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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 ...
Welsh Govt Urge Participation in Fees Consultation
Welsh Govt Urge Participation in Fees Consultation
The Welsh Government has launched a formal consultation on legislative proposals to address fees that are charged to tenants by letting agents and landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Everyone ...
Mortgage lending tightens again
Mortgage lending tightens again
The Bank of England has announced in its Financial Stability Report that mortgage borrowers may have to prove that they could afford repayments almost twice as high as the expected ...
Swansea in Race for City of Culture 2021
Swansea in Race for City of Culture 2021
Yet another positive boost for Swansea as the city has made the final shortlist in the race to be named City of Culture 2021. Hull is the current City of Culture, ...
Annual Growth up to 10.5% for Swansea’s Rental Properties
Annual Growth up to 10.5% for Swansea’s Rental Properties
It’s good news again for landlords and property investors in Swansea as Rightmove reports a 10.5% annual rise in Swansea rents. Rightmove has published its quarterly Rental Trends Tracker for Q2 (April-June 2017), ...
Deepening divide between Homeowners and Tenants
Deepening divide between Homeowners and Tenants
The average house price here in Wales has reached an all time high of £174,319, deepening the divide between homeowners and tenants as tenants say farewell to pay growth and expend ...
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