Home Report Portobello

Home Report Portobello

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 Portobello area, then Shepherd 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 Portobello, and wider Edinburgh 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 Portobello

Portobello is a charming, quirky, and bustling seaside suburb of Edinburgh, practically a stone’s throw from the city centre at roughly 3 miles away, with its own sense of character and identity. While being slightly more affordable than other areas like Morningside or Leith, Portobello is still an area in high demand for it’s 2-mile sandy beach, sea views, many attractive properties, and plentiful amenities not to mention closeness to Leith and Edinburgh city centre.

The area of Portobello as we know it today really started when in the 1800s when the town became industrialised, with local manufacturing industries of brick, glass, paper, lead, soap, and more providing employment and bringing people to the area. The development of the area led to the creation of the promenade and much larger public beach (beforehand it was just a smaller stretch of dry sand) that Portobello is most known for today. Towards the late 1800s Portobello was a seaside resort with its own pier and other seaside attractions. Many a Glaswegian would also venture east during the Glasgow Fair holiday. However, as time went on the area declined in popularity as a resort – likely exacerbated by the demolition of the pier in 1907 – until over the decades it evolved into more of the neighbourhood we know now.

The Portobello of today then, “Porty” to the locals, is a relatively unique neighbourhood but still very much a part of Edinburgh. Many would say it has a very independent and communal character however, boasting a plethora of amenities and independent businesses from coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bookshops, a weekly market and more, as well as a lively arts scene. In fact, almost year-round there are street murals and art pop-ups appearing in the open spaces and parks around the area. While no longer a resort, the fantastic beach is still very much a draw for locals and visitors alike on a sunny day so much so you might be fighting for a good spot. The adjacent Victorian-era promenade makes for great strolling with many shops along the way. The promenade also hosts several events including the annual Big Beach Busk, a unique musical event featuring hundreds of musicians who come and sit on the promenade, playing whatever music they like all at the same time. Another highlight of Portobello is the area’s charming Victorian and Georgian buildings, particularly the buildings lining the seafront. As you can see Portobello is a bustling area with much to offer.

In terms of transport links, Portobello contains one of the main and busiest routes into Edinburgh and outwards into East Lothian; the A199/ St. Harry Lauder Road. There’s no railway station in the area, the closet which is further along in the west end of Edinburgh city centre. It does however have frequent and many bus services provided by Lothian Buses offering locals and visitors speedy travel around the area or wider city.

As for local education, Portobello Primary and St. John’s RC Primary are the local primary schools. Portobello High School is the main high school in the area, and the closest Catholic secondary is St. Ninian’s along in Leith.

In May 2024, property in Portobello was at an average value of £383,188. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties for instance sold for £587,110, semi-detached for £398,475, terraced for £464,475, and flats for £270,542.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

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 Portobello and wider Edinburgh property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Portobello or other Edinburgh localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch located at 12 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA. We cover all properties across this area and others equating to postcode areas EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4, EH5, EH6, EH7, EH8, EH9, EH10, EH11, EH12, EH13, EH14, EH15, EH16, EH17, EH22, EH29, and EH30. 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.

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.

Edinburgh Office Details

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  • Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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