Move in and out with more money in your pocket
No need to pay thousands of pounds upfront for a deposit
Your money isn’t tied up at the end of your tenancy
Browse Mashroom properties and once you and your landlord have agreed that your tenancy will be deposit-free, all you need to do is pay a one-off fee.
You can hold on to the cash that would otherwise have been locked up in a traditional deposit. Which means you’ve got more at your disposal for making your new place feel like home.
As with traditional deposit you will be liable for damages and unpaid rent. For fair resolution we partnered with RICS, the world's oldest and largest mediator, to help resolve disagreements.
Deposit Replacement means you hold on to the cash that would otherwise have been locked up in a traditional deposit. By paying a small one-off fee upfront, you keep more money in your pocket, giving you more flexibility.
Deposit Replacement offers the same cover as a traditional deposit, but you don’t have to set the money aside upfront. If you cause any damage during your tenancy, you settle it at the end, instead of your landlord deducting it from a deposit.
Any property listed with Mashroom is eligible for Deposit Replacement. If the property you are interested in does not offer it, you can ask the landlord to opt in, ensuring extra protection for them and a quicker move for you.
Our one-off fee for Deposit Replacement costs one week’s worth of rent.
You can make an offer on any Mashroom property. All you need to do is specify that you would like to use Deposit Replacement when you make your offer. (include link on guide)
Deposit Replacement is not an insurance against damages. It is designed to allow for a quicker move and save on upfront costs, but you are still liable for any damage and would need to settle any costs at the end of your tenancy.
If there is no damage or unpaid rent, you can move on without waiting for a traditional deposit to be released. If the landlord puts forward any claims of damages or unpaid rent, you will be able to review the claim in detail and provide your perspective. If there is no damage or unpaid rent, you can move on without waiting for a traditional deposit to be released.
Most tenants are eligible for Deposit Replacement. All you need to do is pass a referencing check.
Deposit Replacement is completely optional, serving as an alternative to the traditional deposit. We support the Tenant’s Fees Ban Act of 2019 and think tenants should never be forced to pay fees before moving in.
You’ll be able to access your agreement by logging into your dashboard where it will be stored.