Tuesday, 18th November 2008

“Successful Property Letting” by David Lawrenson

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Books, Property Investing

Successful Property Letting

I was curious about this book, because it was written by a UK author and it covered how to let your property in the UK market. Its reviews were good and I decided to have a look. After I finished reading it I agreed that it is a very useful and informative book.

David is very down-to-earth and he explains in his book the whole process of how to search for a property and how to select the appropriate one. He gives guidelines on how to rent it and most importantly how to manage your tenants. In the end, he gives more advice on tax and other general issues. As the title says, he puts more focus on the letting side of property than on the buying side. He covers the buying at the start of the book, but the main focus is on how to be a successful landlord.

The chapters are full or practical steps. He explains in detail how to write advertisements for your property, how to screen tenants and how to manage them once they are in the property. His style is easy to understand and follow and he talks about things that you can do instantly. He does not fluff a lot and he goes straight to the point, which I like a lot.

If you have not read any other books about property letting then this is a must. If you have already read a few of them, then I am sure that you will pick up some extra tips from his book to make you a better and safer landlord. At the end of the book he includes a sample Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (STA) that you can use.

I would recommend this book for people who are starting now as landlords or for people who have had some issues with their tenants. It has a lot of useful tips and I am sure it will help you. If you like the book you can buy it from here.

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