Latest News from Almond Valley Property Centre

Festive Holidays

Dear landlords

Our offices will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 and we will re-open on Monday 7th January. We will be on emergency call throughout this period to ensure there are no issues with your properties. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! From all at Almond Valley
Posted on 4 Dec 2018

Festive Holidays

To all Landlords

We will be closed over the festive period from Friday 22nd December and we will return on Monday 8th January 2018. We will be on emergency call for all properties over this period. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year when it comes!
Posted on 21 Dec 2017

Moving Premises

Almond Valley Property Centre are moving premises on 16th March 2015. We will no longer be located in Carmondean South Road.

Our new address is 7 & 8 Inchwood Park, Bathgate, EH48 2EH

Many thanks

Almond Valley Property Centre
Posted on 12 Feb 2015

Deposit update

Letting Protection Service Scotland have given us some helpful information with regards to the useful lifespan of room decoration and various fixture and fittings which they use as a guideline with regards to deposits/disputes.

>Joint guidance issued by ARLA, NAEA, RICS and Asset Skills in the 'Guide to Best Practice for Inventory Providers'

>Useful lifespan of room decorations and various fitting and fixtures

Decorations
Hall, landing, stairs between 2 to 3 years
Living rooms approximately 4 years
Dining rooms approximately 6 years
Kitchen and bathrooms between 2 to 3 years
Bedrooms approximately 5 years

Carpets
Budget quality between 3 to 5 years
Medium quality between 5 to 10 years
Top quality up to 20 years

White goods
Washing machines between 3 to 5 years
Cookers/Ovens/Hobs between 4 to 6 years
Fridges between 5 to 8 years

Posted on 19 Jan 2015

West Lothian Council Waste permit Price Increase

Please see information from West Lothian Council regarding price increase to trader waste permits. This information can also be found on West Lothian Councils website.

If you are a trader, you will have to pre-purchase a permit from Operational Services, Deans Depot, Nairn Road, Deans Ind Estate, Livingston EH54 8AY.
The Trade Waste permits costs 71.88 (including VAT) for each visit (disposing of waste up to 500kg). This facility to traders is offered at all sites throughout the working week but only at the Deans Depot at weekends. Vehicles are limited to 3.5 tonnes. gross vehicle weight.

Posted on 1 Dec 2014