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Why Wales will a great place to be a lan...

Why Wales will a great place to be a landlord in 2016
What are the trends in the South Wales residential marketplace that landlords need to be aware of for the year ahead? Red Key MD Jamie Langley explains all! A recent report in the Daily Telegraph highlighted something everyone involved in the private rental market has known for a long time now: if you want a sound return on your investment, South Wales is a really good place to be....

Newport: residential letting demand set ...

Newport: residential letting demand set to rise as the city shapes a bright new future
There has been a lot of excitement here in Newport, writes Jamie Langley, as the opening date of the sparkling new Friars Walk retail and leisure development gets ever closer. But the long-awaited ceremonies on 12 November won’t simply mark a big day for those who enjoy their shopping or taking in the latest blockbuster. It’s one more massive step forward for the city as it shapes a...

Rent Smart Wales – what every landlord n...

Rent Smart Wales – what every landlord needs to know!
If you let out a property in Wales, big changes are on the way following the Welsh Government’s introduction of Rent Smart Wales. Get it wrong, and you could find yourself on the wrong end of a hefty fine. From autumn 2015, new obligations mean that if you own or manage a house in Wales, occupied by someone other than yourself in return for a rent, this new law will almost certainly...

Despite the Budget, now is not a time to...

Despite the Budget, now is not a time to quit buy to let!
After many years of enjoying excellent returns, investors in buy-to-let properties might well be feeling a little bruised after the Budget. Reducing tax relief on mortgages as well as removing the “wear and tear allowance” (to be replaced by relief on what is actually spent) will certainly impact on many landlords’ bottom line. But will it make it so difficult to make a decent return...

Landlords: are you ready for Rent Smart ...

Landlords: are you ready for Rent Smart Wales?
If you’re a landlord in Wales, there are big changes on the way to how you will have to manage your property. On Tuesday 14 July, Housing Minister Lesley Griffiths unveiled Rent Smart Wales, the brand for the new landlord and agent registration and licensing scheme which comes into effect this autumn. From this autumn: all private landlords will be required to register with Rent...

Are you getting the best possible return...

Are you getting the best possible return from your rented property?
There are two sorts of investors: passive and active. Which sort are you, asks Jamie Langley. And is it holding you back from maximising on your investment? Whatever you invest in… the stock market, savings accounts, even vintage wine or stamps… you can take one of two routes: passive or active. The first type of investor looks for safe places to put their money and leaves it there;...

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