Home Report Linlithgow
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 Linlithgow 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 Linlithgow, and the wider West 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 Linlithgow
Linlithgow is an attractive former Royal Burgh and county town of some 13,500 residents. The town is situated approximately 20 miles to the west of Edinburgh and lies in the Central Belt on a historic route between Edinburgh and Falkirk beside Linlithgow Loch. In medieval times the town grew in prominence and population around Linlithgow Palace. However, it was in the 19th century that Linlithgow as we know it today developed rapidly, with the opening of the union canal and the arrival of the railway line, aiding the town’s already strong leather making and materials industries. This continued until the decline of these industries in the 20th century.
While it might no longer be a town of import as it once was, it is an attractive and affluent town that many desire to live in. Even as the industry has gone, the town is now focused on hospitality and tourism services focusing on the heritage of the town and Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow is primarily a dormitory town for residents working in the nearby West Lothian area and Edinburgh city, as well as Glasgow and Stirling. As such transport links for the town are well developed. Linlithgow railway station is on the Glasgow to Edinburgh line and has regular daily services to both cities, as well services as from Edinburgh Waverly to Dunblane. There are also a number of regular bus services serving the nearby area as well as onwards to Edinburgh. For road users, the M9 Motorway is located on the northern outskirts of the town, connecting Linlithgow with Edinburgh, Stirling and Falkirk.
As for local amenities and things to do, the town has a lot going on for a town of its size. Linlithgow is famous for its Palace, with it also being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. As such, Linlithgow Palace and grounds and Loch are a particular draw for tourists and locals alike. Adjacent to the Palace is St Michael’s Parish Church. Constructed in the 15th century, it is the most complete example of a surviving late medieval church in Scotland. Linlithgow Loch, just next to Linlithgow Palace, is a haunt for wildfowl, especially in the winter months. Boat trips on the Union Canal are another popular pastime. A walk down the local high street reveals many a historic building as well as old “wynds” and “closes”, and is where most of the town’s quality cafes, pubs and restaurants can be found, as well as other independent businesses. The town also has several wonderful parks.
In terms of local education for children then, Linlithgow has five primary schools: Linlithgow Primary School, St Joseph's RC Primary School, Linlithgow Bridge Primary School, Low Port Primary School and Springfield Primary School. Linlithgow Academy is the local secondary school. Donaldson's School, Scotland's national school for the deaf, is based in the town, having relocated from Edinburgh to a new campus (the Sensational Learning Centre) in Linlithgow in 2008.
As of June 2022, the average price for a residential property in Linlithgow stood at £292,119. Though different property types in Linlithgow have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £413,388 for detached properties, £235,144 for semi-detached, £270,235 for terraced, and £164,913 for flats. While the average residential price is impressive and above the national average, there are many properties in the area that will sell well over this figure. It is not uncommon for properties to sell in the £325,000 to £425,000 range, with some exceptional properties achieving well over £500,000. Due to the history of the town, there are some fine examples of Scottish sandstone villas with land dotted around that have achieved over £1 million in the past.
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 Linlithgow and wider West Lothian council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Linlithgow, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Livingston at 4 Grampian Court, Beveridge Square, Livingston, EH54 6QF. This office covers Addiewell, Armadale, Bathgate, Bellsquarry, Blackburn, Blackridge, Breich, Bridgecastle, Bridgend, Broxburn, Dalmahoy, Dechmont, East Calder, East Whitburn, Ecclesmachen, Faucheldean, Fauldhouse, Greenrigg, Harthill, Kirknewton, Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Livingston, Longridge, Mid Calder, Newbridge, Philpston, Polbeth, Pumpherston, Ratho, Ratho Station, Seafield, Stoneyburn, Tarbax, Threemiletown, Torphicen, Uphall, Uphall Station, West Calder, Westfield, Whitburn, Wilkieston, Winchburgh, and Woolfords, equating to postcode areas of EH27, EH28, EH47, EH48, EH49, EH52, EH53, EH54, EH55, and ML7. The team are ready to handle any and all enquiries when selling in or around the area. 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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