Home Report Stockbridge

Home Report Stockbridge

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 Stockbridge 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 the Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge

While relatively condensed, Stockbridge is a popular district in Edinburgh, located to the north of the city centre, adjacent to the New Town and Comely Bank. It is particularly desirable for its cobbled streets and plentiful, elegant Georgian tenements and houses, leafy streets, abundant amenities, and its closeness to the city centre; it’s practically a hop, skip and a jump away, or just about 10 minutes by walking.

Stockbridge started life as a village on the outskirts of Edinburgh by the Water of Leith. St. Bernard’s Well, a natural spring, which was also rumoured by locals to have healing powers. Eventually became one of the city’s original suburbs before eventually being encompassed and incorporated into the city proper. It still has a distinctive feeling, likely due to the more meandering street pattern which differs from the straight lines and grids of the nearby New Town. Today, the area has a friendly atmosphere and strong community spirit that’s popular with all manner of peoples.

As for amenities and things to do, Stockbridge has Edinburgh city centre on its doorstep all amenities therein, but the area still plenty to choose from within the area, mostly on Raeburn Place the mainstreet of Stockbridge. There are many local independent shops from the usual to the speciality, cafes, restaurants, as well as many well-stocked charity stores. The fantastic Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are a short distance away to the north, but practically on the doorstep for most residents. Every Sunday all year round a there’s a great farmer’s market by the water of Leith. Small independent traders offer their products and with lots of samples to nibble.

Each year Stockbridge also hosts a unique community festival, normally lasting nine or so days at the end of June since 1988. The festival has held the Stockbridge Duck Race to raise money for local charities. 1000 rubber ducks are released into the Water of Leith with a number written on its head and the first ducks past the winning line wins prizes for their sponsors. “Duck Wardens” follow the ducks to keep them out of the reeds and to stop children spectating from falling into the river.

In terms of local education, Stockbridge is home to the independent Edinburgh Academy Junior and Senior Schools. State schools in the area include Stockbridge Primary School, and the nearby secondary schools are Drummond Community High School, and Saint Mary’s RC Primary School.
In May 2024, property in the Stockbridge area was at an average value of £329,913. However, many larger Georgian properties will easily sell for over £1 million.

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 Stockbridge and wider Edinburgh property market that nobody else can. If you’re looking for a home report in Stockbridge 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

Opening Hours:

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

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Please get in touch for any and all enquiries regarding a home report in Stockbridge. Shepherds will be happy to provide a free quote, or even just answer any important questions you may have. To find other offices please visit our branch list. If you request a quote a member of our team will respond within 24 hours.

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