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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (15 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470029218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470029213
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"an invaluable guide to the industry" ( GSPC Property Guide, Tue 19th June 2007)

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"This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It′s an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would–be landlord, novice and experienced alike."

– Tom Entwistle, Editor of the Rental Property Website, LandlordZONE.co.uk

  --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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143 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 12 Oct. 2003
Format: Paperback
This book contains a great deal of information on renting your property, and definatly more than enough for you to be successful, it also contain several stories of real life situations to be aware of.
The Main thing I like about this book is that it's increadibly realistic, not hyped in anyway, and makes you feel that renting just after you've bought your property is going to be a little bit of a struggle, NOT easy. I already feel I've problems to solve and what to expect.
It talks of agencies, contracts, a great deal on tenants, Insurance, taxes and much more..
A great selling point is that the book provides a check list of all things in the house you need check so that you can fit and repair to getting a better rent rate.
Definatly worth buying for beginners or people who already own 1 or 2 properties.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Crazy Andy on 30 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
Due to unfortunate circumstances, my house was lying empty, and I was forced to let it out. Not having been in this game before, I was totally apprehensive about the whole thing.
This book goes through each stage of renting out your proprty, or indeed entering the world of buy-to let. It discusses chapter-by-chapter, how to choose a suitable property, deciding whether you manage yourself, or leave that to an agent, how to choose your agent, property maintenance, and your responsibilities as a landlord.
Not everyone will need to read every chapter, but it's well worth reading all the relevant chapters to the reader.
Best of all, the book discusses tax implications on rental income. I didn't know the law on this, and it saves me quite a wedge! So from my point of view, the book was well worth the money just for that information alone (but of course very helpful all round!).
Moreover, as one would expect in a book "for Dummies", it's written in a down-to-earth and humourous manner!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By madjack on 5 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
The book has lots of helpful hints and suggestions for how to rent out property. There are some good points about looking at property from the point of view of tenants and what kind of buying decisions to make.

There were a couple of big disappointments for me:
- the book looks as if it has been based on the US version and just "translated" over - so some of the advice doesn't really resonate - "a devious tenant can always stop payment on even a certified personal cheque" - what's one of those? Do they mean a guarantee card? Really?
- some of it goes over the barrier of common sense - it goes into a big explanation of the advantages of having a mobile phone and what sort to buy if you want to be a landlord. Even my 75 year old mother has a mobile phone! Please!
- I bought this on the strength of a review praising the tax information in the book - I found this to be very cursory (about a page on income tax). So because I don't want to use an accountant I'll have to find another book.

So the book didn't meet my needs and I wouldn't have bought it if I'd have leafed through it in a shop.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jun. 2004
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The examples of various agreements needed to protect yourself and your tenant are fantastic. I copied and used them with the confidence that if anything went wrong with the property or any damage was caused I had paperwork that was water tight and would hold up in court. It also gave the Tenant confidence that they were dealing with someone who knew what they were doing. Lots of great tips and advice on issues I hadn't even considered.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Anderson on 20 Jan. 2004
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A very good (and easy) read and makes a very useful reference. Money well spent, even though I was dubious about buying it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. S. Ratcliffe on 20 April 2010
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Found this book really useful and essential reading when I rented out my house as it covers all aspects of the rental market, from buy-to-rent properties, house insurance options and finding the perfect agent versus doing it all yourself. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Hesketh on 4 April 2014
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there was nothing new inside that I didn't really know already from researching this on the internet so a great book for newbies
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If you are a Landlord or are thinking of being one this is a must read.Simple but fun of down to earth advice. It lets you learn from others mistakes and gives you some very good tips how to save money. It also puts both sides of a question and leaves you to deciede which is the answer for you.
Best money I have spent in a long while and I have made it back with their tips.
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