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The Accidental Landlord’s Checklist

The Accidental Landlord’s Checklist

So you’re a landlord… what now?!  So, you’ve become an ‘accidental landlord’ and you want to do this properly (not to mention stick to all the rules and regulations) but aren’t quite sure where to start.   Let us help you!We’re very helpful like that here at Mashroom.   As well as enabling you to list your …

Renting Bidding Wars

Renting Bidding Wars

As competition increases, landlords are seeing bidding wars over renting properties. Would-be tenants looking for a property to rent are sending landlords friendly selfies and sob stories about their pets to try and secure a home. Competition over rental properties is sparking ferocious bidding wars as: Rent has increased by up to 14% over the …

Expected Fall in House Prices Creates Opportunities for Landlords

Expected Fall in House Prices Creates Opportunities for Landlords

A fall in house prices is expected, which may provide a fresh opportunity for landlords. As we head towards the second half of 2022, Rightmove is predicting a likely fall in house prices.  The portal’s latest monthly snapshot showed another record high for the average asking price, but Rightmove is warning that after a very …

I think my property has radon, what should I do?

I think my property has radon, what should I do?

So you’ve heard about radon, but what exactly is it? When it comes to dangerous gases, it’s not just carbon monoxide you have to worry about. Radon is a colourless and odourless radioactive gas that is created by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Which …

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Interest Rate Increases Make Renting Cheaper Than Buying

Interest Rate Increases Make Renting Cheaper Than Buying

Latest interest rate rise makes renting cheaper than buying for the first time since 2014. For the past 11 months it has been cheaper to buy a home in Great Britain than rent, but following last week’s interest rate rise, it’s now cheaper to rent than to buy, according to the lettings agency Hamptons: November …

Prescribed Information: What you need to know

Prescribed Information: What you need to know

What do you need to know about deposits? There’s lots to remember when you’re a landlord, from making sure your legal compliance documents are in place (Gas Safety, EICR and EPC) and up-to-date, to taking proper care of your tenant’s deposit. When it comes to deposits, you need to make sure that you deal with …

Pump Up the Savings?: Will spending on heat pumps really help you save?

Pump Up the Savings?: Will spending on heat pumps really help you save?

Could heat pumps be the answer to rising energy bills? As we learn more and more about the potentially devastating effects of climate change, coupled with the need to drive down ever-increasing energy bills, governments and individuals are looking for cheaper and greener ways to heat homes. Often, greener solutions have a positive impact on …

50% of UK Households Cutting Back on Energy

50% of UK Households Cutting Back on Energy

Over 50% of UK households are cutting back on gas and electricity use due to the cost-of-living crisis More than half of UK households have reduced energy usage because of the cost-of-living crisis. In a bid to cut costs, a new survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 52% …

Another Interest Rate Hike Expected

Another Interest Rate Hike Expected

The Bank of England expected to raise interest rates yet again. Economists are forecasting that the Bank of England will raise interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Thursday, with experts saying the move would affect house prices, as some experts refuse to rule out a rise of half a point — taking rates …

I’ve got joint tenants and one wants to leave early, what do I do?

I’ve got joint tenants and one wants to leave early, what do I do?

If you have joint tenants and one wants to leave the property before the tenancy is up, where does this leave you? In 2022, friends, family members and partners regularly rent homes together. While house shares and HMOs are common, if it’s possible to live with people you know and like, many will opt for …