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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, ...
Why is Section 21 Big News?
Why is Section 21 Big News?
Landlords across the UK are being thrown yet again into disarray this week as the Government announce their intention to axe Section 21 (no-fault evictions). The concern is that without being ...
New Law for Welsh Lettings Due This Year
New Law for Welsh Lettings Due This Year
A date has been set for the next debate on the bill that will re-write Welsh housing legislation and outlaw the charging of tenant fees in Wales. According to Letting Agent Today, the ...
Revealed: the most expensive streets in Swansea
Revealed: the most expensive streets in Swansea
Those of you who, like me, love looking at property online will be excited to hear that the most expensive streets in Wales in 2018 have been announced, with two ...
DPS Over 6 Weeks Behind on Deposit Dispute Decisions
DPS Over 6 Weeks Behind on Deposit Dispute Decisions
The Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) still have a backlog of dispute decisions to make. Though they won’t comment on how long it will take to catch up, we understand they ...
McCartan Welcomes a New Member of Staff
McCartan Welcomes a New Member of Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to a new member of staff, Laura Parry. Laura brings with her lots of experience from working in the Private Rented Sector, and has worked ...
McCartan Christmas Opening Hours 2018
McCartan Christmas Opening Hours 2018
During the festive break, our office opening times will be as follows: Friday 21st December - 9am to 4.30pm Monday 24th December to Tuesday 1st January - CLOSED Wednesday 2nd ...
100,000 Welsh Landlords Unaccounted For
100,000 Welsh Landlords Unaccounted For
It’s now been 2 years 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 are Raising Funds for a Local Playground
McCartan are Raising Funds for a Local Playground
Earlier this month, I completed the Aspire Channel Swim Challenge – a 22-mile swim in 12 weeks, the equivalent of swimming the English Channel from Dover to Calais! I am now proposing to ...
Could Swansea’s Tidal Lagoon still be a Reality?
Could Swansea’s Tidal Lagoon still be a Reality?
Despite the Government’s crushing blow not to back the ground-breaking Tidal Lagoon, rumblings have started that it may not be completely off the table just yet. A meeting was held in ...
Growing Appeal for Swansea City Centre as Business Location
Growing Appeal for Swansea City Centre as Business Location
In July, the BBC reported there had been a rapid return to city centre living. Last month, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) have released data that shows an increase in commercial rentals not seen in Swansea ...
Illegal Landlords Prosecuted by Rent Smart Wales
Illegal Landlords Prosecuted by Rent Smart Wales
Since the Rent Smart Wales deadline for registration and licensing by private landlords has passed, there are still around 3,500 landlords illegally letting properties after failing to sign up to ...
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