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Landlord Update: Evictions, Where Do You Stand?
Landlord Update: Evictions, Where Do You Stand?
It has never been a more challenging time to be a landlord in Wales. This is McCartan's first webinar, and it will be an in-depth dive into the eviction process ...
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 ...
Rental Tracker, October 2020
Rental Tracker, October 2020
The average rent in Swansea is currently £870pcm - that's a 9.99% increase from last month. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, October 2020 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed Houses £501pcm £617pcm £735pcm £914pcm £1,144pcm Flats £564pcm £792pcm £949pcm £1,143pcm £1,910pcm All £545pcm £744pcm £807pcm £959pcm £1,160pcm Difference from September 2020 1 ...
“Firebreak” Lockdown Rules for Landlords
“Firebreak” Lockdown Rules for Landlords
The Welsh Government have announced that Wales will enter a “firebreak” lockdown as of 6pm this Friday (23rd October) until Monday 9th November. This will replace the local lockdown restrictions ...
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 ...
Rental Tracker, September 2020
Rental Tracker, September 2020
The average rent in Swansea is currently £791pcm - up 2.06% from last month. We're also seeing the stock levels are down across the board, although this is comparable to the ...
UK Landlords Struggling with Conflicting Laws
UK Landlords Struggling with Conflicting Laws
The UK currently has four different processes in place for a landlord to regain possession of their property. On 21st August (2020), the UK Government announced that England would follow Wales ...
Rental Tracker, August 2020
Rental Tracker, August 2020
The average rent in Swansea is currently £775pcm. This is an increase of 0.26% compared with the average figure for August 2019. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, August 2020 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 ...
6 Month Notice Periods for Welsh Landlords
6 Month Notice Periods for Welsh Landlords
The Welsh Government are 'temporarily' increasing the notice period to end a tenancy from 3 months to 6 months - effective today. The power to implement this, and to ignore the ...
Change to Welsh LTT: What does it mean for you?
Change to Welsh LTT: What does it mean for you?
Prospective homeowners and property professionals in Wales finally have clarity as Land Transaction Tax (LTT) changes have been confirmed by the Welsh Government. After the recent announcement that the Stamp Duty ...
Get Ready for Swansea’s Short Stay Market Boom
Get Ready for Swansea’s Short Stay Market Boom
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced he will be reviewing the self-contained accommodation market on 9th July to make the decision as to whether it will be safe to ...
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