Home Report Stonehouse
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 Stonehouse 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 Stonehouse, 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 Stonehouse
Stonehouse is a rural village in South Lanarkshire, on the Avon Water, with a population of roughly 7,500 residents. It is an area of historical interest and natural beauty near the Clyde Valley, which itself is a well-known area of natural beauty possessing an abundance of woodland, rivers, and nature.
Stonehouse began to develop more in the time of the agricultural and industrial revolution when it developed an excellent reputation for weaving, so much so that the local weavers became renowned for their workmanship. This brought much prosperity to the village so much so that many could outright own their own property. Streets of privately owned cottages were built such as those of Hill Road, Camnethan Street and Queen Street. These Streets form part of the conservation area and still retain the character and beauty of their former existence. Inevitably as the 19th century approached and came the weaving industry declined and some years later into the 20th century the main industry of the area became coal mining. Across Lanarkshire, there were some 190 pits of various sizes but have all now since closed with the once vast coal seems almost entirely worked out.
Today, Stonehouse is primarily a residential commuter town for Hamilton, East Kilbride and Glasgow. Its main street has the usual independent businesses and supermarkets but not as many amenities as nearby Strathaven or Larkhall. However, the village is close enough to both by car and bus to benefit from them.
In terms of transport links, the town is on the A71 trunk road between Edinburgh and Kilmarnock providing connections to the wider area and to the M74 a short journey away. Stonehouse has regular bus transport to the nearby towns of Larkhall, Hamilton, East Kilbride and Strathaven. While there was at one time a dedicated railway station, it, unfortunately, closed in 1965, and the closest station is now in Larkhall. The Larkhall station line does connect to Glasgow Central Station though.
As for amenities, the village has the usual independent businesses and shops but does not have too much else to speak of, but benefits from proximity to Strathaven and Larkhall in this regard. Both have plenty to choose from such as additional choice of supermarkets, children’s activities, cinemas, restaurants, pubs and more.
In terms of local schooling, Stonehouse has two primary schools: Stonehouse Primary and Newfield Primary. Both of these schools are within the catchment area of Larkhall Academy, but some children in the village attend Strathaven Academy. The closest Catholic primary school is St. Patrick’s Primary School in Strathaven.
As of March 2021, the average price for a residential property in Stonehouse stood at £151,171. This is a rise of 0.42% in the last three months (since December 2020) and a rise of 7.49% since March 2020. A development of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes is currently under development by Persimmon.
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 an in-depth knowledge of the Stonehouse and South Lanarkshire property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Stonehouse or wider South Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Hamilton at 32 Campbell Street, Hamilton, ML3 6AS. This office covers postcode areas ML3, G71 and ML9 equating to the areas of Ashgill, Bothwell, Burnbank, Hamilton, Larkhall, Netherburn, Quarter, Stonehouse, Uddingston and Viewpark. 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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