With more than 170 pieces of landlord legislation to navigate, the lettings market is complex, but help is at hand. Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner, have joined forces to co-write a new version of their book ‘The Landlord’s Friend’. It aims to help novices and seasoned landlords navigate their way through the changing Private Rented Sector with an A-Z of legal advice and practical tips.
Paul, a landlord and eviction specialist famed for his appearances on Channel 5’s ‘Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords’, is the Founder of Landlord Action. Kate, who has written property books for Which? and taken part in The Negotiator Conferences is one of the UK’s leading Buy to Let experts and appears regularly in the media (including a monthly report in The Negotiator magazine) discussing the market and issues affecting investors.
They have pooled their extensive experience to help investors successfully navigate the business of Buy to Let, from those just considering an investment through to experienced landlords.
The book has 50 chapters in three sections: 1. Preparing for successful letting: 2. Letting your property: 3. Running your portfolio the right way.
“The Buy-to-Let landscape has changed vastly, particularly with the constant changes to tax and now Section 21, meaning small landlords are seriously having to think whether they want to stay in the sector. However, demand is still extremely strong, with the PRS making up 21% of our total housing sector and predicted to rise to 24% by 2021. All these people need somewhere to live… there is still very much a place for landlords who take their legal and moral responsibilities seriously, so we want to help landlords stay profitable while ensuring they do it the right way” says Paul.
Kate added, “Landlords are going through a tough time, hit by increased taxes, the changes in legislation to the Private Rented Sector are coming in thick and fast, with Local Authorities able to find landlords who make mistakes up to £30,000 for each breach. ‘The Landlord’s Friend’ helps to equip both new and existing landlords with the information they need to invest and run a buy to let property successfully.”
The 2019 Edition of ‘The Landlord’s Friend’ is available to buy on Amazon now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=9781784566388&ref=nb_sb_noss