Serving the city of Perth is our High Street branch which is managed by Partner, Charlie Fraser and Branch Manager, James McKay. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
74 High Street
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Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Perth’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office on High Street. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
The market in Perth has remained very resilient as we ended Autumn and started winter in 2020.
The autumn market continued to see high levels of activity. A combination of pent up demand, lifestyle changes and favourable mortgage rates saw very high numbers of transactions at all levels of the market.
There is still high demand for quality family homes, bungalows, and flats and a shortage of supply for houses for families close to school. Whilst there was strong sales activity across most price bands in the region, there still remains less demand for properties below the £100,000 and above the £300,000 level, albeit interest has increased due to the temporary LBTT changes which are due to end on 31 March.
The new lockdown restrictions at the end of the year continued to have a major impact on individuals and businesses but critically the property market has remained open.
Interest in buying properties remained high with viewings up over 20% in the second half of 2020, however there may be a perception that the market is closed – this has naturally had a knock on effect for those who were potentially looking to buy or sell, or both.
The number of properties available on the market has dropped considerably and this in turn has created some fear among buyers that they may not be able to secure a home after selling. The consequence of this is a vicious circle where a small level of stock prohibits buyers from putting their own homes on the market.
Demand has remained strong though, so any well-presented properties coming to the market are being snapped up by eager buyers despite the lockdown conditions. There also remains a demand for new build developments as Bellway, Stephen Homes, Springfield Homes and Barratt Scotland amongst others, are actively developing sites in and around Perth.
The good news is that an increasingly number of people has received the vaccine and there is some hope that we may see an easing of restrictions by March – a good sign for the Spring market.
The Perth rental market ended the year with consistently high levels of activity, with plenty of demand for all types of property.
Into the New Year, quality stock levels are currently low for all categories, and this augurs well for any landlords or potential landlords looking to rent properties.
One and two bedroom flats remain as popular as ever with a marked increase of interest in the city from young people, and healthy rents of between £400 and £700 are still being achieved without too much difficulty. There has also been strong demand for larger family homes in and around Perth with significant appetite for homes with gardens and possible more space internally to allow working from home.
Demand continues to outstrip supply, particularly for two bedroom city centre flats, or modern flats with parking, again a key point for landlords. For those entering the market for the first time as well as existing landlords there is also the option to benefit from Aberdein Considine’s rent guarantee scheme.
Looking wider, the Perthshire rental market remains very active as the area remains popular with tenants based locally and further afield.
As we look towards the easing of restrictions in March or April we are likely to see a real shortage of rental properties without a much needed increase in stock.
The Fair City enjoys an enviable position on the banks of the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river. Due to its location, the city is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands.’ Following the decline of the whisky industry locally, the city's economy has now diversified to include insurance and banking. Today, Perth serves as a retail centre for the surrounding area.
Perth offers something for everyone, and although it is a peaceful and quiet place to live the city is known for its lively nightlife, with dozens of bars and nightclubs. Perth has a rich historical tapestry, with museums and theatres providing excellent cultural opportunities.
The town has a strong economy with leading development in renewable energy, health and transport. Perth is a transport hub to the rest of Scotland, with good road and rail links north to Inverness and Aberdeen and south to Edinburgh and Glasgow. With a choice of schools and excellent shopping and leisure amenities, as well as a professional football team, Perth blends the convenience of big city living with the charm and outdoor opportunities of a smaller town.
Crieff is a bustling town nestled amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Perthshire. Just 18 miles from Perth, Crieff has long been a hub for tourism. Every year, the Crieff Highland Games unite the community as competitors from all over the world flock to take part in traditional events such as tossing the caber.
The town boasts a variety of impressive Edwardian and Victorian property and two primary schools, with secondary schools in Crieff and in Perth. With impressive leisure and retail amenities, the town is also conveniently located, with both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports just an hour’s drive away and Stirling within easy commuting distance.
The attractive market town of Kinross is located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish lowlands. Kinross was declared a nature reserve in 1964 and the loch attracts around 20,000 pink-footed geese every autumn. The town has become known for these more unusual residents, with a sculpture of a goose in flight at the entrance to the town welcoming the thousands of geese who spend winter in the area.
The area is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, with miles of walking and cycling trails. If golfing or fishing is your thing, then Kinross is a fantastic place to live with several golf courses and lakes dotted around the land. History buffs also have plenty to enjoy here, as funding has been approved to restore the impressive Kinross Town Hall. Kinross offers an abundance of local shops and restaurants and good leisure amenities, with many lovely cafes where you can enjoy a bite to eat. The town is located just minutes away from the M90 and provides excellent transport links both north and south.
The pretty town of Pitlochry is near enough to Perth to be convenient but far enough to give a real feel of living in a small, country community. The town is within easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh and has been a bustling mountain resort since the railways arrived in 1863. The cultural scene is strong here; perhaps the best known is the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, offering year-round entertainment for tourists and residents alike.
For such a small town, the range of restaurants, cafes and shops is truly remarkable and there is a diverse range of retail outlets ranging from small, individual stores to larger, national outlets. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, it is perfect for weekends walking, cycling, or just spotting wildlife; deer, red squirrels and even golden eagles can be found here.
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