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  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Colophon Print (6 Aug 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0956121055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956121059
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author is an expert at renting her own houses to people who need a place to live. She knows how to make a good profit from her investment. With her co-author Ben Reeve-Lewis, she explains the law and how to manage an HMO (House of Multiple Occupation).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keywriter on 13 Aug 2012
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This has got to be unique - a professional's insight that shoots from the hip - casual, street-wise, superbly knowledgeable, and fun. Or "Sussed", exactly like it says on the tin. More like personal notes on hard-won trade secrets, it's an easy read for a complicated subject, light-heartedly presented just the way a close friend might, liberally sprinkled with personal asides and anecdotes. Best of all, it's an authentic and thoroughly convincing "feel" of what it might be like to be a property owner actually living through the experience of renting to multiple tenants. There's even a bonus: extra input from housing law expert Ben Reeve-Lewis cuts through the massive tangle of legalese (the official six-volume Housing Law Encyclopaedia is two feet thick and weighs twenty-six pounds) to bring you vital info straight-up in words everyone can understand. All in just 100 pages, so it's not really a book, it's more a pocket-size go-anywhere set of professional crib notes. Keep it handy in your top drawer. If you're in the business, you're going to use it a lot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on 17 Sep 2012
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Found out about this super book from HMO landlady blog.I have years of experience as a landlord but entering this realm of HMO's is a whole new chapter.Fortunately I came across this book and it was just what I was looking for, infact I read twice in quick succession and have recommended it to others.I could go on and use lots of words to describe this brilliant work which is a result of this good lady's experience, but you lot of fellow landlords out there, just like me, would do well to get your own copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Rolande on 19 Sep 2013
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It can take millions of pounds and many years to achieve the kind of fame that sharp suited, oblong red spectacled marketing types talk of over a long lunch in the City. It's not simply brand awareness they want, the absolute pinnacle of a brand is when the very name becomes part of everyday language.

That's when we `Hoover' the carpet rather than vacuum it, `SkyPlus' a tv show rather than record it and something controversial is a `Marmite' situation. You can almost hear the Madmen toasting themselves with a `Bolly' - oh hang on - that's another one.

Occasionally new words added to the language are not quite as positive.

`Rachmanism', perhaps lesser known these days was a shorthand word for a slum landlord, an exploiter of tenants and an all-round property rogue. Rachman himself was an immigrant to the UK who in the 1950's and 60's owned over 100 `Mansion Blocks' (or slums as they would now be known) and became infamous for methods to evict tenants, even becoming caught up in political scandals of the time.

The word sprang to my mind when I was asked to read and review Renting HMO's Sussed: 100 Pages Of Personal Experience, a recently published title available on Amazon.

There is an undeniable truth about the world of HMO's or Flatlet Houses, that makes them the most challenging of properties to own or live in. They are usually owned by wealthy and successful individuals who often were able to make large sums of capital in other ways before entering the bedsit world. On the other hand, the tenants are often some of the most vulnerable and poorest people in society and increasingly are new arrivals in the Country unaware of the protective legal framework we enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Steven Julien on 13 Aug 2013
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As a landlord with over 100 renters (80+ in House shares), I was really pleased to read a book that is not just full of hype.
For many novice landlords, they are sold the dream of buy a big house, get as many rooms as you can out of it and just sit back while the money rolls in.
The HMO landlady gives a good insight as to what it will be like for most people entering the world of HMO's.
This book is about the `experience' of being a landlord and is not a manual and that's why it makes a refreshing change and should be part of your learning.
I'm a professional landlord and personally manage every single one of my properties and find with the right systems, on a busy week I work 3-4 hours a day, 4-5 days per week.
The HMO landlady has a more hands on approach which may be more time consuming and harder work but she uses this as her USP which is the reason why (I believe) she is very good at it.
If you're thinking of getting into HMO's, and it isn't for everybody, then it's well worth a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart on 28 Nov 2012
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This was a useful book written by an existing and enthusiaistic landlady on both the pitfalls as well as the rewards of becoming an HMO landlord/lady. The book acknowledges that this side of property management is probably one of the most difficult in terms of the client base, ensuring consistent income flow and keeping sweet with the authorities. That having been said the financial breakdown contained within the book spells out the potential benefits for the well run HMO. The only difficulty the reader will find is that Councils and lenders are somewhat reluctant to support this side of the industry so for anyone hoping to get started it can be an uphill battle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Dec 2012
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Clearly evident the writer has some real practical experience. Lots of useful tips and the author answered many questions I had reagrding some of the more practical issues HMO landlords face.
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