The Complete Guide to Letting Property: Including Information on Buy-to-let, HIPs and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

The Complete Guide to Letting Property: Including Information on Buy-to-let, HIPs and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

by Liz Hodgkinson (Author)


"This is an invaluable book where 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 percent 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; and, 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.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: 5
Publisher: Kogan page
Published: 03 Oct 2005

ISBN 10: 0749443553
ISBN 13: 9780749443559
Book Overview: Demystifies the letting game. -The Daily Telegraph The cover price could be repaid thousands of times over. -The Guardian * Fully expanded new edition of this comprehensive guide * Up-to-date information on all the latest financial packages and much more * The private renting sector is set to expand even further as the number of first-time buyers falls

Media Reviews
Explains how to eliminate potential hazards and maximize your return on this type of investment. Solid information is mixed with case studies and tips from experts. -News on the Block, October 2005 This book has become something of a bible - as the market expands so do the traps for the unwary. -House & Garden, December 2005
Author Bio
Liz Hodgkinson is a prolific author and journalist. She writes regularly on property matters for the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail, and also contributes to The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and various magazines and websites. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Buying Property Abroad and The Complete Guide to Renovating & Improving your Property (both published by Kogan Page).