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Update on Tenant Fee Ban Guidance
Update on Tenant Fee Ban Guidance
The Tenant Fee Ban came into effect just over a week ago (from 1st September 2019), and the Welsh Government has released a practical guide through Rent Smart Wales on ...
Pass the Keys Launches in Swansea
Pass the Keys Launches in Swansea
Expanding into Wales’ second largest city; Pass the Keys, the UK’s leading short let management service, are now offering their services to property owners in Swansea to help make managing ...
Mumbles Crowned One of the Best Places to Live in UK 2019
Mumbles Crowned One of the Best Places to Live in UK 2019
The Sunday Times has crowned Mumbles, Swansea as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK in their annual guide. Last year, the suburb was named Best Place ...
Floating Community in Swansea Bay “Financially Viable”
Floating Community in Swansea Bay “Financially Viable”
Following the failure last Summer to secure Government funding for the long-awaited Tidal Lagoon, a brand new, larger and more ambitious renewable energy project has been proposed for Swansea – ...
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 ...
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