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Post Pandemic Renting: What do renters want?

Post Pandemic Renting: What do renters want?

We all knew the world would change after the pandemic, but has what renters are looking for in a home changed too? Our lives have either changed or been shaped in a variety of ways by Covid – and some changes, which were forced upon us, are here to stay. Times have changed and things …

Tenants Contents Insurance: Why don’t renters get it?

Tenants Contents Insurance: Why don’t renters get it?

We write a lot about all the rights and responsibilities of landlords, but not everything falls on the owner of a property – tenants’ contents insurance is the responsibility of the renters. While tenants’ contents insurance is the responsibility of the renter, your landlord has some legal responsibilities to ensure the property they are letting …

10 Common Insurance Mistakes

10 Common Insurance Mistakes

Are you making mistakes when it comes to insuring your property? Let’s take a look at the ten most common mistakes that people make. Whether you’re a first-time landlord or you’ve been in this game for a while, you’ll know that owning and renting out a property comes with its fair share of responsibilities.  One …

Splitting Your Assets: What you need to know

Splitting Your Assets: What you need to know

How do you split your property assets when you split up or someone dies? If you have bought a property with a partner, friend or family member, and then you split up or they pass away, what should you do? Sadly, we can’t solve your relationship problems, but we can offer some advice on your …

How to Get on the Property Ladder

How to Get on the Property Ladder

It’s becoming ever harder to get on the property ladder, so how can you get onto that first rung? The average age of a first time buyer in the UK is 34, with the pandemic and the rising cost-of-living pushing the possibility of being a home-owner to later in life than many would prefer. Before …

The Rise of the New Rental: What is BTR?

The Rise of the New Rental: What is BTR?

The rise of the new rental (also known as BTR) is ushering in a whole new lifestyle for young professionals looking for more from their homes. After all, wouldn’t life be great if your new place to rent came with more than just your own four walls? Well, welcome the rise of the ‘new rental’, …

Void Periods: Everything you need to know

Void Periods: Everything you need to know

Void periods are enough to send a shiver down a landlord’s spine. So how can you minimise the risk? A void period is a stretch of time when your property is unoccupied – literally void. There can be a couple of reasons for this: Renovation. You may be doing some work to the property before …

Should You Sell Up or Rent Out?

Should You Sell Up or Rent Out?

So you’re looking to move on to a new home and you’re not sure if you should sell your current home or rent it out. There are a growing number of people who are looking to move, but who either can’t or don’t want to sell their house. While traditionally home owners would sell their …

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 …

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 …