City firm eyes £1.5m in sales

A SPECIALIST contractors firm in Edinburgh is predicting a sales surge of £1.5 million after spotting a niche in the market for a fixed price maintenance contract to service Scotland's burgeoning residential letting market.

One Call Home Assist is offering an alternative to maintenance contracts offered to landlords by British Gas and has set a target of signing up at least 3000 contracts in the Edinburgh and Lothians by the end of the year.

In Edinburgh alone, there are estimated to be 20,000 rented properties.