West Lothian

Area Guide For West Lothian

West Lothian is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire, the Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire. The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the West Lothian district of the Lothian region. The county of West Lothian was called Linlithgowshire or the County of Linlithgow until 1921. Before it was abolished in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the county contained six burghs. Two are now outside the West Lothian unitary council area: On abolition in 1975 the county, with the exception of the Bo'ness area, was included in the Lothian Region. Bo'ness became part of the Central Region. Lothian Region was divided into four districts, one of which was named West Lothian and approximated to the former county. West Lothian District was created in 1975, comprising the county of West Lothian; less the burghs of Bo'ness and South Queensferry and the Kirkliston area; it also included the East Calder and West Calder districts of the former county of Midlothian.


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Estimated Price: £171,007
Average Asking Price: £180,291
Price change in last one year: £14,736
Average Price Paid: £143,593
Average Rent Rates: £693


Property Prices Breakdown in West Lothian

Average Price for property in West Lothian is around £171,007 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £277,026 for detached house to around £153,752 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £125,949 and a flat is worth £119,317. Values have been changing and have risen £1,690 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £4,806 in last 6 months, £14,736 in last 1 year, £18,127 in last 2 years, £22,549 in last 3 years, £21,364 in last 4 years and £18,115 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in West Lothian is around £180,291 based on approximately 2,307 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 139 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £693 per month.

Estimated property value in West Lothian is £171,007. Average asking price is £180,291 while average price paid is £147,537 which is up by £14,736 and Avg. asking rent £693.Based on an Online Survey

Buyers are willing to pay high dollar prices to grab these properties because of the recent trend in real estate investment especially in West Lothian area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £147,537 based on approximately 2,307 sales in West Lothian area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 6,258 properties where buyers paid around £144,292. It has been same for some time now for e.g. if you take an average of amount paid in last 5 years, it comes to around £143,593 for 9,456 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 14,071 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £142,451 per sale.


Properties For Sale in West Lothian


Breakdown of asking prices for homes of different sizes show that price varies clearly based on no of bedrooms and type of house. Asking price for a house with 1 bedroom is around £78,974, £105,440 for a 2 bedroom house, £139,788 for a 3 bedroom house, £237,776 for a 4 bedroom house and £380,398 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £70,854 for a single bedroom to £104,308 for a 2 bedroom Flat. Same is the case with 3 bedroom flat £124,389 and £138,200 for a 4 bedroom flat. To sum up the asking prices for properties in West Lothian it comes to around average £72,577 for 1 bedroom property, £104,865 for 2 bedroom, £138,678 for 3 bedroom, £235,793 for 4 bedroom and £380,398 for a 5 bedroom property.

Rent per calendar month varies similarly based on type and size of the house. If you look at the rents per month for houses alone it can vary from £1,319 for 1 bedroom to £570 for 2 bedrooms, £853 for 3 bedrooms, £980 for 4 bedrooms and £1,250 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 1 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £543. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 2 bedroom flat it will be around £548 and £599 for 3 bedroom. You should be generally be expecting around average £722 rent per month for single bedroom property, £555 for 2 bedroom, £792 for 3 bedroom, £980 for 4 bedroom and approximately £1,250 for a 5 bedroom property in West Lothian area.

Popular Houses in West Lothian

Disclaimer : Location real estate estimates and values are based on House price index background data and Sales data provided by United Kingdom Land registry Records available as public records from their website. This information is updated monthly on our website and may not reflect all public transactions. This information is based on estimated calculation generated from our developed algorithms. We are striving to make this information as accurate and useful as possible. This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1/1/1995 to 9/1/2014. © Crown copyright 2014. Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014.

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