17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book - we should all read this before entering the crazy world of letting!,
This review is from: Renting Out Your Property for Dummies (UK Edition) - 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Due to unfortunate circumstances, my house was lying empty, and I was forced to let it out. Not having been in this game before, I was totally apprehensive about the whole thing.
This book goes through each stage of renting out your proprty, or indeed entering the world of buy-to let. It discusses chapter-by-chapter, how to choose a suitable property, deciding whether you manage yourself, or leave that to an agent, how to choose your agent, property maintenance, and your responsibilities as a landlord.
Not everyone will need to read every chapter, but it's well worth reading all the relevant chapters to the reader.
Best of all, the book discusses tax implications on rental income. I didn't know the law on this, and it saves me quite a wedge! So from my point of view, the book was well worth the money just for that information alone (but of course very helpful all round!).
Moreover, as one would expect in a book "for Dummies", it's written in a down-to-earth and humourous manner!