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Revealed: the most expensive streets in Swansea
Revealed: the most expensive streets in Swansea
Those of you who, like me, love looking at property online will be excited to hear that the most expensive streets in Wales in 2018 have been announced, with two ...
Could Sandfields be the Swansea BTL hotspot for 2019?
Could Sandfields be the Swansea BTL hotspot for 2019?
So now we have been able to take stock of 2018, what opportunities could 2019 bring? Thinking ahead to what locations in Swansea will be of interest to tenants this coming ...
DPS Over 6 Weeks Behind on Deposit Dispute Decisions
DPS Over 6 Weeks Behind on Deposit Dispute Decisions
The Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) still have a backlog of dispute decisions to make. Though they won’t comment on how long it will take to catch up, we understand they ...
Case Study: Uplands Buy to Let Renovation
Case Study: Uplands Buy to Let Renovation
I’ve been working in the buy-to-let market in Swansea for over 15 years, and it’s my aim now to use my knowledge and lettings expertise to help Swansea landlords and ...
McCartan Welcomes a New Member of Staff
McCartan Welcomes a New Member of Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to a new member of staff, Laura Parry. Laura brings with her lots of experience from working in the Private Rented Sector, and has worked ...
Planning for 2019
Planning for 2019
With all the excitement and anticipation of the New Year ahead, we’re encouraging landlords to look to and plan for 2019 with their rental properties in mind. We firmly believe ...
Why Won’t Landlords Let to Benefits Tenants?
Why Won’t Landlords Let to Benefits Tenants?
The homelessness charity Shelter have been raising awareness of the difficulties housing benefit claimants face when looking for private rental properties. According to the Residential Landlord Association’s (RLA) Housing Benefit expert Bill Irvine, housing benefit ...
McCartan Christmas Opening Hours 2018
McCartan Christmas Opening Hours 2018
During the festive break, our office opening times will be as follows: Friday 21st December - 9am to 4.30pm Monday 24th December to Tuesday 1st January - CLOSED Wednesday 2nd ...
100,000 Welsh Landlords Unaccounted For
100,000 Welsh Landlords Unaccounted For
It’s now been 2 years since it became a legal obligation for landlords and agents operating in Wales to be registered and licensed under Rent Smart Wales (RSW). The legislation officially came ...
McCartan are Raising Funds for a Local Playground
McCartan are Raising Funds for a Local Playground
Earlier this month, I completed the Aspire Channel Swim Challenge – a 22-mile swim in 12 weeks, the equivalent of swimming the English Channel from Dover to Calais! I am now proposing to ...
A Tenant Guide to Avoiding Deposit Deductions
A Tenant Guide to Avoiding Deposit Deductions
Despite what the news would have you believe, deposit deductions aren't inevitable. The key is to return your rental property in the same condition it was let to you in. Depending ...
Tenants Worry over Deposit Delays
Tenants Worry over Deposit Delays
Mortgage lender Nationwide has reported that nearly a fifth of tenants renting from private landlords or agents are waiting more than 3 months to get their deposits back. Nationwide and subsequent media articles ...
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