Found some blogs, ordered some books
Several hours of my life I’m not getting back. There is TOO MUCH DATA and not enough INFORMATION. Sifting through what I think is the best of it (but who knows, it’s a guess at this point) I’ve bookmarked some websites and ordered some books.
It is self described as “This is the best mediocre place for fellow Landlords (prospective, new, and seasoned) to learn from my few successes and many failures. All welcome!”. I found that it has 60k subscribers so it must be doing something right.
The beginners guide to buy to let by Zoopla. Bit of a high level overview but a good starting point for grabbing keywords for other searches if nothing else.
Buy to let mortgages explained by The Money Advice Service. A helpful guide to the difference between buy to let mortgages and “normal” residential mortgages.
Enthusiastic but a sales pitch for a deeper dive training course.
There’s also a magazine, training and a blog all from from Property Hub …this could be the most helpful one to get us started?
Yes, I’ve ordered these from Amazon and yes I know that other booksellers are out there. But there weren’t other booksellers that could give me next day delivery. I also that I had a gift card for Amazon meaning these were “free”. Plus the preview pages and reviews were helpful in narrowing it down to 5 titles. From the 7500+ that are available.
The complete guide to property investment: how to survive & thrive in the new world of buy to let. Rob Dix, 2016 (yes, this is the guy from the property podcast)
Successful Property Letting, revised and updated: how to make money in buy to let. David Lawrenson, 2017
Using a property company to save tax 2017/18. Carl Bayley, 2017
Buy to let loose: how to buy property and leave the corporate world behind. Anshu Kotak, 2019
Bricking it: From stay at home mum to millions in property. Nicole Bremner, 2017