Serving the Shawlands area of Glasgow is our Kilmarnock Road branch which is managed by Partner, Dougie Telfer and Branch Manager, Susan Farmer. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
251 Kilmarnock Road
DX: DX 501180 SHAWLANDS
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Glasgow’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Shawlands. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
After a very busy winter period, the residential property market Glasgow has continued to generate high levels of activity during the first three months of 2021, with a significant volume of enquiries and plenty of competition for property.
The pent up demand we saw during 2020 has certainly has seen no letup in the early part of the year, with even more competition as stock remained low and closing dates in regular occurrence.
Around 80% of all our stock achieved closing dates with figures regularly 10-15% over the Home Report value and on occasion achieving a staggering 20%.
There are buyers for all sections of the market, and this only increased with the relaunch of the First Home Fund although this has now closed. Demand for outside space has also been in great demand following lockdown and desire to have their own private outside space to enjoy especially in the upcoming spring / summer months.
Glasgow has been under tight lockdown measures for an extended period but the Southside continues to generate significant interest, with the markets in Shawlands, Langside, Cathcart, Pollokshields & the ever popular East Renfrewshire all in high demand.
With buyers slightly reluctant to put their own homes on the market given the lack of properties to buy this is creating a slight bottleneck. We have been recommending to all our clients to sell now, not only to benefit from an optimal sale price, but to allow them to financially plan correctly for their next purchase and put themselves in a stronger position as a buyer.
In many cases, sellers are not accepting higher offers at closing date situations due to the potential buyer being subject to sale. The solution has been to agree a longer date of entry, say three to four months, providing plenty of time to find something to buy with the understanding they will bring the date of entry forward if they can once an offer has been secured. So far this is proving to work well.
There are undoubtedly grounds for optimism as we look ahead, particularly with vaccine roll out progressing well, and this should hopefully have a positive impact on the property market and wider economy.
The rental sector in the Southside has been extremely busy in the first three months of 2021 following a very busy end to the year.
Demand continues to be high with large volumes of enquiries for each available lease and several applications for landlords to choose between.
The average rent of properties in Glasgow during the fourth quarter of 2020 was £841, up 4.7% compared to last year. On average 75% of properties were let within a month.
Three bedroom properties in the city boasted the greatest year-on-year increase in average rent, rising by 9.6% to £1,198, with TTL down 14 at 24 days. This increased demand for larger rental properties seems to have been enhanced by tenants looking for more space for homeworking and gardens in the event of further lockdown restrictions.
As a university city, there also has been increased demand for one beds from students looking for sole occupancy where previously they would have been expected to be in halls or sharing HMOs with other students.
A further factor coming into play is that in previous years of financial difficulties we have found that the lettings sector has excelled with those who are not prepared or not in a position to commit to buying a property looking to rent instead.
It’s fair to say there is some shortage of available property and with some hope for optimism that things may return to some normality in the coming weeks now might be an ideal time to explore the market if you’ve been thinking about becoming a landlord.
Shawlands is a bustling and vibrant area of Glasgow that has rapidly become one of the hubs of Glasgow’s Southside. Restaurants, bars, and excellent shopping can be found here, along with extensive transport links into the city centre and around Glasgow. Although the area consists mainly of tenement flats, there are a number of cottages and family homes to be found here too. The nearby Queen’s Park is a beautiful, large green space, extremely popular with local residents. Steeped in history, the park boasts children’s play areas, a golf course, a boating pond, allotments, and fabulous view of Glasgow. Shawlands also has a strong cultural scene, hosting both the Southside festival and the Wee Chill Music Festival.
The popular area of Dennistoun is located to the east of Glasgow city centre. The area contains a large amount of traditional tenement buildings, as well as detached and terraced family homes. Dennistoun’s proximity to the city centre, and excellent rail and bus links, makes it an extremely desirable part of Glasgow for house-hunters. The large Alexandra Park is popular with local residents who want to seek out a tranquil green space on sunny days, and the community is well served with shopping and leisure facilities. With easy access to a range of schools, from nursery to secondary, Dennistoun is excellently located for both families and professionals working in and around Glasgow.
Pollokshields is a popular and diverse area situated within easy reach of Glasgow’s bustling city centre. A Victorian conservation area, Pollokshields has a blend of traditional tenements and large family homes on leafy streets. There are some great shopping opportunities to be found here; the eastern side of Pollokshields has an impressive array of South Asian shops selling fruit, meat, and clothes, which attracts shoppers from all over the city. The local Burgh Hall is a community hub, hosting events and conferences. With a number of schools at both primary and secondary level, its own strong local community and railway stations, a subway station and an excellent bus network, Pollokshields offers much for house-hunters.
The popular Dumbreck area of Glasgow is excellently located within easy reach of Glasgow city centre. The beautiful Bellahouston and Pollok Country Parks are right on the doorstep, offering tranquil green havens for those sunny weekends. As well as plenty of walking and cycling routes in the immediate area, the nearby Burrell Collection and House for an Art Lover also satisfy residents’ cultural needs. Transport links in the area are excellent, with easy access onto the city’s extensive road network and good rail and bus provisions, too. Dumbreck also has plenty of local amenities such as shops and restaurants, and the area is also in range of a number of good schools.
Langside is ideally located for house-hunters who wish to be near the centre of Glasgow, but also want to live in a smaller community. The area has a rich heritage; there is a Langside heritage trail that takes in around four miles of historical landmarks and points of interest. The area has become an increasingly trendy and desirable place to live in recent years, offering a mix of traditional tenements and larger, family homes. Its proximity to Glasgow’s city centre means it has excellent transport links, including its own railway station and a good bus network. There are also plenty of local amenities, including some excellent bars and restaurants.
Once rated the most desirable postcode in Scotland in which to live, Cathcart is a popular and upmarket part of Glasgow with much to offer house-hunters. While conveniently close to Glasgow city centre, the area has a strong sense of local community. The area is near to the fantastic Queen’s Park, which is a beautiful large green space offering children’s play areas, a golf course, a boating pond, allotments, and fabulous view of Glasgow. There are plenty of shops and local amenities to be found here, and the area is within easy reach of the city centre by bus or by train.
Originally a small village on the outskirts of Glasgow, Strathbungo is a vibrant residential area with a rich heritage. Full of impressive architecture, part of Strathbungo is a conservation area, and the community is extremely proud of its historical roots. Nearby train stations and a good bus network mean you can be in the city centre easily and quickly, and there is a good range of local amenities, with plenty of independent shops, a farmers’ market in nearby Queens Park and plenty of eateries and bars. As well as a strong community, with a number of fun events organised throughout the year, there are ample local leisure opportunities, including allotments, football and cricket.
The upmarket residential area of Newlands is ideally located within easy reach of Glasgow’s vibrant city centre. Part of Newlands is a conservation area, with some truly stunning properties such as large sandstone villas. There are also great shopping facilities nearby, including a supermarket and plenty of smaller local shops and cafes. The local park offers a lovely green space with tennis courts, and also hosts community events such as fetes. The area has excellent transport links, with Glasgow city centre just 15 minutes away by car, train, or bus and, with all Newlands has to offer, it’s easy to see why this area is among the most sought-after in Glasgow.
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