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.
Glasgow has experienced an exceptionally busy period during the summer and autumn months, with very high volumes of enquiries and plenty of competition for property.
Undoubtedly there was substantial pent up demand which was released following lockdown, and we experienced one of the busiest periods for many years.
There have been and are buyers for all sections of the market, and we continue to see further activity from first time buyers, which is encouraging for the future.
The city has endured very tight lockdown measures over the last few weeks and given we are now in the middle of a further mini lockdown, this has had some impact on activity.
However, the Southside continues to generate significant interest, with the markets in Shawlands, Langside, Cathcart, Pollokshields all busy.
Although Covid is still with us, there has certainly been grounds for optimism in recent weeks, not least the positive news around the progress on vaccines.
Furthermore, there are signs that we are seeing the return of the 90% mortgage market, including deals for first time buyers, home movers and those remortgaging. The city is still a big attraction for employers and employees and once we begin to see an economic upturn, the city and the local housing market should benefit from this.
Despite the significant challenges faced by the country this year, there is broad hope that, with the introduction of a vaccine, this will help the economy and ultimately the housing market.
The rental sector in the Southside has been extremely busy since the end of the initial lockdown period, and we’ve seen steady activity well into the third quarter of the year.
Across Scotland, rents were driven higher during the third quarter, rising by 5.4% year-on-year to £865 on average. This growth was particularly concentrated in three and four bedroom properties, which saw a 10.4% and 13.6% year-on-year increase in average rent, respectively.
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.
The average rent of properties in Glasgow during the third quarter of 2020 was £841, up 4.7% compared to last year. Three bedroom properties in the city boasted the greatest year-on-year increase in average rent, rising by 9.6% to £1,198.
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.
Time to let for Glasgow properties increased by nine days year-on-year, to stand at 36 days. One bedroom properties were the fastest to be let out at 20 days, five days slower than last year.
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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