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COVID-19: Self-Managing Landlords & Maintenance Issues
COVID-19: Self-Managing Landlords & Maintenance Issues
Government guidance on how landlords and letting agents should handle tenancy management during this coronavirus outbreak has been minimal, and mostly concerned with financial aspects. However, as a landlord – and ...
11 Questions to Ask Your Tenant if They Ask for a Rent Holiday
11 Questions to Ask Your Tenant if They Ask for a Rent Holiday
We’re all saying it – these are unprecedented times. There are so many things to be thinking and worrying about (families, jobs, security, home-schooling, etc). As landlords, we also need ...
5 Questions to Avoid Buy-to-Let Mistakes
5 Questions to Avoid Buy-to-Let Mistakes
Making mistakes when investing in buy-to-let property can be hugely costly – not just in terms of money, but also time, and energy. When it’s done right, you can expect a ...
Lettings Update 2020: 7 Things Swansea Landlords Need to Know
Lettings Update 2020: 7 Things Swansea Landlords Need to Know
If we thought the last decade was difficult for landlords, 2020 is going to be a real minefield. There’s no doubt we’re going into another legislation heavy year with massive ...
Christmas Opening Hours 2019
Christmas Opening Hours 2019
During the festive break, our office opening times will be as follows: Friday 20th December – 9am to 4.30pm Monday 23rd December to Wednesday 1st January – CLOSED Thursday 2nd ...
Exciting Time for Landlords to Invest in Swansea
Exciting Time for Landlords to Invest in Swansea
Have you been thinking about investing in property in Swansea? Now is an exciting time to be a landlord in our city! With the work taking place in our City Centre, ...
Choosing a Letting Agent
Choosing a Letting Agent
Estate Agents in Wales have been forced to look at and refresh their processes and procedures in the face of the Tenant Fee Ban. It seems only logical that now ...
Double Council Tax Plans for 2nd Homeowners
Double Council Tax Plans for 2nd Homeowners
Landlords and owners of multiple properties in Swansea are reeling from the news that their council tax bills are set to double. Wales Online published an article last week outlining Swansea ...
The Rise of Airbnb in Swansea
The Rise of Airbnb in Swansea
Only 5 years ago, Airbnb was a relatively unknown option for property owners in Swansea. Today, there are over 854 properties being hosted in the city, and they’re rented an ...
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation
Though most landlords are aware they have responsibilities when it comes to gas safety in rental properties, not all tenants are aware that they have responsibilities, too. Badly fitted and poorly ...
Gas Safety Week: Fighting to Raise Landlord Awareness
Gas Safety Week: Fighting to Raise Landlord Awareness
This week is Gas Safety Week 2019, and we're raising awareness of landlord's responsibilities when it comes to gas in their rental properties. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can ...
McCartan is supporting Gas Safety Week 2019
McCartan is supporting Gas Safety Week 2019
We are pledging our support for Gas Safety Week (16th-22nd September 2019), and will be sharing information and tips to awareness about the importance of gas safety both here on ...
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