Home Report Shotts
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 Shotts 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 Shotts and wider North Lanarkshire 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 Shotts
Shotts, North Lanarkshire, is a former industrial town of roughly 9000 people about 17 miles to the east of Glasgow, and about 26 miles to the west of Edinburgh. Shotts is ideally situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh, often thought of as a halfway point, though it is closer to Glasgow. The town was supposedly named after the legendary giant 15th-century highwayman “Bertram de Shotts” that roamed the village when the nearby road was an important route for merchants and tradesman transporting their goods around the country.
In more recent times, during the industrial revolution and into the 20th century Shotts was well-known for its mining and ironworks. Indeed, by the late 1800s, the ironworks in the area had grown to such an extent that the town slogan was “Shotts lights the world”, as gas lamp standards made here were exported throughout the world. Prior to World War II, there were 22 coal mines in the area. The last of these closed in the 1960s.
Fast forward to today, Shotts is primarily a commuter town for residents working in nearby towns in North and South Lanarkshire areas, as well as West Lothian. Though, Shotts Prison is a large employer in the area. Transport links to the town are well-developed for commuters. Shotts train station allows for direct travel to Glasgow Central Station and Edinburgh Waverly, with other stations on the line nearby acting as connecting stations for other lines, such as Motherwell, allowing for travel to England. Bus routes are regular with routes to the nearby area and further afield. The A71 road is nearby to the south which connects to the A72 and A73 roads, and collectively these allow for easy travel to most of the nearby towns. The A71 eventually connects to the M74 too, and the M8 motorway is a short drive to the north of the town for travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
In terms of things to do, Shotts has a few things to speak of. The present-day town is arguably most well-known for the annual and popular Shotts Highland Games, which are always held on the first Saturday of June. Shotts has a number of local independent shops, restaurants, takeaways and pubs, as well as the typical chains. Nearby leisure facilities include Shotts Golf Course and angling is available in Forrestburn Reservoir. Shotts is a particularly popular stop-off point for cyclists doing routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh/Edinburgh to Glasgow and many others.
In terms of local schooling, the local Catholic primary school is St. Patrick’s Primary, and non-denominational primary schools are Stane Primary and Dykehead Primary. Calderhead High School is the local high school.
Residential property in Shotts is currently at an average price of £108,503 as of April 2021. This is a rise of 2.81% in the last three months (since January 2021) and a good rise of 9.06% since April 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 an in-depth knowledge of the Shotts property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Shotts or North Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Motherwell at 64 Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1TA. We cover all properties across this area including Abington, Allanton, Auchenraith, Biggar, Blackwood, Boghead, Braidwood, Broughton, Brownsbank, Carluke, Carstairs, Cartland, Cleland, Coalburn, Cormiston, Coulter, Crawford, Crwafordjohn, Dolphinston, Douglas Water, Douglas, Dunsyre, Elsrickle, Forth, Hazelbank, Kilncadzow, Kirkmuirhall, Lamington, Lanark, Leadhills, Lesmahagow, Motherwell, New Lanark, Newbigging, Newmains, Pettinain, Ravenstruther, Rigside, Salsburgh, Sandilands, Shotts, Symington, Tweedsmuir, Uddingston, Wanlockhead, Wilsontown, Wishaw, and Yieldshields, equating to postcode areas ML1, ML2, ML7, ML8, ML11, and ML12. 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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