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The Landlord's Survival Guide: The truly practical insider handbook for all private landlords [Paperback]

Lesley Henderson
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Book Description

28 Sep 2007
This concise but comprehensive guide is for first time - as well as established - landlords. It is divided into sections, each of which is jam-packed with detail and insider tips. Most sections will only take minutes to read (although a few earlier ones take a little more) and each section tells you exactly what you need to do - and why - to get best results. It provides advice on: viewings - how to arrange and conduct them; making a realistic rent assessment before spending any money; knowing what agents should charge and should do; advertising - how to write, where to place, and how to respond to callers - plus using the response to assess tenants; selecting tenants and closing the deal; and, deposits - why they work and how they can fail.It also offers advice on: agreeing inventories, schedules of condition, and property profiles; assured shorthold leases - what they are, the exceptions, and where to buy them for a song; ending tenancies - the easy, and the hard way; the legal responsibilities that no landlord can ignore; particular aspects about houses in multiple occupation; property maintenance - realistic costs and useful advice; and, dealing with the tax man. Each section has tips, skills, time management ideas, and problem solving advice, plus supportive guidance and helpful websites and phone numbers. If you're looking for a bit of straight talking about your investment, or you're sufficiently interested to discover how to increase your own bottom line rather than some agent's, then this is the guide for you.

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: How To Books (28 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845282248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845282240
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A book that shares the secrets of how landlords can avoid such pitfalls, regardless of the state of the market. The must-have bible for anyone considering investing in property to rent out.' -- The Oxford Times Lettings

'A must-have for anyone considering a buy-to-let investment.'

'The Landlord's Survival Guide has been written by someone with real experience in the pracalities of the lettings business and a through understanding of the pitfalls many unsuspecting new landlords may have yet to discover - she really does not pull any punches.

'Though the book very well covers the relevant legislation and a landlord's main responsibilites under the law, including mutiple occupation, its a real strength lies in it's practical management advice on how to do it right.

Well worth buying' Landlord Zone -- HotProperty

'Eminently readable and also a useful reference during problem times.' -- Eastern Landlords Association

'The Landlord's Survival Guide has been written by someone with real experience in the practicalities of the lettings business and a through understanding of the pitfalls many unsuspecting new landlords may have yet to discover - she really does not pull any punches.

Though the book very well covers the relevant legislation and a landlord's main responsibilities under the law, including multiple occupation, its a real strength lies in it's practical management advice on how to do it right.

Well worth buying.' -- Landlord Zone

All the things you need to know about to be a successful landlord in short. Ms Henderson is a practical landlord and tells it how it is. Her tips come from experience. Her book will doubtless be great comfort to inexperienced landlords and indeed will be a useful addition to any landlords reference shelf.'
-- Landlord-Law

From the Author

But the Devil's in the detail! That's what I repeatedly found myself exclaiming when reading other guides. Loads of advice on curtain types and complex financial vehicles, yet very little about the practical,day to day realities of being a modern landlord.

Where were the examples? The specific pieces of paperwork? The templates to copy. The tenant/property management skills that prevent the breakout of all-out war! Let alone details of how long everything might take???
After all, anyone can be a landlord...it's being a succesful landlord that counts.
This guide for landlords hasn't accepted adverts because I didn't want pressure groups on the editorial gravy train. It's just plain old, straight talking, warts and all advice about every single element of rentals, in an easy to replicate format with a few true anecdotes thrown in, and all based on family experience going back to the late 1950's!

Nor do I pull many punches. A decent rental must have a fully informed landlord and a well managed unit that endlessly earns its keep. There simply aren't any shortcuts.

Does that mean it's difficult?

Nope.

Does that mean you need to pay a small fortune in

fees?

Not likely!
Not knowing 'enough' creates a costly skills gap. You can't control your costs, tenants, buildings let alone agents without it.
So, mock advertising will help you discover the true return on any unit l-o-n-g before you spend out a penny. Then follows a succession of bite sized lessons about sucessfully framing adverts,responding to callers, handling the iniquitous viewings, the selection of tenants and tying up the deal right through to understanding that 50p a.s.t. lease, managing a complex HMO, understanding the new compulsory deposit system and the potential impact of wide ranging recent changes to the multiple occupancy licensing rules, which are likely to affect any landlord operating a shared lease arrangement and, naturally, how to find the landlord's thirteenth month. It also covers what a tenant can rightly expect from you, in return for all that rent. In short -the works. No missing details.

Ours is a 'you eat what you kill' culture. Only the self reliant will survive long term. And frankly, learning 'enough' is the only way to avoid being someone else's three course lunch.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book 24 July 2011
By AMF
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If you are thinking of letting your property through an agent, read this book first. You will learn how to rent your property without an agent, it is easy to read, honest advice. I found this book so interesting that I read it from cover to cover, but you can dip in and out of this book to find the relevant information that you need. I found this a gem of a book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Landlords guide 18 Sep 2012
By Philjue
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This is a great book for learnng the ropes when becoming a landlord.
Use the bits that you need and you will not go far wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helped so much 2 Oct 2011
By Andy
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As a first timer in the lanlord world, this book is still helping me through the lifecycle of tenants. Would definately recommend new newbies in the landlord arena.
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5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the cover 2 July 2012
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This book is the outstandingly the best one I have read relating to renting out property. I have used an agent to manage my property for the last five years but want to do it myself now. This book has increased my knowledge and confirmed to me that I have the ability to do this. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of renting out their property.
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