Welcome to Swansea Property News.

Written by Managing Director Hannah, our monthly newsletter is full of local news and information relating to lettings and the property market, as well as investment advice.

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All of our past newsletters are listed below.

WAG urge participation in Fees Consultation

30/08/2017

Welcome to McCartan Lettings’ Property Newsletter for August. We hope you have all had an enjoyable Summer and are making the most of the glorious weather (whilst it lasts!).

This month, we are urging all landlords, tenants and contractors associated with the rental industry in Wales to participate in the Welsh Government's consultation on whether they should ban tenant fees. I will be writing an article for the McCartan blog on the effect of the ban in Scotland, and the impact the English ban is likely to have both there and here in Wales - keep your eyes out for it on social media!

We also are highlighting cases of landlords being prosecuted for non-compliance with Rent Smart Wales, and I’ve found a bargain of a property in Dunvant  going to auction at the end of September. 

- Hannah McCartan, MD of McCartan Lettings

Annual Growth up 10.5% for Swansea's Rental Properties

26/07/2017
Welcome to Swansea Property News for July 2017.

Rightmove are reporting that Swansea is in the top 3 highest rental growth areas outside of Greater London, which is good news for landlords, though there are concerns about how this trend, among other factors, might be deepening the divide between homeowners and tenants not only in Swansea, but across the whole of the UK. 

News earlier this month that Swansea will not be getting the long-promised electrified rail came as a blow, though on a more positive note, we are pleased to have made the final shortlist for City of Culture 2021.

Hannah McCartan, MD of McCartan Lettings

What does Swansea's £500m regeneration mean for the rental market?

29/06/2017
Welcome to June's edition of Swansea Property News.

What an eventful month June has been so far! 

While the rest of the UK is still reeling from the outcome of the General Election, the news is more positive here in Swansea with the regeneration bid being approved. We are seeing a 5.9% increase in asking rents on 2 bedroom flats, and I was honoured to be nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's South Wales Business Awards in Cowbridge.

Hannah McCartan
MD - McCartan Lettings  

Swansea Property News, May 2017

30/05/2017
Summer has definitely arrived, and there is excitement here in Killay as the first batch of properties in the Hendrefoilan Development are starting to go up. 

This month, I am encouraging Landlords to begin planning for changes in legislation regarding energy efficiency, and asking for your help as I undertake research into how changes like this affect Swansea Landlords. 

- Hannah McCartan, Managing Director of McCartan Lettings

Swansea Property News, April 2017

26/04/2017
The sun has finally started to shine here in Swansea, and the warm, sunny days of summer are within our grasp, but rents in Swansea and across the UK have started to cool from their meteoric rise last year.

In this month's Property News, I take a closer look at why rents are slowing, how reviewing your mortgage can save you thousands, and I've spotted some interesting buy-to-let opportunities in Sketty (SA2).

- Hannah, Managing Director of McCartan Lettings.

Swansea Property News, March 2017

24/03/2017

What an exciting and historical month March has been for Swansea!

With Bishopston named the best place to live in Wales by the Sunday Times, Bishopston Comprehensive congratulated as the best school in Wales, and this week’s visit from PM Theresa May to sign off on the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay deal, we foresee positive times ahead for our region!

We’ll be eagerly following the Housing Market to see if or when this news starts to have an impact on house prices and rental values.

- Hannah McCartan, Managing Director of McCartan Lettings

Swansea Property News, February 2017

24/02/2017
Welcome to this month's Swansea Property News!

There is good news feel around as details are released about the proposed Swansea's regeneration project, and I have ten tips for you on how to make a good property investment that will work for you. 

- Hannah McCartan, Managing Director of McCartan Lettings

Swansea Property News, January 2017

27/01/2017
Happy New Year, and welcome to this month's Swansea Property News!

With rents soaring and the demand for rental properties increasing, 2017 seems to be getting off to a relatively good start for landlords in Swansea. I hope you enjoy our new Swansea focused newsletter, and I look forward to a more positive year ahead.

- Hannah McCartan, Managing Director of McCartan Lettings

Looking Ahead - the December Newsletter

15/12/2016
Welcome to the December Newsletter! Christmas is just around the corner, and festivities are already beginning. We are preparing for the changes outlined in Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement, and looking to the new year ahead. 

An Historic Month for Lettings - the November Newsletter

18/11/2016
Welcome to the November newsletter! The season is changing with a vengeance, and the deadline for Rent Smart Wales registration and licensing is fast approaching. The Property Ombudsman has her eye on Swansea, and we are looking ahead to the Autumn Budget, and to preparing properties for winter. 

Championing Best Practice - the October Newsletter

19/10/2016
Welcome to the McCartan Lettings October Newsletter. As well as raising awareness this month of Gas Safety Week and the importance of being gas safe, we have brought to national attention the issue of agents not displaying their fees in line with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. 

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary - the September Newsletter

06/04/2017
Welcome to McCartan's September Newsletter. This month, we are excited to begin celebrating our 10th year in business, and are pleased to announce that we are officially registered and licensed with Rent Smart Wales.

Why is having an inventory important? - The August Newsletter

29/09/2016

Welcome to McCartan's August Newsletter. This month we tell you why it's important to have an inventory performed before every tenancy.

Dos and Don'ts of handling an end of tenancy - The July Newsletter

13/07/2016

Welcome to McCartan Lettings July newsletter. This month we've compiled a helpful list of dos and don'ts to help you navigate an end of tenancy.

We'll also take a look at why the public prefer high street estate agents over online estate agents, we ask whether it's time for estate agents to allow pets and we've got five quick interior design tips to help you get your home up to scratch.

Lettings agents unite to protect landlords and tenants - The June Newsletter

09/06/2016
Welcome to McCartan Lettings June Newsletter. This month we highlight the importance of ensuring your estate or lettings agent secures your money in a Client Money Protection Scheme.

Are you protecting tenants deposits correctly? The May Newsletter

02/05/2016

Welcome to McCartan Lettings May newsletter where this month we have the spotlight on Tenancy Deposit Protection law and Landlords Insurance. 

Important Information for all Landlords - The April Newsletter

01/04/2016

Welcome to McCartan Lettings latest newsletter, keeping you informed of all the latest information on the lettings industry. 

February Newsletter

26/02/2016

Keeping you updated on the latest news and information in the lettings industry.

Welcome to the McCartan Lettings October Newsletter

29/10/2015

Welcome to the McCartan Lettings monthly newsletter, keeping you updated with the latest news in lettings. 

The September Newsletter

17/09/2015

 Keeping you up to date and informed on the latest in the private rented sector 

The July Newsletter

30/07/2015
It has been another eventful month in the world of Lettings, so we hope you will find our latest newsletter helpful and informative. 

Welcome to McCartan Lettings June Newsletter

30/06/2015
 

Welcome to McCartan Lettings May Newsletter

30/05/2015

This month has been packed full of interesting developments in the Private Rented Sector, from the election and the Queens speech this week to the ARLA conference in Cardiff spotlighting on the new Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Welcome to McCartan Lettings April Newsletter

28/04/2015

Welcome to our first official newsletter!

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