Home Report Rosyth

Home Report Rosyth

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 Rosyth 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 Rosyth, and the wider Fife 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 Rosyth

Rosyth is a town on the Firth of Forth with a population of roughly 13,700 residents. It is just three miles south of the larger town of Dunfermline and about a mile to the west of the town of Inverkeithing which it is almost contiguous, only separated by the M90 motorway. The town was planned alongside the port in 1909 as a garden city with accommodation for the construction workers and dockyard workers. The port has played a significant part in the local area and even country, it has contributed significantly to the defence efforts of the United Kingdom for over 80 years, even during both World Wars, until it was privatised in 1987 and Babcock International took over. Today, the dockyard is almost 1,300 acres in size, a large proportion of which was reclaimed during construction.

As such, the dockyard is a significant local employer and many residents are employed there, or in related sectors. The MoD, Babcock and various freight companies are the major employers in the area. However, due to Rosyth’s location and easy transport links, many residents also travel to work in nearby Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy and even Edinburgh. The proximity to the M90 motorway alone allows for easy travel by car further south into Edinburgh and the Lothians, south-west towards the greater Glasgow area, northwards into Fife, Angus, and further still to the Highlands of Scotland. Rosyth train station has regular services to Edinburgh, Dunfermline, and further into Fife as part of the Fife Circle line. Residents can also make use of Inverkeithing station just a short distance to the east of the town. Buses in and around the town are frequent both with local services for nearby travel and regional services for wider travel in Scotland. A ferry service used to transport people and freight to Zeebrugge in Belgium, however, this has since stopped. Scottish Enterprise Fife are looking at ways to expand the ferry services again to other European and domestic ports from Rosyth which in turn would bring economic benefits directly to the town and wider Fife area.

In terms of amenities and things to do, Rosyth has the usual chain stores, eateries, pubs and other shops you can expect in any town. Anyone interested in their history would appreciate a visit to the ruins of the 15th century Rosyth Castle, an impressive tower house and courtyard. The castle was built by Sir James Stewart of Rosyth. When built, it stood on an island connected by a causeway to the north shore of the River Forth only at low tide. Interestingly, all the land that surrounds the castle today was reclaimed within the last century as part of the development of the port. Residents also benefit from the various amenities in Dumfries, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, and Queensferry, all of which are just short travel times away.

Moving on to local education for children then, the local primary schools are Camdean Primary, King’s Road Primary, St Johns Primary, and Park Road Primary School. The local high school that most pupils attend is in the town of Inverkeithing, a short distance to the east.

As of January 2024, the average price for a residential property in Rosyth stood at £148,521. Though different property types in Rosyth have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £238,415 for detached properties, £174,769 for semi-detached, £144,754 for terraced, and £96,986 for flats. Though many larger 3- and 4-bedroom family homes are regularly selling for anywhere from £250,000 to just over £300,000 depending on the type and finish.

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 Rosyth and wider Fife council area property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Rosyth, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Dunfermline at 8 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. This office covers Aberdour, Blairhall, Bowershall, Cairneyhill, Carnock, Charlestown, Crombie, Crossford, Crossgates, Cowdenbeath, Culross, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fordell, Gowkhall, Hillend, Hill of Beath, Inverkeithing, Kelty, Kincardine, Kingseat, Limekilns, Low Valleyfield, Newmills, North Queensferry, Oakley, Pattiesmuir, Rosyth, Saline, Steelend, Torryburn, Townhill, and Wellwood equating to postcode areas of KY3, KY4, KY5, KY11, KY12, KY13 and FK10. 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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  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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