Successful Property Letting: How to Make Money in Buy-to-Let Paperback – 15 Aug 2013
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Mandatory reading... invaluable information for all... leaves no stone unturned. (Daily Telegraph)
A valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf (Landlordzone.co.uk)
Among the many books published on how to succeed in buy-to-let, this one stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide...so crammed full of tips that even experienced property managers are likely to pick up some fresh ideas (National Landlords Association)
Interesting and useful... particularly [for] those new to the business. (Landlord Law)
The best book on the subject... if you are involved in buy to let you should consider buying a copy" (SIPPs 2006)
The UK's bestselling book on property letting in a brand new updated edition.See all Product Description
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It's much more current than certain other publications, for example it doesn't trip itself up citing no-longer-attainable rental yields, or recommend specific (long out-of-date) investment areas.
In other words, its author is realistic about the fluctuating housing and rental market, with evident ample experience from which to offer clear, sensible guidance and advice about how to stay afloat in unpredictable and choppy seas.
Worth every penny.
The chapters on how to find the right property in the right location and the one on how to reference tenants (so as not to end up with the tenant from hell!) were particularly good.
There's also a good tenancy agreement in the index and a useful list of addresses for other organisations too.
It's also written in an easy to read style and made me laugh a few times too, which for a hard bitten landlady isn't easy!
This book covers all areas of property letting but better still, it covers it in a simple and easy to understand format. The author shares his own experiences of being a landlord and informs the reader of potential danger areas to watch out for. The advice offered is straight forward, practical and informative but most of all, accessible to the reader. Areas I found particularly helpful were those on property tax (a minefield explained easily) and advice on how to keep your property let at all times (essential for any landlord). Overall, I would recommend this book for any type of landlord. Whether new to the game or experienced, there is excellent information and advice contained within it's pages. It has become an essential reference guide for me in all matters relating to buy-to-let. Highly recommended.
So nice to have it ok'd by someone who really knows what they are talking about.
A few case histories and imagined scenarios of tenant/landlord disputes ~and how to try to avoid the pitfalls of legislation~ would have been useful including, for example, the truth behind the liability of the landlord should they not lodge a deposit; the danger of taking money and trying to call it something other than a deposit (don't do this) and, perhaps, a template example of Section 21 and Section 8 possession orders or 'notices' and the circumstances for and potential consequences of their respective use.
(the following blurb was added 30/11/14)
It is most important that you buy an up-to-date version so beware: even as I write this, changes regarding so-called 'retalitory evictions' were on the table for discussion only this week in Parliament (effectively blocked but believe will be re-tabled in Feb 2015) Also take note, landlord/tenant law is different in Scotland to Northern Ireland...oh, and England and Wales also has its own ideas. Well, of course!
The version of the book I have makes fair reference to this and is most useful for rented properties and their landlords in England and Wales.Read more ›
I have read no less than seven books on this subject by various authors but most are written by people who have usually interviewed others or have very little experience and most importantly rarely speak candidly about their mistakes or how to resolve the issues ASAP. This is what the landlords need to know to avoid such hazards and David Lawrenson has captured the need for this perfectly. Nor is it tedious to read.
Anyone can tell you about how to do this or how to do that, but there is no substitute for experience for anything in life. That is a FACT!
This book is written from many years of firsthand experience with such simplicity, detail and indepth advice on everything, it truly is worth its weight in gold and is indispensible. For a novice or professional buy-to-let investor, this book should be the reference (it is the only one required on this subject in my opinion). I cannot praise this book enough.
Value for money is an understatement for this book, I am not kidding!
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I bought David's book a short while ago and found it very useful.
I am a landlord who has been in the buy to let game for a few years now and own a few properties. Read more
As a landlord I go on courses and have dozens of property letting / investment books. However, "Successful Property Letting" is my "go to" book, the most useful of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by yip349
A really good read. A must for all people who are thinking about buying a property for letting. Provides plenty of good advice and food for thought.Published 1 month ago by M J HUTTON
This book has become my bible in my initial steps becoming a landlord.
Covers the lot and presents it in a fantastic, easy referance format. Read more
This book is very informative. A little too,informative! I was considering renting my house out. But after reading this book it just seems to much hassle.Published 2 months ago by Melissa:)
This is an excellent book to read for anyone who wishes to be a landlord or who already is. Its a complete guide and will have most of the information you need.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer