Life as a Letting Agent

As you may or may not have noticed we haven’t exactly been posting regular content lately. In fact our last blog entry was in June 2018 and despite the odd Facebook post or Tweet, you could be forgiven for thinking that we have shut up shop and run for the hills. We can assure you more »

GDPR and Welsh Landlords

As from May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will form the new standard by which landlords and agents deal with personal information about their tenants and clients. It replaces the Data Protection Act and introduces a number of significant changes to the way you should be processing personal information. The RLA have more »

Free Boilers for Landlords in Tylorstown

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council are pleased to announce that they have secured funding in order to provide free boilers for Landlords within the councils designated Housing and Action area within Tylorstown in South Wales. The boilers can be offered to tenants regardless of their income and they are NOT means tested. The only more »

Welsh Landlords Interview Douglas Haig – Part 3: The RLA

Douglas Haig has been the Vice Chairman of the RLA Wales for a number of years and in addition to running the Cardiff Landlord Forum, he also runs his own property management company based in Cardiff. All the positions that Douglas holds have given him a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Private Rented more »

Tax Seminar in Cardiff

Moginie James Estate Agents will be hosting a Tax Seminar on Thursday March 23rd  2017 starting at 4 pm sharp. The event will last approximately two hours and will be in the form of a presentation by Sian Anthony who is a tax specialist working for HSJ Accountants. There will be plenty of opportunity afterwards for more »

How To Sound Proof Your Property

One of the main headaches for any Landlord is the issue of noise pollution. This either manifests itself in the form of neighbours making noise that is upsetting your tenants or in some cases it’s your tenants themselves who are creating the disturbance. If you find yourself in the second scenario then it’s your responsibility 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 »

Chancellor to Slash Landlord Mortgage Interest Relief

Last summer, the Chancellor announced that from April 2017 there will be a reduction in the amount of mortgage interest relief available to buy-to-let landlords against their rental income. Currently mortgage interest relief is fully deductible against rental income so that landlords liable to income tax at the higher and additional rates of income tax more »

Cardiff and their HMO’s

The long awaited HMO Supplementary Planning Guidance has now been released for consultation! In effect, the Council want to restrict the density of HMO’s in Cathays & Roath to 20%,  ( and to 10% in other wards ).  This means that within Cathays or Plasnewydd, if more than 20% of the dwellings within a 50 more »

Rent Smart Wales: Are you an agent or landlord?

Though for many this may be a simple question, we have been quite surprised by the number of cases where apparent “landlords” will have to licence under Rent Smart Wales as an agent. If you are a high street agent, it is fairly simple, you are an agent. Being a landlord can be more complex more »