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Complete Idiots Guide to Being a Smart Landlord
Complete Idiots Guide to Being a Smart Landlord
by Casey Edwards
Edition: Paperback

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The American Landlord, 3 April 2004
This book has cleaarly been written for the American market and does contain very useful information and advice. It is clear the Americans have far more experience than the Brititsh with rental properties and this is reflected in this book. Unfortunately being so specifically geared, more than 1/4 of the book relates to specific American states (discussing law, responsibilities and taxes) and as such is of limited use to the British market. I have taken away some useful pointers from this book such as welcoming tenants, running a rental business and dealing with tenant disputes, but feel it is less useful to the U.K. landlord.


Buying a House: A Step-by-step Guide to Buying Your Ideal Home (How to)
Buying a House: A Step-by-step Guide to Buying Your Ideal Home (How to)
by Adam Walker
Edition: Paperback

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Novice to knowledgeable, 2 April 2004
This book is excellent! It is an under estimation to call it a step by step guide. This book outlines the whole house buying process from start to finish in easy to understand terms. Not only does it tell you what to do, but also how to do it. It is filled with case examples which highlight the pros and cons of differing decisions to be made. It describes in detail what must, could, and should happen in the buying process, together with tips and suggestions in case it doesn't. Importantly it also considers the effects of new legislation and how the current process will be affected by this. Prior to reading this book I found the house buying process to be daunting, but after reading it feel confident and enthusiastic about it. I wish I'd had this book many years ago when I bought my first home.
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Successful Landlord's Handbook: How to Build One Million Pound Property Portfolio Starting with Fifteen Thousand Pounds Plus Investment
Successful Landlord's Handbook: How to Build One Million Pound Property Portfolio Starting with Fifteen Thousand Pounds Plus Investment

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Specific Informative Guide, 30 Mar 2004
I am surprised at how much information is packed into this book. It covers all the key areas of buy to let and rather than 9like some books) just giving an overview, this one gives specific detail in key areas. I have read this book several times and keep referring back to it for specific information. Each of the chapters starts with an overview and then goes onto explain details of what is needed. I feel this book is essential for anyone starting in the buy to let business as it contains the three main elements: what to do, how to do it, and who can help. A very informative book which has already been well worth the price paid.


Homebuyers Kit
Homebuyers Kit
by Edith Lank
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Homebuyers Kit, 22 Mar 2004
This review is from: Homebuyers Kit (Paperback)
This book would be an extremely useful book for anyone buying a new home in the USA. It is packed full of advice on agents. brokers, financing and taxation. Unfortunately this book is clearly written for the USA market, and has little benefit to those buying homes in the UK. Much of the law quoted, and the comparasin tables used would be of little benefit outside the USA. There are some general tips on home buying, but I feel that in view of its content this book should be left to USA housebuyers only.


Buy To Let: The Keysteps Series
Buy To Let: The Keysteps Series
by Stuart Powers
Edition: Paperback

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A basic Guide For Letting Property, 22 Mar 2004
Stuart Powers: Buy To Let, The Key Steps is exactly what the title says. It is a book best suited to those who have not yet researched the buy to let provisions and gives a key insight into where to look, and what to look for. It is a short book which can easily be read during other activities (such as in a break) and fits neatly into a pocket or handbag due to its size. It covers all the basics and stimulates the desire for further reading. This book is ideal for those at the beginning of their research into this area. It does not go into specific detail but provides recommendations on other points of contact. The case studies give a practical element to the theory and explain it well. A good book to start with.


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