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The Complete Guide to Letting Property

The Complete Guide to Letting Property

Including Information on Buy-to-let, HIPs and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Liz Hodgkinson


This new edition of The Complete Guide to Letting Property provides reliable advice on all aspects of becoming a landlord, including how to choose the right type of property, how to calculate the finances, and the latest legislative requirements in terms of HIPs, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Landlord Accreditation Schemes.

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About the book

Despite the current financial climate, this book demonstrates how buying property to let can still be a sensible and profitable investment option.

The Complete Guide to Letting Property includes comprehensive information on rental legislation including: the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, HIPs, safety and energy requirements for rental properties, and Landlord Accreditation Schemes. It provides reliable advice on all aspects of becoming a landlord, from choosing the right type of property and calculating finances to selling a rental investment that has sitting tenants.

In-depth discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of buying offplan, both in the UK and abroad, as well as the important elements involved in guaranteed rental schemes, ensure that this guide is a must-read if you are considering letting a property.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Is letting for you?;
    • Chapter - 02: Finding the right property;
    • Chapter - 03: Working out the numbers;
    • Chapter - 04: D├ęcor and renovation;
    • Chapter - 05: Finding suitable tenants;
    • Chapter - 06: Rights and obligations;
    • Chapter - 07: Becoming a portfolio landlord;
    • Chapter - 08: Buying and letting property abroad;
    • Chapter - 09: Mostly for tenants;
    • Chapter - 10: Resources

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749452209
  • Edition: 7
  • Published: 3rd June 2008
  • Paperback
  • Format: 216x139
  • 304 pages

About the Author

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.

Liz Hodgkinson