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Could Sandfields be the Swansea BTL hotspot for 2019?
Could Sandfields be the Swansea BTL hotspot for 2019?
So now we have been able to take stock of 2018, what opportunities could 2019 bring? Thinking ahead to what locations in Swansea will be of interest to tenants this coming ...
Case Study: Uplands Buy to Let Renovation
Case Study: Uplands Buy to Let Renovation
I’ve been working in the buy-to-let market in Swansea for over 15 years, and it’s my aim now to use my knowledge and lettings expertise to help Swansea landlords and ...
Planning for 2019
Planning for 2019
With all the excitement and anticipation of the New Year ahead, we’re encouraging landlords to look to and plan for 2019 with their rental properties in mind. We firmly believe ...
Why Won’t Landlords Let to Benefits Tenants?
Why Won’t Landlords Let to Benefits Tenants?
The homelessness charity Shelter have been raising awareness of the difficulties housing benefit claimants face when looking for private rental properties. According to the Residential Landlord Association’s (RLA) Housing Benefit expert Bill Irvine, housing benefit ...
A Tenant Guide to Avoiding Deposit Deductions
A Tenant Guide to Avoiding Deposit Deductions
Despite what the news would have you believe, deposit deductions aren't inevitable. The key is to return your rental property in the same condition it was let to you in. Depending ...
Tenants Worry over Deposit Delays
Tenants Worry over Deposit Delays
Mortgage lender Nationwide has reported that nearly a fifth of tenants renting from private landlords or agents are waiting more than 3 months to get their deposits back. Nationwide and subsequent media articles ...
Landlord’s Guide to Choosing a Professional Letting Agency
Landlord’s Guide to Choosing a Professional Letting Agency
One of the most difficult decisions for landlords is making the choice between managing a property yourself or using the services of a professional letting agency. There is no doubt, life ...
Preparing Your Property for Autumn and Winter
Preparing Your Property for Autumn and Winter
Now we’ve recovered from that unexpected scorcher of a Summer, it’s time to consider preparing your rental property for Autumn and Winter. Maintaining your property is a necessary part of being ...
Illegal Sub-Letting Through Airbnb
Illegal Sub-Letting Through Airbnb
An issue facing landlords and letting agents in the private rental sector is the increasing number of illegal sub-letting scams.  These scams usually involve a person abusing a tenancy to ...
4 Top Tips to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home
4 Top Tips to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home
Let’s face it; a rental property is never going to feel like home if you don’t put your stamp on it and inject some of your personality and style. My top ...
It’s Gas Safety Week! Is Your Rental Property Safe?
It’s Gas Safety Week! Is Your Rental Property Safe?
It’s Gas Safety Week 2018, and we are raising awareness among Landlords of what makes a valid Landlords Gas Safety Certificate and how to tell if a contractor is qualified ...
What does the Interest Rate Rise mean for Landlords?
What does the Interest Rate Rise mean for Landlords?
So it finally happened; at the start of the month, the Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates to 0.75%. This 0.25% increase is the first in over a decade, and puts interest ...
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