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The Rise of Airbnb in Swansea
The Rise of Airbnb in Swansea
Only 5 years ago, Airbnb was a relatively unknown option for property owners in Swansea. Today, there are over 854 properties being hosted in the city, and they’re rented an ...
Rental Tracker, September 2019
Rental Tracker, September 2019
Keeping an eye on the rental market in Swansea is key for successfully managing tenancies, advising on rental increases, and marketing new properties. The average rent in Swansea is currently £764pcm, ...
Holiday Lets Market Continues to Soar
Holiday Lets Market Continues to Soar
In March, Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, predicted that 2019 would see significant growth in the holiday and short-term lettings market. Just over ...
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation
Though most landlords are aware they have responsibilities when it comes to gas safety in rental properties, not all tenants are aware that they have responsibilities, too. Badly fitted and poorly ...
Gas Safety Week: Fighting to Raise Landlord Awareness
Gas Safety Week: Fighting to Raise Landlord Awareness
This week is Gas Safety Week 2019, and we're raising awareness of landlord's responsibilities when it comes to gas in their rental properties. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can ...
McCartan is supporting Gas Safety Week 2019
McCartan is supporting Gas Safety Week 2019
We are pledging our support for Gas Safety Week (16th-22nd September 2019), and will be sharing information and tips to awareness about the importance of gas safety both here on ...
Update on Tenant Fee Ban Guidance
Update on Tenant Fee Ban Guidance
The Tenant Fee Ban came into effect just over a week ago (from 1st September 2019), and the Welsh Government has released a practical guide through Rent Smart Wales on ...
Pass the Keys Launches in Swansea
Pass the Keys Launches in Swansea
Expanding into Wales’ second largest city; Pass the Keys, the UK’s leading short let management service, are now offering their services to property owners in Swansea to help make managing ...
Mumbles Crowned One of the Best Places to Live in UK 2019
Mumbles Crowned One of the Best Places to Live in UK 2019
The Sunday Times has crowned Mumbles, Swansea as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK in their annual guide. Last year, the suburb was named Best Place ...
The Pros and Cons of Zero Deposit Schemes
The Pros and Cons of Zero Deposit Schemes
Rent your property faster!  Tenants, pay less in upfront costs! Landlords, stay protected! A wave of new 'zero deposit' schemes are entering the residential lettings market and promising amazing benefits ...
Floating Community in Swansea Bay “Financially Viable”
Floating Community in Swansea Bay “Financially Viable”
Following the failure last Summer to secure Government funding for the long-awaited Tidal Lagoon, a brand new, larger and more ambitious renewable energy project has been proposed for Swansea – ...
Date Set for Renting Homes Act
Date Set for Renting Homes Act
The Renting Homes (Wales) (Fees etc) 2016 has now been set to come into law on 1st September 2019. It will be the biggest change to the way we rent, ...
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