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Fully up-to-date for 2021
From the author of Amazon best-sellers “Property Investment For Beginners” and “Beyond The Bricks”
Over the last 20 years, more than a million Brits have made life-changing profits from buy-to-let. But as prices keep rising and the tax landscape changes, investors need to get smarter in order to succeed.
It’s far from “game over”, but the game is changing… for the better. The unwary and under-prepared will be squeezed from the market – leaving educated, strategic investors to have their best decade yet.
The Complete Guide To Property Investment gives you the insight, information and action plan you need to navigate this new property landscape and come out on top.
It starts by demonstrating – with real-life examples – a range of strategies suited to achieving different investment goals. Only then does it take you step by step through every aspect of researching, financing, buying and managing investment properties.
- How to formulate a strategy suited to achieving your investment goals
- Everything you need to know about financing your investments
- An exact step-by-step research process you can use to decide what to invest in
- How to manage your investments
- What the property cycle is, and how you can use it to your advantage
- How to build a profitable portfolio for the long-term – including scaling up, surviving recessions, and exit strategies.
Whether you’re turning to property to secure your retirement, start a new career or generate a stream of passive income, this book will be the most valuable investment you make.
Fully up-to-date for 2021.
Despite some ups and downs along the way, property has been one of the best investments of the last 20 years – and you’re convinced it could be your key to financial freedom.
And it could. But where do you start?
Do you invest near where you live, or wherever yields are best? Do you rent to families, or professionals, or students? Should you be trawling through Rightmove or lurking at property auctions?
This short book covers the big questions you should be asking yourself before you so much as glance at an estate agent's window. It contains a jargon-free explanation of basic investment principles, summaries of the major post-crunch investment strategies, and advice on developing a mindset that will support your long-term success.
The book also includes a curated "further reading" list of recommended books, magazines, forums, blogs and podcasts to help you confidently take your next steps in your property investment journey.
- How to pick an investment strategy that matches your skills and goals
- The only three calculations you need to know to size up any deal
- The costs you need to account for along the way – including all the tax changes announced in 2015
- How to (safely and sustainably) stretch a limited pot of cash to build whatever size portfolio you want
... although you will need to endure some pretty shocking jokes along the way. Sorry about that.
Praise for Property Investment For Beginners...
"The book is very easy to read and the explanations are very clear, with some good humour to boot! With a good set of references and online links, this book is a must for anyone interested in property investment." – P Cowley
"A property investment book that keeps it simple. I really enjoyed it, and will use it as my main point of reference. Unlike most of the other books, the reader doesn't have to endure the rags-to-riches rubbish and the inevitable sales pitch for further training." - Nesser
"I stumbled across this book randomly on Amazon and I'm so pleased I did – it has given me an excellent overview of what it is to invest in property and has really helped me to focus on my specific goals. It has also opened my eyes to a world of useful tools and contacts, which I may never have found without it. Other books may have been able to do this but I'm not sure they would've been so enjoyable to read. If you are thinking of investing in property, or perhaps already are but want to take it further, this is a must-read book." – whatkatythinks
"When you buy this book, you are not only getting a property wizard, you are also getting a warm-hearted guy. In his book, Rob mentions several times that you can contact him via email and he'll try to help you out. And HE DID! I tentatively emailed him with some questions and he replied right away! Of course, I know he's probably not able to do this for everybody, but even if he just replied to one question, he has proven that he's genuine and kind. And what he replied me with is thoughtful, honest and probably saved me a fortune in the end. Totally worth every penny.
Fully up-to-date for 2021.
By the author of the UK’s most popular property book, The Complete Guide To Property Investment.
Please note that this book only covers letting and management of a property you already own. For a guide to buying the right property in the first place, you should buy ‘The Complete Guide To Property Investment’.
Take a property, throw in a tenant and watch the money roll in. This seemingly simple formula has attracted nearly two million people in the UK to become landlords, but the reality is a whole lot more complicated.
Did you know, for example, that if you forget to provide a certain piece of paper you might be unable to evict a tenant – even if they don’t pay the rent? Or that you could be fined for not checking your tenant’s immigration status? And don’t forget the inevitable broken boilers, mysterious leaks and various tenant complaints that always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time.
How To Be A Landlord is a straightforward guide to everything involved in letting and managing a property – whether you’re an accidental landlord or an enthusiastic investor.
In simple and entertaining language, it covers important steps like preparing the property to let, advertising for tenants, conducting viewings, doing all the paperwork, managing the tenancy, and dealing with any tricky situations that crop up (including the dreaded emergency repairs and evictions…).
• How to set yourself up for success when preparing a property to let
• Where to find the perfect tenants for your property
• The essential checks you must make to avoid a nightmare tenant
• Everything you need to do when setting up a tenancy to avoid problems later
• How to deal with the most common maintenance issues and repairs
• The proper legal processes to follow when you have troublesome tenants
• Top tips from experienced landlords for how to look after your tenants – keeping them happy, your property safe, and the rent rolling in
Frequently updated and with contributions from over 50 experienced landlords, this is the most current and comprehensive book on the subject – and essential reading for anyone who wants a simple, profitable life as a landlord.
Beyond the Bricks is a window into the lives of 9 UK-based investors who've done exactly that. Through long-form interviews with them we learn exactly how they did it, what their lives are like now, and what they recommend to anyone just starting out.
Of course, "success" is a relative term. During the book you’ll meet people ranging from Mark, who amassed a portfolio worth millions, to Serena, whose few houses saved her family from financial ruin. And along the way you’ll meet Kim, who was unstoppable prior to the credit crunch, nearly lost everything, and found an innovative way to stay afloat.
The day-to-day life of a property investor isn’t necessarily what you’d expect either. Fast cars and exotic holidays are represented... but so too are sprinting in pursuit of rent cheques, pottering around in a dressing gown all day, and helping a tenant with cancer by driving her to hospital appointments.
This book is less of a “how to” than a “how you could”. It won’t give you one formula for success, but many practical ideas and inspiring examples that you can use to craft your own property investing story.
With all jargon clearly explained, this book will be an educational and entertaining read for those who are yet to get started, as well as a rich source of new ideas for more experienced investors.
Praise for "Beyond The Bricks"
"Put this on your list of property must-reads"
- Property Tribes, Book of the Month
"A compelling read"
"These stories will entertain and inspire you all the way through to the end"
- Your Property Network magazine
Practical, actionable insights from the frontline of property
When it comes to property investment, there’s always something new to learn - regardless of whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been investing for years.
100 Property Investment Tips compiles practical and real-life insights from experienced investors, mortgage advisers, developers and letting agents. From sussing out the best deals and financing your investment to organising your taxes and dealing with tenants, it’s all here - helping you to make more money with less stress.
Among the 100 curated, carefully organised tips in this book, you’ll learn:
- Why you're doing your calculations all wrong
- How to use leverage to multiply your returns
- How to delegate
- The realistic alternatives to buy-to-let
- Why - and how - to buy below market value
- How to compete when you're constantly priced out by other buyers
- Ways to add value
- How to win at auctions
- Why you should get over your fear of interest-only mortgages
- What counts as an "expense" - and how to claim it
- A ton of nifty tips, tricks and hacks for sourcing, financing and managing your property
The tips are organised into the following sections:
- Get started in property investment
- Find a deal
- Finance your investment
- Deal with tenants and management
- Focus on your strategy and goals
- Sort out your tax and accounts
- Tips, tricks and hacks
Whatever your level of experience, you’re sure to find some great new ideas to make you a more effective property investor.