Landlord guides

What factors matter most when selling a property? Buyer vs Seller

What factors matter most when selling a property? Buyer vs Seller

When it comes to buying and selling a property, sellers are also often buyers and vice-versa. So you would be forgiven for thinking the factors each place the most importance on when buying and selling a property, would be the same. Mashroom surveyed over 1,000 UK homeowners on both sides of the fence, to ascertain …

Right to Rent: A Landlord’s Guide

Right to Rent: A Landlord’s Guide

In November 2020, a new online service was introduced by the Home Office, which allows certain tenants to carry out their own check and share the results with you (or your agent) digitally, via an online code.  You cannot insist that a tenant uses the online service, but if they agree to, all they need …

Guide for Tenants: Deposit Replacement vs. Traditional Deposit Schemes

Guide for Tenants: Deposit Replacement vs. Traditional Deposit Schemes

The beginning of a tenancy can be something of an emotional roller coaster. Abruptly packing your life into boxes and most likely living out of them can pile on the stress.  On top of the exciting parts, there’s always that ominous shadowy figure lurking round in the background too. The most unwelcome housewarming guest… the …

Guide for Landlords: Replacement vs. Traditional Deposit Schemes

Guide for Landlords: Replacement vs. Traditional Deposit Schemes

Deposits: Traditional or replacement? Your options explained The start of a tenancy can be a rollercoaster of emotions for many. There’s a lot to get your head around, from tenancy agreements, to inventories, the list can seem never ending – and getting it wrong at any point along the way can leave you in hot …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a Home

A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a Home

Getting the keys to your new home is a good reason to turn the excitement levels up to 11. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or moving up the property ladder, there aren’t many bigger purchases we make than that of bricks and mortar. And while buying a home is super exciting, unfortunately, it’s not always …

Your complete guide to gas safety certificates

Your complete guide to gas safety certificates

Millions of households across the UK use gas to power their homes. And it might come as no surprise that the infrastructure that distributes gas to all these properties is very intricate and complex, needing plenty of oversight and checks. Across the UK, gas appliances in both houses and commercial buildings are regulated by the …

What is indemnity insurance? 

What is indemnity insurance? 

As you will come to experience – if you haven’t already – the road to buying a property is not always a smooth one, and you can occasionally encounter a few bumps along the journey to owning a house. An indemnity insurance, however, can make the process of acquiring property less tumultuous and will safeguard …

4 Things That Devalue Your Home: What Not to Do When Selling

4 Things That Devalue Your Home: What Not to Do When Selling

Believe it or not, there are some things that we commonly associate with increasing the value of our home which in fact cause our property to decrease in value. Here are some of the things you might want to think twice about before building in your home. Install a swimming pool  It turns out that …

Listing your Property Online 

Listing your Property Online 

As the majority of industries around us evolve with the use of technology, it’s no surprise that the estate agency sector is following suit. Traditionally, people looking to sell their home would have gone to the high street to list their property, or to the shop window to look for a new one, however, a …

Questions to ask when buying a house

Questions to ask when buying a house

It is common practice to carry out extensive research and investigation when making any kind of serious decision. Buying a house is significant and important, and prior to buying a property and committing to a considerable financial investment, you will want to be confident that you have made the right decision.  Through the process of …