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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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