Home Report Livingston
All properties being put on the market in Scotland require a home report by law. An expertly compiled and thorough home report can be invaluable when it comes to selling a property. They are there to give buyers and sellers alike a solid reckoning of all the details – big and small – of a property ahead of any transaction. Doing so ensures there are no nasty surprises in store, offering complete peace of mind and making sure that everything has been accounted for.
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. If you’re selling in Livingston or nearby, the Shepherds Chartered Surveyors has what you need.
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 Livingston and nearby towns such as Bathgate is pretty much unparalleled. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee a quality of service that is expert and elite. Contacting us today, 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 Livingston
One of Scotland’s New Towns, Livingston was built in the 1960s, taking its name from the small village which had inhabited that part of the West Lothian countryside for centuries. Located amid pleasant countryside, Livingston is known for both its excellent links with the nation’s capital (for which is it is often considered a commuter town) as well as the myriad public facilities within the town itself. Like Scotland’s other New Towns such as East Kilbride or Glenrothes, Livingston is known for its open spaces and well-planned layout.
Livingston is known for its thriving and extensive town centre, which features many businesses, offering a great deal of local employment, as well a central shopping centre which attracts visitors from nearby. The town has excellent commuter links, both road and rail, and is served by a handful of stations along the major rail route connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh (meaning it’s very easy to get to the nation’s largest city as well). Livingston is also connected, on that same rail route, to the nearby town of Bathgate and is an excellent city to cycle or walk around.
In terms of property types, Livingston, as a New Town, prioritises the modern, although there’s a small amount of more traditional property types around the historical villages which the town was built around. From 60s style terraces and semi-detached properties to more modern style flats and bungalows, Livingston has a good spread of property types. With such a large amount of space to build, the town is also constantly undergoing development, more recently with, for example, West Lothian Council’s plan to build a whopping 3,000 new homes by 2020. Development, liveability and strong transport links to Scotland’s major towns and cities have traditionally led a buoyant property market in the area.
The average price for property in Livingston stood at £218,654 in June 2022. Though different property types in Livingston have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £289,538 for detached properties, £173,386 for semi-detached, £148,224 for terraced, and £127,881 for flats.
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 Livingston property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Livingston or surrounding towns and villages (including Bathgate), you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on Beveridge Square. We cover all properties located in Livingston and nearby towns such as Linlithgow and Bathgate. This equates to postcode areas EH27, EH28, EH47, EH48, EH49, EH52, EH53, EH54, EH55 and ML7. 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
Livingston Office Details
- Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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