Home Report Renfrew
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 Renfrew 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 Renfrew, and wider Renfrewshire 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 Renfrew
About six miles to the West of Glasgow lies Renfrew, a town of roughly 22,000 residents in the Renfrewshire council area. Renfrew has had some form of habitation since the Iron Age, but recorded history began around the 12th century, when lands in the area were granted to Walter Fitz Alan, the High Steward of Scotland.
Before the 19th century, the traditional industries of Renfrewshire were noted for their variety and diversity. Weaving and associated trades were common in the county and nearby Paisley became particularly notable for with “The Paisley Pattern” emerging. However, it was the onset of The Industrial Revolution that saw Renfrew as we know it today take shape, with the emergence of large-scale mills in the area. In the 1930s, around 28,000 people were employed in the Coats mills in the town. Shipbuilding was also a major aspect of the economy until the eventual decline of the industry in the 1950s and early 60s.
Today, that industry is all but gone, yet fantastic remnants and buildings remain, listed, or repurposed for modern services. Due to its location Renfrew primarily serves as a commuter town for residents working in nearby Paisley and Glasgow. However, Hillington Park Industrial Estate, the largest in Scotland, can be found in the town and is a significant employer of local residents, with over 500 businesses employing approximately 8000 people. Renfrew is also home to the engineering company Doosan Babcock (formerly Babcock & Wilcox), King George V Dock and the Braehead retail development.
Transport links for the town are well developed, the M8 motorway intersects Renfrew and two junctions at Arkleston and Braehead provide access to the town, with the neighbouring town of Paisley largely lying on the opposite side. The Renfrew Ferry connects to Yoker on the north bank of the Clyde, with the crossing taking a few minutes to make. The town has no dedicated railway station, but Paisley, Hillington West and East stations are short journeys away. There are however many regular bus services to Glasgow, Paisley, Glasgow Airport, and further afield. The town benefits from close proximity to Glasgow airport which is just a 10-minute drive away.
In terms of amenities, Renfrew has a lot to choose from. Soar Intu and Braehead Shopping Centre contain allow for several types of activities from indoor snow sports to shopping and dining. Other attractions in Renfrew include an indoor go-karting circuit, Renfrew Golf Club, and Robertson Park which offers various amenities and activities including a duck pond, floral gardens, BMX course, skate park, tennis courts, bowling green, sensory garden, cycle tracks, swing parks and a small animal enclosure. The stunning A-listed mid-Victorian Renfrew Town Hall building often referred to as the ‘Disney Castle’ for its distinctive tower, should be your starting point, housing a VisitScotland 4-star-awarded community museum which tells the story of Renfrew’s rich heritage. The Grade ‘B’ listed Victory Baths (Renfrew Victory Baths) are a particularly fine example of an Edwardian 25-yard swimming pool and the King George V Playing Field has six full-sized pitches for playing football, rugby and cricket.
In terms of schools, the town is served by five primary schools, Arkleston Primary school, Newmains Primary, Kirklandneuk, St James Primary, and Inchinnan Primary, and two secondary schools, Renfrew High School, and Trinity High School.
The average price for property in Renfrew stood at £170,408 in January 2024. Though different property types in Renfrew have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £273,310 for detached properties, £196,619 for semi-detached, £173,015 for terraced, and £113,318 for flats. In 2018, Renfrew was named as one of the best towns to live in a UK survey from Royal Mail. It ranked market towns across the UK and listed Renfrew as the 8th best in Scotland. It was the only Renfrewshire town to make the list.
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 Renfrew property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Renfrew or other Renfrewshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Paisley at Mirren Chambers, 41 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EX. We cover all properties across this area from Barrhead, Bishopton, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Dargavel, Elderslie, Erskine, Houston, Howwood, Johnstone, Kilbarchen, Linwood, Neilston, Paisley, Renfrew, and Uplawmoor, equating to postcode areas PA1, PA2, PA3, PA4, PA5, PA6, PA7, PA8, PA9, PA10, PA11, G78. 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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