And now for something completely different … well, sort of. Author Francis Dolley (along with daughter Emily) is well known for his work with multi-letting and the rent-to-rent strategy, but Mayhem, Murder & Multi-Lets turned out to be much more than the theory of rent-to-rent that I expected. It is a thoroughly entertaining read, and one that might well have you laughing out loud at times and cringing at others. Continue reading
The Other Half and I have done quite a few things in property, but one of the things we do not have experience of (yet) is a professional House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). If/when that happens, I will be re-reading this book from cover to cover. Continue reading
I am slightly ashamed to say that this book has been sitting in my rapidly growing pile of books to review for longer than it should have. However, there was a little bit of method in my … well, not quite procrastination, because this time of year is a particularly intense one for student landlords and I thought it might be a relevant time to bring this title to your attention. So, before I start, an apology to Simon and the crew at Accommodation for Students for holding back, albeit with good intentions. Continue reading
Escape the Rat Race with Property Lease Options by Barry Davies is the featured review in the April 2013 issue of Your Property Network magazine.
A newsletter landed in my inbox today with a link to a handy little booklet called A Guide to Living in a Shared House. It is a free download from the Francis and Emily, founders of the Multi Let Cash Flow System (MLCS) and is so useful for landlords I just had to share it. Continue reading
Renting HMOs Sussed by the HMO Landlady is the book reviewed in the February 2013 edition of Your Property Network. Published in the second half of last year, this book is a concise, up-to-date guide of what running a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) is really like. Continue reading
House Share Hero, by Steve Julien, follows the anything but ordinary life of an HMO landlord. It reveals how, over the last decade or so, Steve has built up a substantial portfolio of house shares, left the rat race and now looks after over eighty tenants — yet only works a few hours a week. Continue reading