Renting Out Your Property For Dummies

Renting Out Your Property For Dummies

by Melanie Bien, Griswold
     
 

What most landlords learn the hard way – made easy!

Whether you dream of becoming a property mogul, or you've joined the ranks of 'accidental landlords' created by a sagging property market, Renting Out Your Property For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your roadmap to success. Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold walk you through the entire process of

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What most landlords learn the hard way – made easy!

Whether you dream of becoming a property mogul, or you've joined the ranks of 'accidental landlords' created by a sagging property market, Renting Out Your Property For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your roadmap to success. Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold walk you through the entire process of becoming a landlord and supply you with indispensable forms, agreements and letter templates – also available to download at the Dummies.com website.

  • To be or not to be a landlord – discover if you're really cut out to be a landlord and, if not, how to find a great property manager
  • Find investment properties – learn how to find, research and buy the most suitable properties for your needs
  • Transition from homeowner to landlord – what every 'accidental landlord' needs to know about acquiring an official 'consent to let' from your lender, switching to a buy-to-let mortgage and much more
  • Find Mr/Ms Right – find out how to prepare and advertise your property, set the rent, show your property and ensure that applicants are as trustworthy as they claim to be
  • Handle tenants like a pro – get a leg up on managing tenants, including collecting and raising rents, holding onto good tenants and dealing with difficult ones
  • Avoid legal hassles – acquaint yourself with the laws governing rental properties, such as the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Energy Performance Certificates

"...an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike."
–from a review of the 2nd Edition by Tom Entwhistle, Editor of LandlordZONE.co.uk

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on marketing your rental property
  • The best way to screen your tenants
  • Hints on setting rents and managing increases
  • A guide on maintaining your property – both DIY and with contractors
  • Tricks on tackling rent, deposits and tenancy agreements
  • All you need to know about transitioning from homeowner to landlord
  • How to decide whether to manage your property yourself, or to hire an agent

Learn to:

  • Market your property and find the right tenant
  • Set your rent and manage increases
  • Stay on top of your finances and legal paperwork
  • Keep your property up to scratch

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119977346
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,256,023
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Melanie Bien is an Associate Director at Savills Private Finance and a former personal finance editor for The Independent on Sunday. Melanie is a regular commentator on rental property for national newspapers and magazines.

Robert Griswold lectures at the Institute for Real Estate Management.

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