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Top Tips for Budgeting as a Landlord

Top Tips for Budgeting as a Landlord

As a landlord, you’ve got a lot of finances to juggle, so what’s the best way to handle it all? When you become a landlord, it’s no longer just your own personal budget you have to worry about, you now have to balance the books for your business. And there’s quite a bit to keep …

Have we seen the end of the rent race?

Have we seen the end of the rent race?

As people flocked back to the cities when Covid restrictions eased, there was a surge in demand. But who won the rent race? It seems so long ago now, but it was only a couple of years ago that people started leaving the cities during the various lockdowns of 2020. Faced with job losses and …

House Lotteries: What’s the draw behind these tempting offers?

House Lotteries: What’s the draw behind these tempting offers?

You’ve seen the ads, you may have even bought a ticket, but are you curious about the house lotteries we see popping up everywhere? It seems like all we see in housing news these days is that prices are rising, with the age for first time buyers creeping up every year, as larger deposits and …

Is Air Pollution Affecting Your Investment?

Is Air Pollution Affecting Your Investment?

According to the World Health Organisation, 4.2 million deaths occur every year as a result of exposure to ambient air pollution Researchers at Swansea University launched a major study earlier this month to look at how everyday pollution affects the development and health of foetuses and children. Many urban areas in the UK have illegal …

Top Tips for Adding Value to Your Property

Top Tips for Adding Value to Your Property

What are the best ways to add value to your property? If you’ve invested in property, you’re going to want to increase its value and it’s rental desirability to maximise your profits. But what are the best ways to improve your property and see a bigger return on your investment in the future? If you’re …

Are you prepared for your retirement?

Are you prepared for your retirement?

Are you relying on your buy-to-lets to fill your pension pot?  The current UK retirement age is 66, but this age is set to rise to 67 if you’re born after April 1960. If you’re born after April 1977, it creeps up to 68. The current full state pension in the UK is £179.60 per …

‘Twas a Flood Before Christmas

‘Twas a Flood Before Christmas

‘Twas one night over Christmas and all through the rental The landlord was preparing for a season most gentle. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, Hung by the tenant, spending their Christmas there. The landlord was nestled all snug in their bed, While visions of RGI danced in their head. With Mashroom …

Key Council Tax Information Revealed

Key Council Tax Information Revealed

We explore the most important Council Tax rules and where in England, Scotland and Wales has the cheapest and most expensive Council Tax. As with bins, rules surrounding Council Tax in the UK are a minefield of information so here at Mashroom we want to make all the rules as simple as possible to understand. The local …

A Dark Past: Could you live in a home with a terrible history?

A Dark Past: Could you live in a home with a terrible history?

We all need somewhere to live, and as rent and sale prices continue to rise, we are all willing to put up with a few imperfections here and there for the sake of a safe roof over our head. But would you want to know about it? And if you did, would you turn down …