LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Merthyr Tydfil

03/12/2013

Redress schemes for letting agency (England only) are likely to be introduced in 2014

The new legislation will require each letting agent in England to belong to one of the approved schemes to ensure that a client who has a complaint that has not been properly addressed by the letting agent have an option to complaint to an ombudsman.

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Merthyr Tydfil

02/12/2013

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in rented properties? Government to review current policy.

The review is part of wider review into ‘Improving the rented housing sector’. It is to asses if new rules are needed on installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and is set to start next month. House of Lords has already amended the Energy Bill

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Merthyr Tydfil

29/11/2013

Boys at Martin & Co are doing their bit for charity

Boys at Martin & Co are doing their bit for charity and since it's November the movember seemed to be very fitting. Sam though that it's not only a great idea but also an excuse not to shave. You could say 2 in 1. He actually felt a bit guilty to be

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Merthyr Tydfil

26/11/2013

Mortgage lenders and the tax man targeting ‘accidental’ landlords

If you are letting your own home, you must make sure that you have permission from your mortgage lender and that you disclose your rental income to the taxman. It would not surprise anyone to learn that not all landlords who decide to let out their own

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Merthyr Tydfil

12/11/2013

40% landlords would struggle financially if their tenant would miss a rent payment

A large proportion of landlords would struggle financially if their tenant missed just one payment. This startling finding comes as NLA published their most recent findings from survey of landlords and tenants. The survey has revealed that 40% of

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Merthyr Tydfil

08/11/2013

Are you protecting your own tenancy deposits?

A very important change for all landlords using MyDeposit scheme to protect their deposits! After the end of the fixed term of the tenancy, MyDeposit will automatically unprotect the deposit unless the landlord takes action. It seems that this change has

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Merthyr Tydfil

03/11/2013

How would you like to be responsible for your tenant’s water bill? Changes in law are on the horizon.

A consultation on changes in law that will place a duty on landlords to provide details of the tenants to water companies is ending on 06/11/2013. This, as you will read below, will have quite serious implications for all landlords with properties in

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Merthyr Tydfil

29/10/2013

Immigration Bill – if you are a landlord, you might end up being an immigration officer too

Yet another bit of legislation that landlords in England and Wales need to watch out for. The UK parliament is still in the process of debating the Immigration Bill and has recently had a Second Reading in the House of Commons. How it may affect you as a

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Merthyr Tydfil

28/10/2013

Housing Bill to be introduced by Welsh Assembly

A bill that will bring number of big changes affecting all landlords with properties in Wales will be introduced into the Welsh Assembly in November 2013. If all goes according to plan, the bill should become law in summer 2014. If you are a landlord (or

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Merthyr Tydfil

24/10/2013

Changes to council tax for empty properties

Changes to council tax for empty properties Welsh Government is looking for ways to improve supply of properties to rent. They are looking at wide range of actions that could be taken to improve housing in Wales. One of the proposals was to look at

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Merthyr Tydfil

16/10/2013

More investment in Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys

Some very good news for Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys. Finance Minister Jane Hutt has confirmed that money is being made available for wide range of improvements to public transport in South Wales (called after a report published in June 2013 South Wales

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Merthyr Tydfil

20/09/2013

Merthyr says NO to drugs

In an ongoing fight nationally against the drug culture in the UK Merthyr has taken a very aggressive stance by prevented cannabis from reaching the street of Merthyr and will never make it into the hands of the sons, daughters, mothers and fathers of our

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