SPLAM! Successful Property Letting And Management is a handbook of interest to anyone looking to rent out or manage residential property. This is the new enlarged and revised edition. SPLAM! will steer you clear of many of the pitfalls that property beginners can stumble into. SPLAM! is crammed with ideas and intelligence on how you can expand and improve your property business and interests. If you are interested in residential property, SPLAM! can and will help.
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2017 EDITION This comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on: Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctions Managing issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agents Complying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulations Avoiding tenants from hell This new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements. 'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords . . . crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association 'Excellent guidance . . . a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.uk David Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
“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.
The latest publication in the Easyway Guides Series, Guide to Letting Property revises and updates the previous edition in the light of ongoing changes in law and also practice, specifically changes in local authority monitoring and also tax changes and changes in the housing market generally. This guide is comprehensive and should provide those letting property, whether experienced or new to the area of landlord and tenant, with a thorough grounding in property management.
If you are thinking of renting out a house or flat, this book will give you everything you need to become a successful landlord. It advises you about your legal responsibilities, about choosing and vetting a tenant and about the tenancy agreement itself.
This latest Revised edition of Letting Property for Profit is written against the backdrop of a falling housing market, but also rising rents as buyers find it difficult to obtain finance. It will be particularly suited to new entrants to the buy-to-let investment market, providing a detailed analysis of the current situation and the availability of capital plus legal considerations and tax advice.
This latest revised edition of Letting Property for Profit is written against the backdrop of a falling housing market but also rising rents as buyers find it difficult to obtain finance. The book will be particularly suitable for new entrants to the buy-to-let investment market, providing a detailed analysis of the current situation and the availability of capital plus legal considerations and tax advice.
Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow - without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies "This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike." —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping
MAKE MONEY FROM PROPERTY. This book provides the reader with the process to calculate whether a property is worth investing in, essential reading now that interest rates are rising. It explains how the cheaper interest only mortgages can be used to finance a property in the long term that could add to your pension and the key concepts of profit and cashflow. There are chapters on tax, buying at auctions, what to look for before you buy, the purchase process and what to do immediately after you have bought a property. The possibility of forming a company is examined to show where this can be beneficial and what this means in terms of administration and tax. Further chapters include useful weblinks for the investor, a case study, and discussion of whether to invest in flats or houses. By understanding the calculations behind property purchasing you can ensure that you make the right investments that will bring a return on your money instead of making bad investments that end up costing you money.
This book gives the reader a starting point for everything that needs to be considered when embarking on a property investment for buy to let. The reader will gain an insight to how the property market fluctuates, what sort of properties to buy, where to buy and how to find a property. The book goes onto explain how to get the property ready and how to manage the property for letting. Someone who is new to buy to let may feel bombarded by the information circulating around about what makes a successful buy to let investment. The book gets to the point and outlines key strategies for a successful investment.
The concept of the nation-state has as an essential element the control of territory, legal and political authority over the acquisition, ownership, use and disposition of land. The rapid increase during the 1970s in the pace of foreign 1 investment -with the acquisition of real property as a centerpiece-has stirred new concern for the ability and disability of aliens to invest in and acquire title 2 to the physical territory of a given state. With a variety of factors now stimulating 3 foreign investment in land, increased attention has been given in many countries to the role of the state in controlling, inhibiting or prohibiting investment in real property by aliens. English law long ago established that the alien would be subject to significant 4 disabilities in connection with the ownership of land. The imposition of similar 5 restrictions on aliens is found in the early law of most nation-states. Such disabilities have their roots in the feudal period, and it was not until the eighteenth century that the countries of Continental Europe abandoned the absolute 6 prohibition on succession to real property by aliens. The prohibition was replaced by a tax imposed on aliens who withdrew the property of the state of which the decedent was a citizen. Common Law rules restricting alien succession developed in the thirteenth century.
Praise and Reviews `Packed with valuable, no-nonsense information... very informative.` - Ideal Home Buying or selling a home is likely to be the biggest financial transaction most of us are ever involved in and the stakes are high. Without careful planning or clear thought, buying a property can turn into a nightmare of gargantuan proportions. Surveys and solicitors fees aren't cheap and one mistake can cost you thousands of pounds. Now in its second edition, The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Property provides an authoritative, independent guide for individuals on the best way to buy, sell, move or buy-to-let in the United Kingdom (including Scotland, where the system is different). It also gives a brief overview of the pros and cons of buying abroad. This accessible book gives an overview of the property scene in the United Kingdom and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership. It then advises on finding the right property and describes the processes and legal obligations involved in selling and buying. It also explains the roles of the professionals involved and shows how best to use their services and what can safely be done without their help. This invaluable new edition will appeal to a wide audience of individuals - from first-time buyer to prospective landlord - interested in making the right property decision from both a lifestyle and an investment standpoint. Contents include: first steps finding the right area what can you afford legal and conveyancing - and buying at auction mortgages insurance making the move buy-to-let self-build making extra money from your existing property improving your home buying abroad buying in Scotland
The letting industry is booming. With most properties too expensive for people to get on the housing ladder, a dearth of lending instruments, the need for a flexible and transient workforce, high divorce rates, and an increase in immigrants coming to the UK, more and more people are looking for rental accommodation. The requirement for professional letting and managing agents is high. Providing you have some business acumen and determination, you can run a successful lettings business without any specific prior knowledge. This book will provide much of the information you will need, and shows you how and where to get additional information, training and resources. The book provides a complete guide to starting and running your own residential letting agency even if you have no previous knowledge of the industry. It will also provide valuable information for anyone buying into a lettings franchise, or for people already working in the industry. Contents: Acknowlegements; Preface; 1. Background to the property letting and Management Business; 2. Where do I start?; 3. Setting up the Business; 4. Marketing; 5. Business Finance; 6. Staffing your Business; 7. Customer service and Exceeding Customer's Expectations; 8. Business Legal Requirements; 9. Complying with the Latest Letting Regulations and Legislation; 10. The Letting Process; 11. The Property Management Process; 12. Client Accounting Procedures; 13. Additional Income Sources; 14. The Next Step - Expanding and Diversifying; Index
The Keys to Letting Out Your Own Property with Complete Peace of Mind
Author: Daniel Lees
Publisher: Rethink Press
Have peace of mind when letting out your own home for the first time. The Accidental Landlord takes the worry out of letting. It gives you the knowhow to navigate the post-Brexit world of jittery prices, tax changes and 140-plus landlord laws. And it shows you how to succeed, even using your property as your first step to financial freedom.
Portugal is an enticing country - the weather is great, it is still mostly unspoilt, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Approximately 50,000 British nationals now live there permanently, and many more have chosen to buy a second home in the country. Portugal now ranks third amongst British owners of second homes, after France and Spain. This new book gives anyone considering buying a property in Portugal with all the information they require, covering every step of the buying process. It helps prospective buyers work out what they can afford, shows how to recognise potential problems, and how to get a survey arranged. It will help any prospective purchaser make the right decisions. The most comprehensive book available, it has reliable advice on: location * the different regions * finding a property * financial issues * inheritance laws * the purchase process * buying a new property * renting * dealing with bills * coping with the language * education * setting up a business With maps, checklists, useful addresses and a dictionary of Portuguese terms this book is the ultimate guide to every aspect of owning property in Portugal.