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Should Swansea Landlords Incorporate Their Property Portfolio?
Should Swansea Landlords Incorporate Their Property Portfolio?
I have been approached recently by a couple of our landlords asking if I thought they should incorporate their property portfolio (put it into a limited business) to avoid paying ...
Parents in Wales pay over £12,000 more to be within school catchment area
Parents in Wales pay over £12,000 more to be within school catchment area
Parents are rejoicing as schools finally reopen after the long summer holidays, but research reveals how much extra families are willing to pay for a property to secure a place ...
Are You Liable for Paying Your Tenant’s Water Bill?
Are You Liable for Paying Your Tenant’s Water Bill?
Rent Smart Wales were reminding landlords last week of their obligation to inform Dwr Cymru Welsh Water of a change of tenant at their properties. The regulation came in in January 2015. ...
Are You Gas Safe Aware?
Are You Gas Safe Aware?
This week, McCartan Lettings are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017. Gas appliances that are not fitted or serviced correctly can cause leaks, fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide ...
PropertyFile Launches for McCartan Clients
PropertyFile Launches for McCartan Clients
All of our landlords and tenants have now been invited to use the recently launched PropertyFile, an online communication tool that allows landlords and tenants to access their accounts and ...
Deepening divide between Homeowners and Tenants
Deepening divide between Homeowners and Tenants
The average house price here in Wales has reached an all time high of £174,319, deepening the divide between homeowners and tenants as tenants say farewell to pay growth and expend ...
What does Swansea’s £500m regeneration bid mean for the rental market?
What does Swansea’s £500m regeneration bid mean for the rental market?
Approval of the much anticipated bid for Swansea City Centre’s £500m regeneration was announced last week. The first phase includes developing the St David’s site into retail and residential accommodation, with ...
Could your EPC stop you from letting out your property in Swansea?
Could your EPC stop you from letting out your property in Swansea?
Energy performance ratings will soon dictate whether you can legally put your property up for rent. The next set of legal changes coming into force in April 2018 affect properties with ...
We have listened to your feedback
We have listened to your feedback
Last month, we asked our landlords for their thoughts regarding the rental market in Swansea and what they expected to see happen in the forthcoming year. The results of the ...
Rents slow in Wales after record growth for Swansea in 2016
Rents slow in Wales after record growth for Swansea in 2016
Last year, Swansea topped the charts of rental growth with an annual increase of 11.2% according to the annual Rightmove report. But with an oversupply of rental property since the ...
Case Study: Making more money from your property investment
Case Study: Making more money from your property investment
I recently mentioned in a blog about the importance of reviewing your mortgages ahead of the big changes to lending criteria coming into effect this year. By regularly reviewing your buy ...
Get your receipts in order!
Get your receipts in order!
If you haven’t already started thinking about tax, now is definitely the time to do so. Surprisingly I still come across landlords who are unaware that rental income needs to be ...
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