Latest News from Almond Valley Property Centre

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

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Our office will close on 24th December and re-open on Thursday 8th January 2015. Our emergency service will be available throughout this period. In the event of an emergency please call 07793673109. We would like to wish all our clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Posted on 1 Dec 2014

Tenant deposit scheme

We are pleased to announce that all tenant deposits as of the begining of Novemeber have been safely transferred to the LPS Scotland as per current legislation. Following bad press in relation to poor practices in the Letting Industry as a whole, Almond Valley Property Centre are happy to be one of the first letting agents in Scotland to comply with ALL tenant deposits being transferred before the offical deadline date passes next year.
Posted on 27 Nov 2012