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Successful Property Letting by David Lawrenson

Successful Property LettingHow to make money in buy to let

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.

TRO Confidential – the ebook – available now

TRo Confidential - 1

Introducing TRO Confidential part 1 – the first volume of Bens hilarious tales of life as a tenancy relations officerContinue Reading

Residential Possession Proceedings by Gary Webber and Daniel Dovar


A review of Residential Possession Proceedings by Gary Webber – an essential reference book for all lawyers doing possession workContinue Reading

UK discussion forums for landlords


I take a look at the main landlords forums as identified by the NLA in their recent survey – Landlord Law, LandlordZone, Property tribes, Property Hawk, Landlord Today and Property 118Continue Reading

Homelessness and Allocations Ninth Edition, by Andrew Arden, Emily Orme and Toby Vanhegan


Ben reviews the 9th editon of LAGs book on homelessness and allocations.Continue Reading

The Emergency First Aid Kit for tenants faced with repossession

Emergency FIrst Aid Kit for Tenants faced with Repossession

Help for tenants facing repossession. A review of Tessa Shepperson’s new book by Ben Reeve LewisContinue Reading

Quiet Enjoyment 7th edition by Andrew Arden QC, Rebecca Chan and Sam Madge-Wyld

Quiet Enjoyment

Ben Reeve Lewis reviews this classic housing text book and takes it on a Top Gear type ‘test drive’Continue Reading

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Tessa is an English lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law.

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