Home Report Peterhead
All properties 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 are essential criteria. Should you be selling in Peterhead or the surrounding area in Aberdeenshire, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has just 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 the Peterhead market is unparalleled. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee a very 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 Peterhead
Peterhead is Aberdeenshire’s largest town by population and sits at the easternmost point in Scotland. The town was founded as a fishing port in the 16th century and development over the next four centuries has been greatly influenced by the sea. Indeed, Peterhead is often referred to as The Blue Toon for its fishing port origins and is synonymous with excellent, fresh seafood. The town has a rich culture because of its port, it being one of the ports where reinforcements, money and equipment flowed from France during the Jacobite risings.
Today, Peterhead is noted as being one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe, with over 400 boats, the UK’s biggest daily fish market, plus a 100-berth marina. Ugie Salmon Fishings – a local institution and Scotland's oldest salmon fish house – sells direct to the public. Besides fishing, the port also serves the oil, gas, and related commercial industries we have come to expect around the North Sea region. But the town’s economy is more diverse than you might think (given just how much fishing is woven into the fabric of the town) with food processing, textiles, services also making up the local economy. In recent years Peterhead has had significant investment. Plans for growth were earmarked in 2018 for the port and town by Aberdeenshire Council, with a £51 million investment of the port and harbour, plus a recently completed £3.3 million affordable housing development in 2019. These investments, and more from the council, all form part of the ‘Invest Aberdeen’ initiative focused on ‘Developing Our Northern Towns’ to create conditions for more economic growth, diversification, and regeneration in the area over the coming years.
Additionally, adding some spectacle and grandeur of the place, just along the road you will find the dramatic cliff-edge ruin of Slains Castle. It’s said that Bram Stoker was so inspired by the castle that he went off and wrote his famous novel; Dracula! To the north is the important RSPB Reserve, Loch of Strathbeg, a winter home for thousands of wild geese and swans.
As of March 2020, the average price of a property in Peterhead stands at £158,742, which represents a 6.22% increase on the previous year and a 0.22% increase since December of 2019. In terms of property types, flats in Peterhead sold for an average of £83,915 and houses for £111,815.
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 Peterhead property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Peterhead, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on Chapel Street. We cover all properties located in Peterhead and nearby localities. This equates to postcode areas AB41, AB42 and areas Auchnagatt, Boddam, Collieston, Cruden Bay, Cultercullen, Ellon, Fetterangus, Foveran, Hatton, Longhaven, Longside, Maud, Methlick, Mintlaw, Newburgh, Old Deer, Peterhead, Pitmedden, Stuartfield, Traves, Udny Green, and Udny Station. 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.
Peterhead Office Details
- Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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