated economy of the town, as well as its connections to Glasgow and the rest of Ayrshire, have made it a popular place to live and this has led to a resilient property market for some time. In terms of property types, the town reflects its long history with a varied arrayed of homes from traditional Victorian tenements, refurbished industrial buildings and townhouses to more modern flats, semi-detached properties and bungalows. Recent and ongoing developments include construction on the site of the former Old Kilmarnock College, as well as plans to regenerate Kilmarnock town centre which have as recently as 2019 underwent discussions within the town’s council.
The average price for property in Kilmarnock stood at £171,407 in July 2021. This is a rise of 2.10% in the last three months since April 2021 and an excellent rise of 11.92% 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 Kilmarnock property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Kilmarnock or surrounding towns and villages such as Galston and Auchinleck, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located at Portland Road. We cover all properties located in Kilmarnock and the surrounding area. This equates to postcode areas KA1, KA2, KA3, KA4, KA5, KA16, KA17 and KA18. 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.
Kilmarnock Office Details
- Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm