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Serving Notice in a Lockdown
Serving Notice in a Lockdown
It has been a rollercoaster of a fortnight on the legislation front. On 18th March, the Government advised that all evictions would be banned until further notice. We can understand the ...
COVID-19: Self-Managing Landlords & Maintenance Issues
COVID-19: Self-Managing Landlords & Maintenance Issues
Government guidance on how landlords and letting agents should handle tenancy management during this coronavirus outbreak has been minimal, and mostly concerned with financial aspects. However, as a landlord – and ...
11 Questions to Ask Your Tenant if They Ask for a Rent Holiday
11 Questions to Ask Your Tenant if They Ask for a Rent Holiday
We’re all saying it – these are unprecedented times. There are so many things to be thinking and worrying about (families, jobs, security, home-schooling, etc). As landlords, we also need ...
Rental Tracker, March 2020
Rental Tracker, March 2020
Rents are decreasing this month - down 1.95%. The average rent in Swansea is currently £769pcm. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, March 2020 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed Houses £480pcm £621pcm £744pcm £810pcm £901pcm Flats £551pcm £78pcm £800pm £892pcm £0pcm All £50pcm £731pcm £759pcm £817pcm £901pcm Difference from February 2020 1 bed 2 ...
Tenants – Keeping You Safe
Tenants – Keeping You Safe
Just a brief message to let you know what McCartan are doing to keep you safe during the pandemic. It goes without saying that our biggest concern is the safety of ...
5 Questions to Avoid Buy-to-Let Mistakes
5 Questions to Avoid Buy-to-Let Mistakes
Making mistakes when investing in buy-to-let property can be hugely costly – not just in terms of money, but also time, and energy. When it’s done right, you can expect a ...
Rental Tracker, February 2020
Rental Tracker, February 2020
Though stock is continuing to decrease, rents are rising - up 1.91% this month. The average rent in Swansea is currently £784pcm. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, February 2020 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 ...
Are You Registered with the ICO?
Are You Registered with the ICO?
As a private landlord, you control the personal data of an EU resident (like your tenant). Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), this makes you a "data controller", and ...
Update to Holding Deposit Law
Update to Holding Deposit Law
Further changes to the way Welsh Landlords operate are to be rolled out on Friday 28th February 2020 - today. The new legislation relates to holding deposits, and will especially impact ...
New Group for Swansea Landlords
New Group for Swansea Landlords
Landlords - as we know, there is lots of new legislation due to come into effect in 2020. Clear, honest communication and open discussion are key if we're going to ...
Lettings Update 2020: 7 Things Swansea Landlords Need to Know
Lettings Update 2020: 7 Things Swansea Landlords Need to Know
If we thought the last decade was difficult for landlords, 2020 is going to be a real minefield. There’s no doubt we’re going into another legislation heavy year with massive ...
Landlord Laws Up 32% in Past Decade
Landlord Laws Up 32% in Past Decade
2010 began with Joe McElderry winning the X-Factor, but losing the expected Christmas Number 1 spot to Rage Against the Machine. Looking back, those of us in the lettings industry ...
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