HOUSE SHARE HERO Paperback – 2 Oct 2008
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What Steve doesnt know about marketing, systems and the running great house shares probably isnt worth knowing! --Mark and Rob, Progressive Propety
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This book is a great insight into `systems' and `time' and how the House Share Hero has used the former to gain the latter.
Its easy to make the mistake of thinking that just buying a big house with lots of rooms and renting them out is an easy way to make money but many landlords suffer problems, voids, arrears, lost sleep/money and burn out pretty quickly.
It's a skill, an art and only with the right mastery of house shares does the content live up to the headlines.
All the best sports stars, business people and world leaders have coaches and role models, so consider letting the House Share Hero be yours.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I own a HMO/House Share in quite a working class area and have always found it a real slog. I wrongly thought that bad tenants, bad payers etc were just a way of life for this type of letting.
Using the some of the techniques in the book has made my life much easier. My property makes more money that ever before and both my tenants and I are happier.
Although it's mainly aimed at HMO's, many of the techniques, especially choosing and managing tenants can be applied to single lets.
The book is written in such a way that I felt the content was taken in first time and it's the first property book I have read that made me laugh out loud.
It's harder than ever to make money from property these days but this book makes both possible and a lot easier. Well worth a read.
I am a home owner and have never bought-to-let; I have always firmly believed that homes should be bought to live in. But I also have sons and daughters who, in the current market, would have no chance of living anywhere if it were not for 'House Share Heroes' who offer decent accommodation at affordable rents.
There is also another underlying message in this book - not just for landlords, tenants or home owners, but for everyone who has ever been a victim of the 'credit trap'. Read it and find out.
If you want to get into HMO property letting & ownership, this will set your learning curve on the right path so that you will be ready to roll as things sort themselves out.
Not a book for GET RICH QUICK merchents but solid practical advice, warts and all,from someone that has not just been there but is there.
So don,t waste your time sitting around waiting for things to get better. Get on the learning curve now
Thanks Steve I hope to get to know you one day
If you want a step by step guide on how to do be a good HMO landlord, this is not it.
The author sounds like a nice guy and there are some anecdotes in there that give you a flavour of what can go on in rentals and a few good ideas. However, I find it rather a glamorised version of being a landlord with everything in garden rather a little too rosy. It's more about his style of operation, than an organised account of the nitty gritty of doing it well.
Some of the financial aspects described are common to non-HMO letting ; my view is that the author should have concentrated much more on the HMO aspects as there are no book publications to my knowledge that cover this area at all well.
It does not give a realistic view about HMO standards in housing which Local Authorities expect, and letting law aspects that people need to be aware of. For example, the scenario he describes near the beginning of the book regarding the tenant swiping the deposit back could have ended up with him being prosecuted for illegal eviction, at least the way he described it. So use the book with caution. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author really seems like a nice guy, wonderfully colourful anecdotes and I feel he's a very good person to learn from. Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2014 by Andrew J Palliser
I purchased this book based on the sales blurb - it's supposed to help HMO landlords by providing information to assist them with the running of their properties. Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2013 by Mr. S. Pook
House Share Hero, by Steve Julien, follows the anything but ordinary life of an HMO landlord. It reveals how, over the last decade or so, Steve has built up a substantial portfolio... Read morePublished on 9 Jan. 2012 by www.PropertyBookshop.com
I really enjoyed reading this book.
It is well written and quite funny throughout. It gives some great insights into managing a house share and is a must read for anyone... Read more
A very easy read packed with practical tips and inspiration.
A MUST read for anybody thinking of investing in property-and running as a business
An honest, straightforward and funny account of an ordinary bank worker who by his own desire to get out of working for 'the man', became a successful multi-let landlord. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2011 by Cliff Moore
Steve shares his background and experience together with numerous helpful tips on how to be a successful multi-let landlord. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2011 by R. Heaton
A fantastic read from cover to cover, read this over two days and found it very enjoyable. The stories are told with alot of humour , but its also a great source of information.Published on 25 Feb. 2011 by pga -
I read this book in one sitting. Not only is it highly entertaining (I laughed out load at Steve's stories about his early days learning the ropes as a landlord); it is also highly... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2011 by s7climbing