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What does the Interest Rate Rise mean for Your Mortgage?
What does the Interest Rate Rise mean for Your Mortgage?
Interest rates rose for the first time in a decade this month. Though this widely-anticipated move shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the general economy, it may affect ...
New Welsh Land Transaction Tax puts 429 Swansea Properties at Risk of Not Selling
New Welsh Land Transaction Tax puts 429 Swansea Properties at Risk of Not Selling
From 1st April 2018, the new Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LLT) will replace Stamp Duty (SDLT). This is the first Welsh-only tax in over 800 years.On 12 September, the Land ...
Planning to Invest in Swansea?
Planning to Invest in Swansea?
Whether you have come into an inheritance, released equity by re-mortgaging your home, or are starting out as a career Buy-to-Let Landlord, buying the right property for your investment needs ...
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 ...
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