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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
The book does exactly what it sets out to do.
The only weakness was poor resources for Live-in-Landlords
who want to purchase insurance. This may be more a fault
of the Insurance Industry, but several insurance companies
later it became apparent that most do not understand the
unique risks, and refuse to cover what is necessary!
Published 15 months ago by David S Levin

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covers the Basics
I brought this book to prepare myself for flat-hunting, however having shared before I found most of the points it mentioned where either common sense or basic knowledge.
The book is a great introduction to flatsharing and gives some nice tips and pointers as well as case studies. However it often mention things without going into enough detail about them(ie...
Published on 27 July 2009 by H. Fernando


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 26 April 2013
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
The book does exactly what it sets out to do.
The only weakness was poor resources for Live-in-Landlords
who want to purchase insurance. This may be more a fault
of the Insurance Industry, but several insurance companies
later it became apparent that most do not understand the
unique risks, and refuse to cover what is necessary!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covers the Basics, 27 July 2009
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
I brought this book to prepare myself for flat-hunting, however having shared before I found most of the points it mentioned where either common sense or basic knowledge.
The book is a great introduction to flatsharing and gives some nice tips and pointers as well as case studies. However it often mention things without going into enough detail about them(ie contracts), for people who have shared before you're probably not going to learn much.

Summary: Great introductory book if you've never shared before or even if you're looking for a few pointers. However doesn't really go into enough depth to really be useful.

Note: The booked is based on England and does mention in places where this would make a difference. The book also has a strong focus on finding flats via the web (in particular the authors own flatshare website which actually has good, if not better in some cases, advice for free on it)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and informative read, 28 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
It is helpful that the examples are amusing - it kept me reading and thinking how I might arrange things better in the future. A helpful book thanks Tamsin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 3 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
It come before the expected time, well wrapped. Gives info for foreigners on certain terminology to understand better the system for renting and letting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not very informative., 7 Mar 2013
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Did not give me any information I already knew. Was a bit disappointed in the book. I would have expected some sample agreements.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flatsharing, 8 Sep 2009
This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
I am so glad I bought this book - it answered all my questions and took away the awkwardness over money matters etc. I now have two great lodgers and feel empowered to deal with situations as they arise. Karen
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars strong overview, 4 Aug 2009
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
This is an ideal guide, jargon-free and very simple to use.
Lay-outs are clear, leaving little space for confusion on the subjects being discussed.

an easy book to recommend for people looking to share a house or flat....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flat Sharing Review, 30 Jun 2010
This review is from: The Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For sharers, lodgers and everyone renting out a room (Paperback)
I found this book to provide a comprehensive but jargon free introduction for both tenants or landlords looking to rent a room. I deal with a large number of landlords and will be recommending it to them.
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