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Lets with Pets
Lets with Pets
Pets in properties have always been an issue in the Lettings industry. In a bid to win votes, Labour have proposed a series of animal welfare measures this week that ...
2018: The Year Ahead
2018: The Year Ahead
We are very excited about the future of Swansea’s property market, particularly Swansea’s Buy-To-Let sector. As we eagerly await news on the Tidal Lagoon and work starting on the City Project, ...
EPC Update – Applying for Funding Triggers Consultation
EPC Update – Applying for Funding Triggers Consultation
A new Government consultation could mean landlords will not be exempt from making improvements to the energy efficiency of their properties if they are unable to source funding. Further to our ...
Update on Welsh Land Transaction Tax
Update on Welsh Land Transaction Tax
The first Welsh-only tax in over 800 years; Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will replace Stamp Duty (SDLT) from 1st April 2018. Back in September, the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-Avoidance ...
Incorporated Landlords to Pay More Tax
Incorporated Landlords to Pay More Tax
From this month, a loophole that allowed landlords who had incorporated their portfolios to avoid tax will be eliminated. The discrepancy came in between how much tax an incorporated landlord would ...
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon made “Substantial” Offer by Welsh First Minister
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon made “Substantial” Offer by Welsh First Minister
First Minister Carwyn Jones has pledged a “substantial” investment from the Welsh Government to help kick-start plans for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Though no exact figure has been given, a ...
Swansea in Top 20 for House Price Growth in 2017
Swansea in Top 20 for House Price Growth in 2017
House prices in Swansea increased by 7.7% last year, smashing the national average of 2.7%, according to a report by Halifax. Swansea was ranked in the top 20 towns for highest ...
Planning Ahead for 2018
Planning Ahead for 2018
We all know that planning ahead is the key to success - and to avoiding any costly surprises. Reviewing your mortgages and insurance cover and planning for upcoming tax changes ...
Update to Energy Performance Guidance
Update to Energy Performance Guidance
Newly-released guidance from the Government outlines that landlords are not expected to pay for renovations to increase the energy efficiency of their properties out of their own pocket. The Government has ...
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 ...
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