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15 Years of Security Deposit Law
15 Years of Security Deposit Law
Would you believe it has been 15 years since Tenancy (Security) Deposit Law came into effect?! It seems like such a long time ago, but we are still seeing Swansea ...
Increasing Cost of Not Protecting a Security Deposit
Increasing Cost of Not Protecting a Security Deposit
This month, I want to revisit a case study from a few years ago to highlight the importance of protecting a tenants deposit correctly and the financial consequences of failing ...
Swansea Property Market Predictions 2022
Swansea Property Market Predictions 2022
What a year 2021 has been! Once again, we have seen reports of shocking rent rises, Airbnb taking over the housing market, and house prices soaring not just in Swansea, ...
Update – McCartan Christmas Competition
Update – McCartan Christmas Competition
As you may have seen, we're running a Name that Christmas Film Competition. But now you can enter even if you aren't passing our office - check out the window ...
What’s in Store for Lettings in 2021?
What’s in Store for Lettings in 2021?
What a year 2021 has been already! Here's a brief overview of what we think is yet to come for Swansea landlords. Further Property Restrictions At the time of writing, the ...
Our “New Normal”
Our “New Normal”
The start of 2021 isn't exactly how we anticipated it to be, and here are again in lockdown! McCartan is very much open for business; we're here to help tenants move ...
2020: The Year in Review
2020: The Year in Review
“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 ...
Tenants, Protect Your Rental Property for Winter
Tenants, Protect Your Rental Property for Winter
Making sure your rental property is ready for Winter means you'll be able to keep the warmth in, save money, and protect your home in the cold months ahead. With ...
Swansea Rents Rise 10%
Swansea Rents Rise 10%
Rents in Swansea have increased a staggering 9.99% between September and October this year, according to stats provided by property portal Zoopla.  This puts the average asking rent at £871pcm.  Rents jumped for the same ...
Top 5 Rental Trends Revealed as Tenants’ Priorities Change
Top 5 Rental Trends Revealed as Tenants’ Priorities Change
At McCartan, we’ve always been keen to include local amenities and attractions when writing our property listings. People moving from outside Swansea, or within Swansea to areas they’re less familiar with, find it helpful ...
The Future of Airbnb
The Future of Airbnb
When the pandemic hit and lockdown was announced, there was concern that it would kill the travel and tourism sector in affected countries. It’s undeniable that things have changed, but ...
Buy-to-Let Deal of the Month: 9.5% Yield
Buy-to-Let Deal of the Month: 9.5% Yield
My Buy to Let Deal of the Month is back! New on the market with Dawsons for £59,950*, this one bedroom property in Sketty Park is in need of full modernisation. It’s ...
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