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How to Rent Your Property in 2021

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Many landlords ponder on how to rent a property in 2021 due to the COVID-19 lockdown, many estate agencies are now resorting to online viewings. This means that estate agents can send a pre-recorded video of the property. This shows a 360-degree view of a video through Zoom, Facetime or other videotelephony software. So that potential renters can interact and …

Bovis Homes and Greg Fitzgerald – 2019

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Bovis Homes boss Greg Fitzgerald who’s still going strong Greg Fitzgerald is the man who steered the struggling housebuilder Bovis Homes to greener pastors. Greg followed Bovis Homes who was struggling, whose boss had just been sacked after a profit warning. Greg’s old firm, which is another builder, Redrow, was eyeing up the situation. Soon after Greg was offered the job as …

Rent Smart Wales (RSW) registration guide for 2020

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What is Rent Smart Wales? Rent Smart Wales aims to uphold a consistently high standard throughout the residential property industry in Wales.  Rent Smart Wales Landlord registration  Landlords who have a rental property that is let on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy must complete a registration with Rent Smart Wales.  Rent Smart Wales process landlord registrations and grant …

Welsh Tenant Saver Loans paid directly to agents and landlords in Wales

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The Welsh Government has today announced the introduction of their new “Tenant Saver Loan Scheme” (TSLS). Tenant Saver Loan Scheme will be made available from early September and is intended to support those most affected by the Covid-19. Tenant Saver Loan Scheme is designed to help private tenants who are experiencing rent arrears during the pandemic as a direct result …

Six-month notice period introduced for landlords in Wales

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The Welsh government’s introduction of the six months’ notice period is devasting news for some Welsh landlords some who are already struggling financially. Landlords in Wales will need to give six months’ notice to their tenants when seeking to evict their tenants. Mr Sasha Charles the CEO of Landlord Advice UK one the UK’s leading tenant eviction companies said: “I …

Unsure what Rent Smart Wales is about?

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Rent Smart Wales what is it? Rent Smart Wales also known as RSW is currently being administered from the offices of Cardiff Council. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 issuing processed from Cardiff. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will not be processed by other local authorities in wales, this has …

More bad news for Welsh landlords as government drops notice period bombshell

Welsh notice period extended The BLA said

The notice period will be extended, from 2 months to 6 The Welsh Government has declared, that it will counsel on, extending the notice time frame for a notice similar to an s.21 notice. The notice period may be extended, from 2 months to 6.  The proposed amendment, to extend the notice period, as reported by the housing minister Julie …

Guidance for landlords and agents: Private rental fees ban

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From 1 September 2019, Welsh Government is banning private rental fees. This means landlords and letting agents in Wales will no longer be able to charge tenants for additional fees. If a current tenancy started or was signed before 1 September 2019, tenants will continue to pay the fees in this tenancy. If a tenancy agreement is agreed after 1 …

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