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BOOK: From drug dens to property fires, letting agent tells all about her work

Agent Samantha Bateman has published her book on Amazon to give landlords a flavour of the challenges they face and how to deal with them.

Nigel Lewis

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A letting agent in Portsmouth has published a book she wrote for landlords in just three months during the 2020 Covid lockdown.

Samantha Bateman, the owner of a Belvoir franchise, has fulfilled a lockdown ambition to write and publish her book ‘Landlords, what’s holding you back?’ after the book went live on Amazon.

“I’ve been working in the rental industry for 18 years, and during that time I’ve often been asked to use my experience to write a book and share my system for reduciFrom drug dens to property fires, letting agent tells her story of working for landlordsng the stress of being a landlord, maximise profits and avoid the many pitfalls,” says Samantha.

“Eventually I decided the time was right and I wrote the book in about three months.

landlords book bateman“I included lots of stories of my own experiences as a Belvoir agent, such as the time 15 years ago when a rental property was turned into a drug den, and another time when there was a fire at a property.

“These stories helped me to explain to landlords how to deal with challenges and avoid them in the future.

“Over the past 20 years the rental market has changed dramatically. For every property that a landlord owns or manages they need to be thinking about how they can maximise the profit on their investment.

“This is where a good agent comes in. By partnering with a reputable agent, the landlord can provide an attractive home for a tenant, whilst avoiding hefty fines and banning orders for non-compliance, as well as learning how effective management can help to keep costs down.”

Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir says: ““I would encourage anyone who is interested in the property to read this book, which is a valuable resource for professional and personal growth.”

Her book is available for £15 on Amazon or as a Kindle book for £7.

March 16, 2022

One comment

  1. Landlords ( apart from those new to the business ) will know many of these and similar stories only too well.

    Its Govt and Tenant campaign groups that need to ‘ Read the book ‘

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