Home Report Moffat
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 Moffat 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 Moffat, and the wider Dumfries and Galloway 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 Moffat
Moffat is a town of roughly 2,500 residents in the Dumfries and Galloway council area. It is nestled in the heart of southern Scotland and lies on the River Annan. Moffat is around 21 Dumfries and 44 miles to the north of Carlisle.
Moffat took shape from the 17th century when it grew from a small village into a popular spa town. The waters of the Moffat Spa were believed to have healing properties for the skin, gout, rheumatism, and even stomach complaints. In the 18th century due to increasing demand the spa was further complemented by the addition of iron springs, and numerous hotels were built to accommodate increasing numbers of tourists. The heyday of Moffat as a spa town continued into the early 20th century until the Hydropathic Hotel unfortunately burnt down.
While it might no longer be a tourist town of import as it once was, Moffat today is an attractive town with a rich heritage and thriving cultural scene that still attracts tourists for several recreation and heritage pursuits. The surrounding hills such as Gallow Hill, and nearby Southern Uplands Way provides excellent walking opportunities. In fact, in recognition of the great walking, the town was the first in Scotland to be awarded 'Walkers are Welcome' status. Also, the River Annan is reputable for fishing. Moffat was also Europe’s first Dark Sky Town, having adopted special street lighting to keep light pollution to a minimum to preserve the means to clearly view the night sky.
Moffat also has a bustling wide tree-lined main street with great places to eat and many independent shops. As for other amenities, there are theatres, art galleries and a host of fun events throughout the year. Moffat really does have a lot to see and do for a town of its size for locals and visitors alike. Also, worth a mention is the annual Moffat Car Rally, a two-day classic car event that regularly welcomes more than 900 entries to show off their vintage and classic cars. The cars then take a drive through the Moffat hills which is quite a sight. There’s also lots of entertainment for children and families.
In terms of transport links, Moffat is well connected by road to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Carlisle by way of the A74/M74, A701 and A708 roads. There are also regular bus services in the local area as well as a coach service that takes travellers into central Glasgow and back again. There’s no dedicated railway station in the town, the nearest being located to the south in Lockerbie.
Moving on to local education for children then, Moffat has a single school – Moffat Academy – that teaches pupils of Nursery, Primary and Secondary School age, there are currently just over 520 pupils taught at the school.
As of January 2022, the average price for a residential property in Moffat stood at £194.294. This is a rise of 1.05% in the last three months since October 2021 and a rise of 3.28% since January 2021.
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 Moffat and wider Dumfries and Galloway council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Moffat, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Dumfries at 18 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DR. This office covers Auldgirth, Annan, Bankend, Castle Douglas, Clarencefield, Closeburn, Collin, Corsock, Crocketford, Dalbeattie, Dalry, Dumfries, Dunscore, Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Eskdalemuir, Glenluce, Gretna, Kingholm-Quay, Kirkconnel, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Leadhills, Lochfoot, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Moffat, Moniaive, Newton Stewart, Penpoint, Port William, Portpatrick, Sanquhar, Springholm, Stranraer, Thornhill, Twynholm, Wanlockhead, Whithorn and Wigtown, equating to postcode areas of DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4, DG5, DG6, DG7, DG8, DG9, DG10, DG11, DG12, DG13, DG14, and DG16. 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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