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UK Landlords Struggling with Conflicting Laws
UK Landlords Struggling with Conflicting Laws
The UK currently has four different processes in place for a landlord to regain possession of their property. On 21st August (2020), the UK Government announced that England would follow Wales ...
6 Month Notice Periods for Welsh Landlords
6 Month Notice Periods for Welsh Landlords
The Welsh Government are 'temporarily' increasing the notice period to end a tenancy from 3 months to 6 months - effective today. The power to implement this, and to ignore the ...
Change to Welsh LTT: What does it mean for you?
Change to Welsh LTT: What does it mean for you?
Prospective homeowners and property professionals in Wales finally have clarity as Land Transaction Tax (LTT) changes have been confirmed by the Welsh Government. After the recent announcement that the Stamp Duty ...
Get Ready for Swansea’s Short Stay Market Boom
Get Ready for Swansea’s Short Stay Market Boom
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced he will be reviewing the self-contained accommodation market on 9th July to make the decision as to whether it will be safe to ...
Rental Tracker, June 2020
Rental Tracker, June 2020
The average rent in Swansea is currently £783pcm - up 1.28% from last month. Now we're at the end of Q2, we can see that the average rent in Swansea has ...
Housing Market Opens in Wales – Partially
Housing Market Opens in Wales – Partially
Positive news for landlords and vendors as the Welsh Government announces a partial opening of the housing market here in Wales. Under eased lockdown restrictions, viewings can take place, and tenancies ...
Catastrophic News for Landlords: Eviction Ban Extended by a Further 2 Months
Catastrophic News for Landlords: Eviction Ban Extended by a Further 2 Months
The UK Government has extended the date from which possession proceedings can re-commence. Though they originally set the date for the end of June, it has now been pushed back ...
Housing Market Still Closed for Business
Housing Market Still Closed for Business
Wales on LOCKDOWN for a further 3 weeks is going to divide opinion in the Housing Market – of that, there is no doubt! Renters are desperate to move, sellers ...
Rental Tracker, May 2020
Rental Tracker, May 2020
The average rent in Swansea is currently £773pcm - this is the same as the average rent for April 2020, and -2.89% on May 2019. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, May ...
Some Good News
Some Good News
I’m so excited to share with you that McCartan Lettings has been awarded the highest level rating of Best Practice Agent by Rent Smart Wales in our first audit! Operating at ...
Rental Tracker, April 2020
Rental Tracker, April 2020
We've been a full month in lockdown now due to COVID-19, and rents are increasing - up 0.52%. The average rent in Swansea is currently £773pcm. Average Asking Rents in Swansea, April ...
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 ...
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