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.
The residential property market in Glasgow has continued to generate high levels of activity throughout 2021, with a significant volume of enquiries and plenty of competition for property during the third quarter.
The pent up demand we have experienced throughout the last 18 months continues with no sign of slowing down, 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% over the HR Value.
Demand for outside space has also been in great demand following lockdown and desire to have their own private outside space. Home working also still continues creating demand for more space in the way of a designated office space.
Glasgow lockdown measures being eased have created reassurance and a buzz again in the city with eateries enjoying busy brunching, lunching and socialising as a whole! More footfall with the markets in Shawlands, Langside, Cathcart, Pollokshields & the ever popular East Renfrewshire all in high demand.
With buyers still 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 and we anticipate the market remaining busy into the autumn months.
The rental sector in the Southside continues to be extremely buoyant with demand outstripping supply in the third quarter.
Demand continues to grow with large volumes of enquiries for each available lease and several applications for landlords to choose between.
This increased demand for larger rental properties seems to have been enhanced by tenants looking for more space for homeworking and gardens. Although we are surrounded with beautiful parks in the Southside of Glasgow with Rouken Glen, Queens Park & Pollok Park on our doorsteps the importance of outside private space is more desired than ever.
According to Citylets, average rents in the city are 8.9% higher year on year to £882, with Glasgow standing alone amidst Scotland’s major cities again recording growth across all property (1-4 bed) types.
As a university city, there has also 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.
We have also seen an increase in volume in a new type of tenant - sellers who have sold and have unfortunately been able to find a suitable property to purchase so renting is the perfect option also putting them in a stronger position as a buyer.
With a continuing shortage of property to rent, this would be an ideal time for those considering becoming a landlord to take another look at the market.
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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