One of the best books for someone wanting to go into property is David Lawrenson’s classic book Successful Property Letting. AND we now have a new edition with everything brought up to date!
David is a successful landlord himself and his book is both authoritative and a good read. He covers all the things you need to know clearly and I did not spot any legal howlers.
Content includes a great introductory chapter which sets the scene and then chapters on all the basics – finding a property, the financials, refurbishing it, finding tenants, managing it, dealing with difficult tenants, tax – everything you need to know really. Finishing with a chapter on holiday lets and investing abroad.
This book is aimed primarily at new landlords, but many experienced landlords would enjoy it and learn a lot – maybe put it in your Christmas list?
Note that a copy of David’s book will be sent to the winner of our Annual Blog Survey prize draw – we will be doing this at the end of October so make sure you do the survey before then (even if you don’t win David’s book, you still get a free download of one of my ebooks).
If you don’t win the blog survey prize draw, you can still get the book online at Amazon here.