Updated for 2018 - includes all the tax and legislative changes announced during 2017. By the author of the UK's most popular property book, The Complete Guide To Property Investment. Please note that this book only covers letting and management of a property you already own. For a guide to buying the right property in the first place, you should buy 'The Complete Guide To Property Investment'. Take a property, throw in a tenant and watch the money roll in. This seemingly simple formula has attracted nearly two million people in the UK to become landlords, but the reality is a whole lot more complicated. Did you know, for example, that if you forget to provide a certain piece of paper you might be unable to evict a tenant - even if they don't pay the rent? Or that you could be fined for not checking your tenant's immigration status? And don't forget the inevitable broken boilers, mysterious leaks and various tenant complaints that always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time. How To Be A Landlord is a straightforward guide to everything involved in letting and managing a property - whether you're an accidental landlord or an enthusiastic investor. In simple and entertaining language, it covers important steps like preparing the property to let, advertising for tenants, conducting viewings, doing all the paperwork, managing the tenancy, and dealing with any tricky situations that crop up (including the dreaded emergency repairs and evictions...). You'll learn: How to set yourself up for success when preparing a property to let Where to find the perfect tenants for your property The essential checks you must make to avoid a nightmare tenant Everything you need to do when setting up a tenancy to avoid problems later How to deal with the most common maintenance issues and repairs The proper legal processes to follow when you have troublesome tenants Top tips from experienced landlords for how to look after your tenants - keeping them happy, your property safe, and the rent rolling in Frequently updated and with contributions from over 50 experienced landlords, this is the most current and comprehensive book on the subject - and essential reading for anyone who wants a simple, profitable life as a landlord.
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
You are ready to take the plunge and begin investing in your first rental property. Congratulations, but now what do you do? This completely revised edition will guide you step-by-step toward the financial success you desire, covering all the essential topics — property selection, tenant selection, marketing and advertising, credit verification, reference verification, lease agreements, deposits, rent, late notices, essential regulations in all 50 states, and more. This new edition features brand-new stories from real estate investors and landlords, helping you to learn from their mistakes while also leading you in the right direction. Investing in rental properties is one of the smartest investments you can make, allowing you to build equity, generate a steady return on your investment, and enhance your cash flow. For many people, rental property investing is an ideal part-time business, because your assets appreciate and your cash flow rises even when you are absent. This comprehensive book contains excellent sections on the many uses of the internet to run your business, noting the numerous websites that are available to you, often at little cost, to identify sound properties, lock in the best possible mortgage, market your properties, and manage your business online. In addition, this invaluable guide contains more than 25 forms that you will undoubtedly need to get your business up and running, including sample leases, rental contracts, application forms, and more.
This comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s best-selling 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.
This is a guide for those landlords who have purchased rental income property and need the knowledge and skills to manage a problem tenant.
Devoted to the beginning or small real estate owner or manager, this guide offers a complete program in which tenants self-manage the property and explains how to attract and keep good tenants, obtain maximum rent, and simplify bookkeeping
From the author of Amazon best-sellers "Property Investment For Beginners" and "Beyond The Bricks" Over the last 20 years, more than a million Brits have made life-changing profits from buy-to-let. But as prices keep rising and the tax landscape changes, investors need to get smarter in order to succeed. It's far from "game over," but the game is changing... for the better. The unwary and under-prepared will be squeezed from the market - leaving educated, strategic investors to have their best decade yet. The Complete Guide To Property Investment gives you the insight, information and action plan you need to navigate this new property landscape and come out on top. It starts by demonstrating - with real-life examples - a range of strategies suited to achieving different investment goals. Only then does it take you step by step through every aspect of researching, financing, buying and managing investment properties. You'll learn: How to formulate a strategy suited to achieving your investment goals Everything you need to know about financing your investments An exact step-by-step research process you can use to decide what to invest in How to manage your investments What the property cycle is, and how you can use it to your advantage How to build a profitable portfolio for the long-term - including scaling up, surviving recessions, and exit strategies. Whether you're turning to property to secure your retirement, start a new career or generate a stream of passive income, this book will be the most valuable investment you make.
This classic book on managing rental property, widely known among landlords and landladies as their bible, has been in print for thirty-nine years, has sold over 375,000 copies, and has twice been selected as one of the top ten real estate books of the year by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Bob Bruss. This latest edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes both the eighty-four forms in the previous edition plus TWO new ones. One of the new forms, the Household Pest Control Agreement, puts into words what both landlord and tenant need to understand about their cooperating to deal with household pests, especially bed bugs. The other new form, Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Recurring Payment Authorization, enables tenants to pay their rent through an automated clearing house (ACH), so they needn t bother writing a paper check every time their rent is due. ALSO, new in this 12th edition is a coupon which the first purchaser of the book may use to receive free of charge all of the forms in the back of the book in common computer formats, PLUS a trial version of Pushbutton Landlording(r), the author s stand-alone program for handling the tenant and income sides of rental property management."
