Tenants

How Can I Prepare for the Cost-of-Living Crisis?

How Can I Prepare for the Cost-of-Living Crisis?

The cost-of-living crisis will hit everyone – landlords and tenants alike. So how can you prepare for it? It has been a long few years and it seems it’s just one crisis after another, with the cost-of-living crisis following swiftly on the heels of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. But what exactly is causing the …

Is the Good Life Leaving Bad Debt?

Is the Good Life Leaving Bad Debt?

Is your debt holding you back? From store cards to credit cards, it seems like very little is out of reach these days, as we can all buy now and pay later. It’s made for a booming few years, where we have been able to have all we want – from the latest fashions to …

The Mashroom Bindex: Exploring recycling bin rules and data!

The Mashroom Bindex: Exploring recycling bin rules and data!

According to Scrib, in the UK we throw away 13 billion steel cans every year, which when stacked on top of each other would reach the moon!  Everything from council tax to bin collection varies across the country. When it comes to bins, the United Kingdom has both private and council recycling systems in operation in …

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 …

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 …

Would you like a flat with that?

Would you like a flat with that?

With the continuing rising price of rent, what was once a rite of passage, has become the height of human achievement for Millennials and Gen Z. But is it really these generations’ everyday luxuries that are holding them back from building their own property empires, or is it the rising rental prices that no other …

Planet Property: Should you look to the stars for your next investment?

Planet Property: Should you look to the stars for your next investment?

A Planetary Portfolio The first man went into space in 1961 and only eight years later, on 2nd July 1969, the first man walked on the Moon. Some 50 years later, Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, is now the oldest person to have gone into space at 90 years old, enjoying the sudden boom in …

Winter Property Prep

Winter Property Prep

Hope for the best While it is probably still too soon to start talking about the festive season, the nights are starting to draw in and there is a distinctive autumnal chill in the air. Now is a good time to start thinking about ensuring your properties are prepared for winter, whether you are a …

Top 5 Tips for Tenants

Top 5 Tips for Tenants

There have been lots of changes in the world of fees, and great news – long gone are the days when moving house would cost you thousands! This change means that all you are now allowed to be charged for is: The rent Your deposit (see below!)  A holding fee, which must be returned to …

Is a degree holding young people back?

Is a degree holding young people back?

Young peoples hopes of getting on the property ladder without turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad took another hit recently, after a proposed government policy change. Changes to the threshold at which students start repaying their student loans are set to lower, so many will find themselves paying back student debts through the …