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McCartan Joins OnTheMarket.com
McCartan Joins OnTheMarket.com
From today, McCartan Lettings will be listing their properties with all three top property portals – Rightmove, Zoopla, and OnTheMarket.com. OnTheMarket.com is the newest portal to join the list of places ...
April Fools No Joke for Poor Rental Accommodation
April Fools No Joke for Poor Rental Accommodation
Regulations coming into effect on 1st April 2018 mean landlords will not be able to let out a property with Energy Performance Certificate ratings of F or G. We are pleased ...
Sunday Times Names Mumbles Best Place to Live in Wales
Sunday Times Names Mumbles Best Place to Live in Wales
According to the latest The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide published last week, the best place to live in Wales is Mumbles, in Swansea! Its multi-million pound “renaissance” development ...
McCartan on Swansea Bay TV
McCartan on Swansea Bay TV
Following our warning earlier this month about online fraud targeting tenants, our Managing Director Hannah was interviewed talking about the issue by That's Swansea Bay TV. Scams and Subletting We have been ...
Step Forward for Kingsway Regeneration and Tidal Lagoon
Step Forward for Kingsway Regeneration and Tidal Lagoon
Swansea Council are hailing EU investment in the Kingsway Infrastructure Project, “digital village”, and a revised bid for the Tidal Lagoon as major steps forward for the City Deal that ...
Online Fraud Targeting Tenants on the Rise
Online Fraud Targeting Tenants on the Rise
We are warning all tenants about online fraudsters who are targeting would-be-tenants on private landlord pages on sites such as Facebook, Gumtree, and Airbnb. The advertisers pose as landlords and offer ...
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 ...
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