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Rent Smart Wales 2nd Anniversary
Rent Smart Wales 2nd Anniversary
It has been a year 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 ...
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 ...
McCartan Lettings Teams Up with Ella’s Kitchen to Save the Planet
McCartan Lettings Teams Up with Ella’s Kitchen to Save the Planet
It may not seem the most obvious of extra services for a letting agent to provide, but this month, McCartan Lettings in Killay, Swansea, became an official Ella’s Kitchen EllaCycle ...
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 ...
McCartan named in Best Estate Agent Guide 2018
McCartan named in Best Estate Agent Guide 2018
Following in-depth analysis of performance data and the results of over 30,000 mystery shops, industry experts Property Academy, partnered with the property portal giant Rightmove, have announced the top estate ...
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. ...
Are You Gas Safe Aware?
Are You Gas Safe Aware?
This week, McCartan Lettings are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017. Gas appliances that are not fitted or serviced correctly can cause leaks, fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide ...
PropertyFile Launches for McCartan Clients
PropertyFile Launches for McCartan Clients
All of our landlords and tenants have now been invited to use the recently launched PropertyFile, an online communication tool that allows landlords and tenants to access their accounts and ...
Rent Smart Wales Begin Prosecuting
Rent Smart Wales Begin Prosecuting
With the summer coming to a close, many are getting prepared to get back into the work frame of mind. We are urging those landlords who are yet to register ...
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