Discover how to be a landlord with ease Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals. Now you can find out if you really have what it takes to successfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all about the various options for hiring someone else to manage your property for you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your properties for prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, clean up properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. In no time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager by working efficiently with employees and contractors to keep your properties safe and secure. Manage your time and money wisely Acquire a property and prepare it for tenants Make your property stand out and attract tenants Keep good tenants and get rid of bad ones Collect and increase rent Evaluate the different types of insurance and understand income and property taxes Complete with lists of ten reasons to become a rental property owner, ten ways to rent your vacancy, and the ten biggest mistakes a landlord can make, Property Management Kit For Dummies helps you achieve your dream of being a successful residential rental property owner. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Managing tenants can be hard work - unless you have the right systems! In The Book on Managing Rental Properties, you'll discover how to be a landlord without losing your shirt, your mind, or your financial future.
Maximize profits in the single-family and multi-unit rental market You probably know that small rental properties are among the safest, most affordable, and most profitable investments around. With the a little help, however, you can minimize both your investment and your costs and send your profits straight through the roof! In this comprehensive handbook, real estate investing expert Steve Berges reveals the secrets that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the field. He shows you all of the indispensable tricks of the trade, explains why they are so important, and connects them to other essential steps for super-profitable investing. Arming you with his Five Golden Rules for Success, Steve Berges also shows you how to: Select a house and negotiate the best price and terms Perform a comprehensive financial analysis to maximize value Secure financing and prepare for your closing Find qualified tenants and draft favorable lease agreements Reduce operating costs, increase rents, and improve profitability Avoid the little-known pitfalls of real estate investing With Steve Berges' expert guidance and no-nonsense advice, you can maximize your investment, minimize your time and effort, and make the most of every foray into the real estate market.
The letting/renting 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, 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.
Guide for landlords and property managers with legal forms and state rules covering topics such as screening tenants, preparing leases, keeping up with repairs, and complying with laws regarding tenant privacy and disclosures. The 13th edition is revised to provide current state laws.
All of the need-to-know information, nitty-gritty details, step-by-step checklists, ready-to-use agreements, forms, notices and letters and practical advice that Florida's do-it-yourself residential landlords and property management professionals need to know about in order to run a profitable rental housing business.
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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.
Converting residential property to vacation rentals is the great secret to creating real estate wealth, and you can learn how! Short term rentals can profoundly change the math of real estate investing, and author and successful owner Joel Rasmussen will show you the way. As the President and founder of one of North American's largest vacation rental owners associations, Rasmussen has seen the best and worst practices first hand, and condenses that knowledge into a no-nonsense book "packed with advice from some of the smartest people in our industry. Joel is a seasoned guide who is ready and willing to show you the way," - Brian Sharples, CEO and co-founder of HomeAway, Inc. the world's largest online vacation rental site. Joel will help you get in on the ground floor of an industry that is growing exponentially every year. Vacation Rental Success is the definitive handbook for those who are considering short-term property rentals either as an additional source of income, or the platform to redesign your lifestyle. This first book in the Vacation Rental Success series shows you everything you need to know to go 'From Start to Profit'.
No resource, in print or online, gives such detailed and practical information to California landlords and property managers, who are subject to a large number of detailed state, local, and federal laws and regulations. The 40+ forms are designed for every common situation, from tenancy terminations to notices to enter to required disclosures—all of which are subject to legal requirements.
Take a look through the Forbes annual issue of the richest Americans, and you will find a majority of those personal fortunes have something to do with real estate. Real estate rental income rarely experiences wild swings in value, instead providing predictable returns at many times the rate of money markets accounts or CDs. In addition, there can be substantial tax advantages as well. However, being the "landlord" can be difficult, time consuming, and potentially wrought with financial and legal obstacles. This new book will make the process of managing your rental properties easier. This new book will teach you how to avoid headaches, hassles, and lawsuits by learning how to professionally manage your rental property. Maximize your profits and minimize your risks. Learn about advertising, tenant screening, managing tenants, legal rights, landlord rights, discrimination, vacancies, essential lease clauses, crime prevention, drugs, gangs, security issues, as well as premises liability, security deposits, handling problems, evictions, maintenance, record keeping, and taxes. It includes topics such as evicting irresponsible tenants, collecting damages, running multiple properties, handling complaints, emergency procedures, expenses, and utility management. We spent thousands of hours interviewing and e-mailing real estate property managers and investors. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make money (or more money) on managing your rental properties, then this book is for you. Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book earn $1,000 to $300,000 per month managing rental properties. Inside the pages of this new exhaustively researched guide you will find a jam-packed assortment of innovative ideas that you can put to use today. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

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