Home Report Prestonpans

Home Report Prestonpans

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 Prestonpans 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 Prestonpans, and wider East 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 Prestonpans

Prestonpans is a small former mining town of roughly 10,500 residents in East Lothian. It is about 8 miles east of Edinburgh, and just about 3 miles east from Musselburgh. It is famous for a historical battle – The Battle of Prestonpans – which took place in 1745 when Jacobite forces defeated a government army. In the past, Prestonpans relied heavily on coal mining.  Other industries were also important in the town including salt works, soap-making, brewing, brickmaking and pottery.

Today though, Prestonpans is primarily a commuter town for residents working in Edinburgh, Musselburgh, and other parts of East Lothian. The trainline helps with this. Conveniently, residents can get to central Edinburgh in just 15 minutes. Road links are also good via the A1 and A199 which will get residents to Edinburgh within about half an hour.

As for amenities and things to do, the town has the usual array of independent and chain shops. Prestonpans has the popular and famous Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, the sixth-oldest golf club in the world. The club is still home to The Old Club Cup, the world’s oldest golfing trophy still being played for. Prestonpans is also home to some impressive examples of historic architecture. Preston Tower dates from the 15th century and is the former seat of the Hamiltons of Preston. The gardens of the tower are a particular draw. The Mercat Cross is the only one of its kind in Scotland which remains in its original form and location, albeit uniquely surrounded by residential bungalows. Residents in Prestonpans also benefit from the various amenities in Musselburgh, and albeit a little further away, all the attractions and amenities to be found in Leith and Edinburgh.

In terms of local education, Prestonpans has town has two primary schools. Preston Tower Primary School and St. Gabriel’s. and the comprehensive Preston Lodge High School.

As of January 2024, the average price for a residential property in Prestonpans stood at £218,189. Though different property types in Prestonpans have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £351,588 for detached properties, £229,432 for semi-detached, £212,654 for terraced, and £157,516 for flats.

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 Prestonpans and wider East Lothian area property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Prestonpans or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Musselburgh at 187 North High Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6AN. We cover all properties across this area including Aberlady, Allanton, Alnwick, Ambie, Auchencrow, Ayton, Belford, Belhaven, Berwick Upon Tweed, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Dunbar, Duns, East Fortune, East Linton, Elphinstone, Eyemouth, Felton, Foulden, Garvald, Gavington, Gifford, Granthouse, Gullane, Haddington, Humbie, Longframlinton, Longniddry, Macmerry, Morpeth, Musselburgh, Norham, North Berwick, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton/Cockenzie, Preston, Prestonpans, Reston, Rothbury, St. Abbs, Scremerston, Seahouses, Spittal, Stenton, Swarland, Swinton, Tranent, Tweedmouth, Wallyford, Whitecraig and Wooler, equating to postcode areas EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, TD11, TD13, TD14 and TD15. 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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