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Buying or Renting a Home in London [Paperback]

David Hampshire , Sue Harris
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28 April 2006
Written in an entertaining style, Buying or Renting a Home in London 2006-07 covers everything a prospective buyer could wish to know including buying for investment, renting, the best places to live, finding your dream home, finance, the purchase procedure, moving house, taxation, insurance and much, much more, including a comprehensive survey of all 33 London boroughs. It is packed with vital information and insider tips to help readers avoid disasters that can turn their dream home into a nightmare. Buying or Renting a Home in London 2006-07 is essential reading for anyone planning to buy or rent a home in London and is designed to guide readers through the property maze and save them time, trouble and money!

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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 1st edition (28 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905303068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905303069
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 14.8 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 391,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Hampshire was born in England and after serving in the Royal Air Force he was employed for many years in the computer industry, before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. His work has taken him around the world and he has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. David is an authority on living, working, retiring and buying property abroad, and is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including the best-selling Living and Working in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, London, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. David lives in Bath, England with his partner Alexandria.
A complete list of David's books (sole author unless indicated) is shown below:
Buying a Home in Australia - co author
Buying a Home in France
Buying a Home in Italy
Buying a Home in Portugal
Buying a Home in Spain
Buying or Renting a Home in London - co-author
Buying or Renting a Home in Switzerland - co author
Buying Selling & Letting Property
Culture Wise America - co-author
Culture Wise Australia - co-author
Culture Wise England - co-author
Living and Working in America
Living and Working in Australia
Living and Working in Britain
Living and Working in Canada - co-author
Living and Working in France
Living and Working in London - co-author
Living and Working in New Zealand
Living and Working in Spain
Living and Working in Switzerland
Retiring in France
US Immigration Handbook - co-author


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All boroughs covered 16 May 2011
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This very well written book contains surveys of ALL the London boroughs. With the outer boroughs enjoying a massive renaissance, this full coverage is of genuine value. The book is very evenhanded in its judgments about the area options available and gives credit wherever it is due. What becomes clear is the theme that one should investigate the outer regions of Greater London - it's often possible to find an architecturally identical property for virtually half the price just by looking a few miles further out. Local restaurants and coffee bars will often be branches of exactly the same chains as found in the inner areas. Meanwhile, outer London borough schools are much better and crime levels are lower. A real case of getting more for less.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First review 2 April 2008
By Mike Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Well's like they say one man's meat is another one's poison. I read several books on buying a place in London and I keep coming to this one. Gives all the facts I need for making a first time decision in buying a house. Most of the other books were for tourists. This book gives detailed facts including council tax rates for each borough. Extremely handy. I wish I could have the info placed on my computer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 25 Sep 2007
By Shana M. Hunter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Unless you don't know how to buy or rent a place AT ALL, like--don't know how to negotiate something--this book it useless. you'd be better off with a phone book with vague descriptions of each region. It doesn't help you as a newbie figure out the best place to live. It's more of just a passive reference--an accumulation of random data. Do not buy--I returned it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for acquainting yourself to the neighborhoods 3 July 2008
By Cantab Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Contains in-depth looks at each of the neighborhoods; very useful when cross-referencing with the online realtor web sites when hunting for property. Contains some filler as well, but on the whole very useful if you're moving to greater London.
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