Home Report Viewpark
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 Viewpark 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 Viewpark, and wider North 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 Viewpark
Viewpark, in North Lanarkshire, is a residential area of roughly 15,500 people immediately to the north-east of Uddingston on the north-side of the M74 motorway, and just over a mile west of Bellshill. The population figure also includes the smaller adjoining neighbourhoods of Birkenshaw, Bellziehill, Calderbraes, Fallside and Tannochside under the Thorniewood ward of the local council. Viewpark is often mistaken as being a post-war development of Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, due to its immediate proximity to the town and confusing map lines and postcodes, literally one step over one street can put you in either town and locality.
Viewpark is seen as a post-World War II area, however, it was mostly rural up until the 19th century, when the foundations of the area as we know it today were laid. The construction of Viewpark House and other mansions, the mineral riches of coal in the area, the construction of the new Edinburgh Road, and the Clydeside Junction Railway, brought new residents to the area. Then, the residents mainly lived in the typical hamlets of miners’ row cottages of the time. Moving forward some years later, the post-World War II development as we know it today was originally built to house displaced miners and was erected quickly over the 1940s and 50s.
Viewpark takes its name from a onetime rural estate of the area, Viewpark House – built around 1835 – and grounds, now unfortunately demolished. The grounds, however, now named Viewpark Gardens, persist, and despite being quite hidden, offer an attractive place for horticultural enthusiasts with Japanese and Highland plant displays on show for visitors, among other plant collections. It also hosts an annual Summer Flower Festival. The Gardens have other attractions like the various water features – miniature waterfalls and ponds – attracting all manner of wildlife, not to mention four glasshouses showcasing tropical fish, cacti and more. The demonstration gardens and the ‘Sustainable Garden’ give visitors ideas and suggestions for plants suitable for the average house and garden. One of the most striking is the ‘Black and White’ garden. Additionally, there is a modern play area for young children to enjoy.
At one time the area had its own local industry and major employers, notably the Caterpillar Tractor Company, and Ranco Motors, as well as a sizeable workforce for the Ravenscraig Steel Facility. These companies have long closed and now residents mainly commute to Glasgow city, and the wider Lanarkshire area, due to the proximity of the M74 and M8 motorways. Many of the former industrial sites have been built upon with new modern housing stock.
In terms of local schooling, Viewpark is served by two primary schools, St John Paul II Primary school, was created as a result of the amalgamation of St Columba’s and St Gabriel’s primary schools in May 2006, and Tannochside Primary School and Nursery. The nearby secondary schools are Cardinal Newman in Bellshill and Uddingston Grammar School. Fallside Secondary School is a small facility for pupils with special educational and behavioural needs.
As of January 2021, the average price for property in Viewpark stood at £76,004. This is a rise of 0.56% in the last three months (since October 2020) and a rise of 4.20% since October 2019.
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 Viewpark property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Viewpark or other North Lanarkshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Hamilton, 32 Campbell Street, ML3 6AF. We cover all residential properties in ML3, G71 and ML9 equating to areas Ashgill, Bothwell, Burnbank, Hamilton, Larkhall, Netherburn, Quarter, Stonehouse, Uddingston and Viewpark. 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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