Beat the Spring surge and start the selling process now

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It’s a New Year – a time to reflect on things gone by and look ahead. Build on the positives and learn from the negatives. Whatever your aspirations for the coming 12 months – whether you want to further your career or change job completely, get healthier or start a family – now is the […]

Rent Smart Wales – The Landlord Lowdown

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Unless you’ve been hidden away in an Australian jungle over the last few months, you will have heard about the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016; an extension of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 that ultimately aims to make renting easier and provide more rights and greater protection for tenants – now referred to as ‘contract-holders’. […]

Winter proofing your rental property

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The nights are drawing in and it’s getting colder – winter is definitely on its way! From endless hot drinks to embracing cosy knitwear, we have learnt how to keep ourselves warm and comfortable in the winter months, but we perhaps neglect preparing our homes for the challenges that lie ahead. Of course, most major […]

Why Cardiff rents are increasing and what it means for the market

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Property rents have seen significant progressive increases since 2020 says a Cardiff-based estate agents. Thomas H Wood, which have offices in Whitchurch and Radyr, have been helping customers buy, sell and rent homes across south Wales for over fifty years. The experienced team has noticed a trend of upward rents since the end of lockdown […]

Get a move on!

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Now is a great time to buy and sell, with continually increasing house prices now levelling off and backlogs of sales now clearing. In July, Rightmove reported that house sales were taking 150 days to complete – that’s 50 days longer than pre-pandemic in 2019.  While we personally didn’t experience these huge delays, it is […]

Thomas H Wood Sponsors New Cardiff Corries AFC Kit

Leading Cardiff estate agent Thomas H Wood has continued its sponsorship of Cardiff Corries (Corinthians) A.F.C. into its 2022 season with a brand new team kit. The established sales and letting agent, which has offices in Whitchurch and Radyr, has sponsored the home strip for the club which will be worn for matches at their […]

There’s a Cardiff Just For You

Looking to move to Cardiff? Choosing the area that’s perfect for you and your needs can be a time-consuming task, so we’ve compiled a list of five fantastic areas in the capital that might suit a range of lifestyle needs, whether you’re looking for somewhere for the family or to kick off your journey to […]

Welcome to our new website

We have been busy working behind the scenes with our digital partner Jaijo to reassess our positioning and bring it to life with a brand-new look and feel for Simon Colligan Estate Agents.

Is Buy to Let Still a Good Investment Option?

Is Buy to Let Still a Good Investment Option?

In the past, landlords with a portfolio of investment properties could be reasonably confident that they would have secure investment income for retirement or just general use. Over the last few years, there have been a lot of changes affecting investment properties, so is Buy to Let still a good idea? The days of soaring […]

The End of Assured Shorthold Tenancies?

The End of Assured Shorthold Tenancies?

Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 allows private landlords to repossess their properties from assured shorthold tenants without having to establish fault on the part of the tenant, often referred to as “no-fault evictions”. This rule means landlords can end tenancies at any time, through no fault of the tenants. Many people argue that […]