The Complete Guide to Letting Property: Including Information on Buy-to-let, HIPs and Tenancy Deposit Schemes by Liz Hodgkinson
An invaluable book . . . the author herself is a landlord and the text speaks from experience. -The Small Landlord's Association That this best-selling book is now in its sixth edition proves what a popular choice letting property has become. Now that banks and building societies offer buy-to-let schemes, the floodgates have opened to thousands of potential landlords: 12% of all housing stock is now in the private renting sector. This fully revised and expanded edition provides reliable advice on all aspects of becoming a landlord. It advises on the pitfalls and the advantages, as well as how to choose the right type of property and how to calculate the finances. The Complete Guide to Letting Property also contains a wealth of new information on: landlord's associations * buying a long way from home * how to pick a good agent * negotiating with your tenant * taking non-paying tenants to court on-line * lodgers * buying property for children while they are students * adapting basements, lofts and garden rooms to make them suitable for letting Interspersed with case studies and tips from experts, this book is a must read for anyone considering letting a property.