'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.'
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?
Does that mean you need to pay a small fortune in
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.