Home Report Uddingston
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 Uddingston 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 Uddingston, and the 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 Uddingston
Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, is a small town of about 6,400 residents about seven miles south-east of Glasgow city centre. It is to the north of the River Clyde separating Uddingston from neighbouring towns of Blantyre to the south and Cambuslang to the west. It has a contiguous border with the affluent town of Bothwell and their respective main streets are just a couple of miles apart, well within walking distance of one another.
Somewhat confusing is the nearby North Lanarkshire settlements of Tannochside, Calderbraes, Fallside, Viewpark, Birkenshaw and Spindlehowe – although separated by the M74 motorway – are often considered districts of Uddingston due to its greater historic significance. The population of this larger conurbation is approximately 23,000 residents but could not be considered part of Uddingston proper.
Today, Uddingston serves as a popular residential commuter suburb of Glasgow. With above-average property prices, though not as high as nearby Bothwell’s, it has earned its reputation as a prosperous and popular satellite of Glasgow.
Uddingston today is perhaps most well-known as the home of the beloved Tunnock’s Confectionary brand and factory, which also operates a small tea-room on the main street. This contributes much to the town’s local economy. As does the nearby industrial estate and retail park located on Bellshill Road. This is confusingly named Bothwell Park but is located within Uddingston. In previous times coal mining was a major industry in the area before it began to decline, thereby putting Uddingston on the path to become primarily the commuter suburb for Glasgow we know it as today.
The town was also once home to Glasgow’s Zoo, when it opened in 1947 until its eventual difficulties and closure in 2003. The site now contains several private housing developments, effectively creating a new suburb known as Broomhouse which, despite sharing Uddingston’s G71 postcode, lies within the boundaries of neighbouring Glasgow City Council and is geographically closer to the east end suburb of Baillieston than Uddingston proper.
In terms of amenities today, Uddingston has a fair amount going on for a small town. This is more than likely because of its unique local economic circumstances, proximity to nearby towns, Glasgow, transport links, and desirable housing stock. On its main street, it has a nice variety of independent cafes, restaurants, newsagents, pubs, takeaways, and other local businesses. There are several sports clubs in the town including two gyms, a multi-sports club, a bowling and tennis club, plus Calderbraes Golf Club nearby. Bothwell Castle Golf Club is also practically on Uddingston’s doorstep in the grounds of the ruined 13th century Bothwell Castle, now a visitor attraction. The castle has a rich history featuring significantly in Scotland’s wars of independence.
Being a commuter town, transport links are well established. Trains run regularly to Glasgow Central from Uddingston train station while regular bus services connect the town to Glasgow and the wider South Lanarkshire area. The M74 motorway runs directly to the north and east of Uddingston, with junctions situated at either end of the town and easy connections on to the M8 too for ease of travel into Glasgow or on to Edinburgh.
As for local schooling, there are two local primary schools, the Roman Catholic St John the Baptist Primary School and the non-denominational Muiredge Primary School. Uddingston Grammar School is the non-denominational secondary school. Uddingston Grammar’s catchment extends over both the motorway and the river, encompassing primary schools in Bothwell, Birkenshaw, Tannochside and Newton (Cambuslang). The closest Roman Catholic secondary schools are Holy Cross High School, Hamilton and Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill.
Uddingston has an excellent selection of housing types. Luxurious modern family homes and fantastic examples of red Georgian and Victorian sandstone villas are available throughout the town. As of March 2021, property in Uddingston stood at an average price of £188,231. This is a fall of 0.47% in the last three months (since December 2020) and a rise of 4.14% since March 2020. However, this average hides quite a range, and it is not uncommon for larger detached sandstone properties or high-end modern homes to sell anywhere between the £500,000 and £800,000 range, with some achieving even higher selling prices depending on the street 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 an in-depth knowledge of the Uddingston property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Uddingston or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Hamilton at 32 Campbell Street, Hamilton, ML3 6AS. We cover all properties across this area including Ashgill, Bothwell, Burnbank, Hamilton, Larkhall, Netherburn, Stonehouse, Uddingston, Viewpark, and the Village of Quarter, equating to postcode areas ML3, ML9 and G71. 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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