Home Report Rutherglen
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 Rutherglen 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 Rutherglen, and wider South Lanarkshire 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 Rutherglen
The town of Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire has existed in its own right for well over 1000 years. One of Scotland’s oldest royal burghs, the award made the town an important centre for trade. The town even played a role in the Wars of Independence, with Rutherglen Castle changing hands between the Scots and English several times before the last remnants disappeared in the 18th century.
Prior to the 19th century, the town was mostly known as a weaving and mining village. However, as the industrial revolution beckoned Rutherglen changed to a more industrial area with its own shipyard, that produced many of the paddle steamers including the famous Clutha ferry boats that took commuters up and doon the River Clyde.
The town today is really a suburb of Glasgow, despite being administratively part of South Lanarkshire, and the area’s third-largest town. Even though it is just three miles from Glasgow City Centre, the town has a self-contained, almost village-like vibe. The rather broad main street – a legacy of horse fairs that once took place – has many amenities including a shopping centre, banks, pubs, and a fair few local takeaways. The prominent Rutherglen Town Hall - originally constructed in 1862 and following a £12.5m refurbishment this grade A listed site - reopened in 2005 and is now a vital part of the community. Following its highly successful renovation, the Town Hall now houses an award-winning Cafe, runs a variety of performances from dramatic plays to musicals to kids shows, can be hired for events such as meetings, conferences and wedding receptions. Shawfield Greyhound Stadium is also nearby for the chance to watch regular dog racing. While technically not in Rutherglen, the Cathkin Braes Golf Course is nearby and is a challenging moorland course.
Rutherglen is served by a regular train service directly to Glasgow Central Station. The area is also well served by buses too, again into Glasgow city centre or further into South Lanarkshire and elsewhere.
In terms of education, there are a number of primary and secondary schools in and nearby Rutherglen serving the wider conurbation of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Burnside, and other areas. Loch Primary and Cathkin Primary are feeder schools for Cathkin High School which is located at Whitlawburn just outside the Rutherglen boundaries and is primarily the secondary school for Cambuslang. Conversely, two schools located in Cambuslang (James Aiton and Park View) are feeders for Stonelaw High in Rutherglen, as is Toryglen Primary in Glasgow plus Bankhead, Burgh, Burnside, Calderwood and Spittal Primaries within the burgh. Trinity High – which St Anthony's, St Mark's and St Columbkille's Primaries are affiliated – is the only Catholic secondary school for both towns, as is the case for Rutherglen High School.
Rutherglen has an array of residential property types. There are council-built homes in places but given the history of the area, there are some fantastic red and white sandstone Georgian and Victorian villas, as well as spacious terraces, plus a host of more modern 3 and 4 bedroom bungalows with spacious gardens. As of October 2020, the average price for property in Rutherglen stood at £157,378. This is a rise of 0.24% in the last three months (since July 2020). However, this average hides quite a range, and it is not uncommon for larger properties to sell from well over £300,000 up to £500,000 for exceptional cases. Likewise, larger, modern family homes regularly sell anywhere between the £300,000 and £400,000 range, with some achieving even higher selling prices depending on the area, gardens, and finish or additions.
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 Rutherglen property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Rutherglen or other South Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in East Kilbride at Suite 7, Jacobean House, Glebe Street, G74 4LY. We cover all properties across this area, Auldhouse, Blantyre, Burnside, Busby, Caldermill, Calderwood, Cambuslang, Carmunnock, Cathkin, Chapelton, Clarkston, Drumclog, Drumsagard Village, Dungavel, Eaglesham, East Kilbride, Fernhill, Flemington, Greenhills, Hairmyres, High Blantyre, Kirkhill, Lindsayfield, Nerston, Newton, Peel Park, Priory Bridge, Rutherglen, St. Leonards, Sandford, Spittal, Stewartfield, Strathaven, The Murray, Thorntonhall, Waterfoot, Westburn and Westwood, equating to postcode areas G72, G73, G74, G75, G76, ML10. 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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