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English Property Porn How To
on 16 September 2014
Neither as detailed nor practically useful as the Housebuilder's Bible. Seems too much the product of our (the English) obsession with house (land) prices and how to make a living out of the rents (economic meaning - look it up) to be derived from them. If you've a place in inner London, or are otherwise wealthy, and have the means to buy and renovate in, say, the Cotwolds and pay someone to do the worrying for you then this is your kind of book. It is written from the point of view of doing your own worrying, but, disingenuously, I think, is really selling the services of "professionals" that you can pay to make this all happen for you. On the other hand if you want to go the time honoured route of living in, renovating and then selling on to riches and likely eventual buy to let portfolio then this may also be for you. It is in short an uncritical practical celebration of our obsession with property, it's tax privileges and how to make a living (or better) taking advantage of them.
Good luck and start young, or better still, get your parents, or their parents, to start for you.
If you just want to do something with your own place to live in ,which you are having to pay for as you live in it, and don't want to make your life completely about property, but, have to pay some attention to it, because that's how it is, then there are better books for you,this will just irritate you.