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Is Uplands a “Hip” Place to Buy-to-Let in Swansea?
Is Uplands a “Hip” Place to Buy-to-Let in Swansea?
Swansea’s very own Uplands has made a list of the top 20 “hippest” areas to live in the UK, according to Travel Supermarket. Surveys conducted last year for Travel Supermarket’s Hip ...
Is Your Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate Valid?
Is Your Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate Valid?
Every Landlord knows you need to have a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate by law to rent out a property. However, sometimes they are missing vital information which could invalidate the ...
Rude Awakening for Landlords as Tax Year Ends
Rude Awakening for Landlords as Tax Year Ends
Landlords could be in for a rude awakening next month when they come to file their 2017/18 taxes, as research conducted by BDRC Continental on behalf of Kent Reliance has ...
A Guide to Buy-to-Let for New Investors
A Guide to Buy-to-Let for New Investors
Are you thinking to invest in property in Swansea, but don’t have much experience with the sector? A Bit of Background Buy to Let in Swansea has been my specialism for over ...
Lets with Pets
Lets with Pets
Pets in properties have always been an issue in the Lettings industry. In a bid to win votes, Labour have proposed a series of animal welfare measures this week that ...
Planning Ahead for 2018
Planning Ahead for 2018
We all know that planning ahead is the key to success - and to avoiding any costly surprises. Reviewing your mortgages and insurance cover and planning for upcoming tax changes ...
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. ...
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