Home Report Kirkcaldy
When seeking a competitive home report for your property, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor, a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office are essential criteria. And if you’re based in Kirkcaldy, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors ticks all three boxes. Home reports are required by law and a properly thorough and rigorous report can be invaluable when it comes to selling a property, ensuring that everything from the condition to the valuation has been accurately accounted for. They offer piece of mind for buyer and seller alike.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are represented on all major lender’s panels, and our knowledge of Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area is unparalleled. With decades of experience surveying areas around Scotland, we can guarantee a thorough knowledge of your surrounding area. Contact us today for a free quote from an experienced Chartered Surveyor ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Kirkcaldy
Kirkcaldy joins Dunfermline as the two towns in Fife which can lay claim to a truly long and storied history. A former Royal Burgh, the town retains much of the distinctive architecture that has built up over its near thousand-year history, from its famous Old Kirk to the stunning semi-ruined Ravenscraig castle. Traditionally known as the ‘Lang Toun’ after the town’s unusually long main street, Kirkcaldy is a charming coastal town located on the Firth of Forth. For over a hundred years Kirkcaldy was one of the world’s largest producers of Linoleum, and the town’s eminence in this industry has long been a source of pride. Since the decline of traditional industry, Kirkcaldy has reinvented itself as a major service centre of the central Fife area. Adam Smith is probably the town’s most famous son, having written his world-changing Wealth of Nations in the town.
Today the town is based upon the service industry, with this representing the largest employer. The town is well connected to other Fife cities and has excellent links with both Edinburgh and Dundee. Featuring an attractive town centre and historic core, the town also boasts many public facilities such as museums, galleries, a theatre, several public parks and an ice rink, making it a very liveable city. The town includes Fife College, an educational institution and a big local employer which also works in partnership with Scottish Universities, and inward investment has come in the form companies like PayWizard, Forbo and Smith Anderson setting up in the area.
In terms of property types, the town reflects its ancient history with many traditional and historical properties, including sandstone tenements, townhouses, villas and terraces. Yet there is also much modern development going on in the town, including a massive development of some 1,200 properties being given the green light in 2019 and another for around 1,000 homes being approved around the same time. Accordingly, Kirkcaldy has no shortage of modern flats, bungalows and semi-detached properties.
The average price for property in Kirkcaldy stood at £162,967 in July 2021. This is a rise of 1.61% in the last three months since April 2021 and a very good rise of 11.16% since July 2020.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest providers of home reports in Scotland and quite simply one of the most reputable teams of Chartered Surveyors around. The leader in the Scottish property market, our origins date back to the 18th century. When selecting surveyors for a home report, a thorough knowledge of the area and a nearby office are a must. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Shepherds fits the bill.
If you’re looking for a home report in Kirkcaldy, you’ll find a Shepherd’s branch centrally located on Wemyssfield. We cover all properties located in Kirkcaldy, equating to postcode areas KY1, KY2, KY3, KY5, KY6, KY7, KY8 and KY9. We are available to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherds, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
Kirkcaldy Office Details
- Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm