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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 ...
The Pros and Cons of Zero Deposit Schemes
The Pros and Cons of Zero Deposit Schemes
Rent your property faster!  Tenants, pay less in upfront costs! Landlords, stay protected! A wave of new 'zero deposit' schemes are entering the residential lettings market and promising amazing benefits ...
Are You a Resident or Business Owner in Killay or Dunvant?
Are You a Resident or Business Owner in Killay or Dunvant?
I'm appealing to all residents and business owners of Killay and Dunvant to help support Friends of Dunvant Park in getting a fence installed around the childrens' play area in ...
Case Study: Let on the First Viewing – Twice!
Case Study: Let on the First Viewing – Twice!
Sometimes the best of tenancy applications don’t go to plan - even for highly desirable properties in sought-after areas like Dunvant. At the start of March, we began marketing a superb ...
Why Buy-to-Let in Swansea is Still a Strong Investment Choice
Why Buy-to-Let in Swansea is Still a Strong Investment Choice
Whilst there’s no doubt that there are turbulent times ahead, Swansea landlords should be feeling pretty confident based on the latest rent reports from HomeLet, Rightmove and Zoopla. HomeLet’s Rental Index ...
How to Pick a Letting Agent
How to Pick a Letting Agent
Thinking of letting out your home, or looking for a new letting agent to manage your property in Swansea? Here are the key things you need to ask/check before signing ...
Spring Cleaning 2019
Spring Cleaning 2019
Maintaining your rental property is an essential part of being both a landlord and a tenant. Landlords Gutter Cleaning. The unseasonably warm weather before Christmas meant a lot of trees held on to ...
How Can Landlords Stay Profitable in 2019?
How Can Landlords Stay Profitable in 2019?
With the end of the 2018/18 tax year about 2 weeks away, now is the time to squeeze in some planned maintenance or improvements if you are going to offset ...
Case Study: the Importance of Positive Property Management
Case Study: the Importance of Positive Property Management
Positive property management, for us, is all about looking out for opportunities to maximise rental income, achieve better yields, and avoid unexpected costly repairs for our landlords. Many landlords try to ...
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