Letting Agents

Guest Blog – South East Wales Landlords encouraged to have their Voices Heard on Property Matters

With the number of landlords considering selling their rental property – despite increasing rents and growing demand from potential tenants – Parkmans advise there is no better time to invest! In view of this Parkmans, property specialists in south Wales, are holding a Landlord Investment Forum next week in Caerphilly, to discuss the future of more »

An interview with H&M Properties

Daniel Hopkins founded H&M Properties back in 2005 and his business is located in the suburb of Llanishen on the outskirts of Cardiff City Centre. The business occupies a prime location on one of the main roads (Fidlas Road), which can be found, on the Rhydypenau Junction. This is the junction between four districts of more »

Everything Lettings (Group) Ltd – Revisit

At the end of September 2016 we had the pleasure of meeting Karl O’Dare who had recently set up his own lettings company based in Newport, South Wales. Karl has 15 years experience working within the property management sector and had recently “gone it alone” by setting up “Everything Lettings“. We were invited down to more »

Equality and Diversity in the Private Rented Sector

Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Matt O’Grady who is the Equality and Diversity Officer for Tai Pawb who are based in Cardiff, South Wales. It was recommended that we meet with Matt because he is currently working on a bid for funding from the National Lottery to put together a scheme that will more »

Client Money Protection Schemes – Are you Protected?

Is your money protected by a Client Money Scheme? Disturbing new figures have revealed that at least 20% of Tenants and Landlords in the UK lack one simple but vital, financial safeguard – which is ultimately putting large sums of their cash at risk. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of Landlord and Tenants’ money is not more »

Airbnb – Do you know the risks of subletting?

The Airbnb phenomenon that is soaring in popularity is a growing issue for private sector landlords as tenants embrace the trend without checking if their tenancy allows them to do so. According to the UK’s tenant eviction firm Landlord Action the number of cases where tenants have sub-let properties without their landlord’s permission has trebled. more »

Supply and Demand of Welsh Housing

Supply of available housing is at its lowest level in 14 years, according to the latest National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) January Housing Market report The number of properties available per member branch fell to 33 in January, the lowest recorded since December 2002 when just 25 properties were available per member branch. In more »

Beware of the Unregulated Agent

We met this morning with a lovely lady who decided to rent out a property in Cathays last year – unfortunately, she decided to instruct an Unregulated Agent, being aware of the potential pitfalls. Moginie James are regulated by ARLA – the Association of Residential Letting Agents who are our industry’s governing body. There are more »

Finance for Landlords in Wales

Whilst at October’s Landlord and Letting show in Cardiff the team at Signature Private Finance made several interesting contacts as well as finding it to be a very successful exhibition for our business. One source of valuable insight, was meeting the owners of the website www.welsh-landlords.com. They are themselves Accidental Landlords and have created a more »

Introducing Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd

“DBCL is the UK’s Fastest Growing High Court Enforcement Company” Experts in Debt Recovery, High Court Enforcement, Possessions & Commercial Rent Recovery. Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd (DCBL) are the Channel 5 programme “Can’t Pay, We’ll Take it Away”. The DCBL board of Directors which includes an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer collectively has over 50 more »