Successful Property Letting

Successful Property Letting : How to Make Money in Buy-to-let

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Do you want to know how to make money from property investment and buy to let? Whether you are new or experienced, this book is for you. David Lawrenson has 20 years' experience as a landlord and writes about property for the "Daily Mail", "The Independent", and the London "Evening Standard". He tells you what you really need to know about buy-to-let in the UK and abroad. Packed with facts, his book explains how to: buy the right property in the right location - whether at auction, through an estate agent, privately or 'off plan'; get the best deals from developers; decide whether to use a letting agency or to do it yourself; use the right tenancy agreement and comply with all the laws; find good tenants; access below market value deals; explore jet to let opportunities and minimise your property tax bill. There are additional sections on SIPPS, REITS and HMOs. Follow David's advice and you will keep the rent rolling more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 14mm
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0716030152
  • 9780716030157
  • 303,902

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"The up-to-date content and sound advice provide excellent guidance to those who want to make a success of buying and letting property for the long-term...a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf." "A practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords...crammed full of tips." National Landlord's Association "interesting and useful... particularly [for] those new to the business" Landlord Law "An invaluable resource" Capitaldwellings.comshow more

About David Lawrenson

In my early days as a property investor, I juggled being a landlord with working as a project manager in the financial services industry, mainly in insurance. However, my love of property investment (and dislike of the insecurity and boredom of salaried work), eventually won the day and in 2002 I gave up my day job to concentrate on property full time. As a landlord I made some mistakes and although I had read quite a few books on the subject - some of which were quite good - none of them really taught me how to avoid the mistakes that I made. So I put down some ideas which eventually led to a publisher offering me a contract to write a book. Successful Property Letting came out in September 2005 and, in less than 3 months, sold out its first print run and established itself as the fastest-selling book on buy-to-let in the UK. I'm proud that the book has helped many people and showed them how to avoid the banana skins (and the few "bananas" people) that undoubtedly exist in the world of letting property. Following on from the book, I was also asked to write about buy-to-let and property letting issues for lots of newspapers and magazines including "The Independent", the "Daily Mail", the "Evening Standard" and "Property Investor News." Today, the success of buy-to-let has attracted advisors and seminar companies who say you can become a property millionaire in a very short period of time (sometimes by buying potentially over-priced property from that same company). In my view this can be dangerous advice. For whilst it is possible to become rich quickly, it cannot be done without taking, what for most people, are unacceptable risks. So, after my book came out, many people asked me if I could run seminars which would expand upon the book and which would be completely unbiased by any desire to sell property or indeed any other service 'off the back' of the seminar itself. In response to these requests I designed a one day buy-to-let seminar course which would provide unbiased information. I help people who have specific problems by giving one to one consultancy advice, and I regularly give talks to landlords' organisations and companies for the benefit of the general public and their own staff. My other interests, after my partner, son and property, are football, rugby, tsunamis and more

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Property Investment 2. Easy as ABC: The Simple Economics of Property Letting 3. How to Find the Right Property 4. Ready to Buy: Finance and the Legal Stuff 5. Refurbishing and Preparing Your Property 6. How to Get the Tenancy Agreement Correct 7. How to Find a Good Tenant 8. How to Manage the Tenancy 9. Difficult Tenants and How to Deal with Them 10. When it's Time to Sell 11. Tax 12. Diversifying Your Property Portfolioshow more

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