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Licensing Updates and Rent Increases

Nobody can argue that 2022 wasn’t a busy year news wise. And what better way to kick off our first 2023 Mashroom Show than with an update on the stories that got us talking from last year! Don’t forget, there’s always plenty of conversation about the latest topics on the Mashroom Landlord Community on Facebook, …

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How to Prepare for Upcoming Rental Reform

Landlords, change is coming! Well, you know the old saying that a change is as good as a rest… keep that one in mind, because there’s plenty of change coming for landlords as we move through 2023.  In this episode: We’ve got the legal know-how of CEO and founder of Woodstock Legal Services, Carly Jermyn, …

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Rents in Prime London Locations Soar As Demand Outstrips Supply

What does the future hold for London’s most sought-after rental markets? Prestigious postcodes in prime central London have always commanded a premium. But with demand currently outstripping supply, landlords with properties in the likes of Kensington, Chelsea, Mayfair, Marylebone and the City are achieving record-high rental prices. Is it sustainable and what does the future …

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Are Tenants and Landlords Actually in Perfect Harmony?

Often pitted against each other, recent research reveals that most tenants are actually happy with their landlord. Tenants and landlords are usually portrayed as mortal enemies, constantly at loggerheads and always at odds. The reality is quite different, however. It’s just that ‘tenant likes landlord, and is happy with living conditions and service’ doesn’t lend …

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Tax Returns: Tips to Take you from Terror to Triumph

Landlord Tax: 3 Dos and 3 Don’ts you Can’t Afford to Miss Anyone paying attention to the past six or so years knows this much: things change. Yet, to paraphrase a very old saying, taxes aren’t going anywhere.  Sometimes, you fall into being a landlord. Sometimes, you dip a toe in and your portfolio grows …

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Will the government listen to landlords in 2023?

Latest News: All you need is gov? If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s this: 2022 was full of news, and a lot of that news was about the government – or rather governments.  It was musical chairs for prime ministers, housing ministers and chancellors alike, and all of them were distracted …

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The Best Ways to Save in 2023

23 Landlord Resolutions for 2023 – the best bits from The Mashroom Show With every year comes more wisdom, and 2022 certainly could be described as character-forming. The past year chucked seemingly everything at landlords, from the cost-of-living crisis hitting property owners and tenants alike, the energy price hike threatening many of us with daunting …

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Finally, a Rental Fall?

There’s been a dip in average rents, but is it here to stay? The final months of 2022 finally saw a slight dip in average rents, with prices falling to their lowest levels since June 2022.  But before would-be tenants start jumping for joy and landlords sink into doom and despair, let’s take a look …

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Petition to Reverse Section 24 Gains Traction

Landlord petition calling for the reverse of Section 24 forces government response In 2015, then-Chancellor George Osborne sent shockwaves through the buy-to-let market when he announced the gradual phasing out of mortgage interest relief. Fast forward to 2023, and a petition calling for the reverse of those changes has now reached the required 10,000 signatures …

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What will happen to landlords with low EPC ratings?

What will happen to landlords with low EPC ratings? Many landlords are concerned about upcoming changes to the minimum EPC rating permitted in privately rented homes (PRH), which looks likely to rise from E to C in 2025. The costs of upgrading properties to meet the new EPC standards, alongside a lack of funding for …