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This guide is brought to you by Which? Mortgage Advisers. It’s packed with information for landlords, from getting to know the market and finding a buy-to-let mortgage to reaching tenants and understanding your legal obligations. You’ll find answers to key questions and guidance on selecting your target area and how to manage your let.
Being a landlord can mean making a good profit as your own boss. However, it’s important to consider whether you’re right for the role.
Buying a property to let requires an understanding of the income that your buy-to-let will deliver
You need to understand the market in your target area. You can research markets via the internet by checking property-search sites and letting agents. It is also worth getting to know the area by reading local newspapers and talking to ‘lettings only’ estate agents
A mortgage for a buy-to-let property differs from a mortgage for your own home. There are two types of financing to consider.
We explain the practicalities of being a landlord, from running the let yourself to using an agent
As a landlord, you are bound by the law to ensure that the property you let is safe for people to live in
Most private tenancies between a landlord and tenant are assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs), which are fixed and give no security of tenure once the letting term ends
Before becoming a landlord, you need a clear understanding of the costs of buying the property and the tax implications of letting