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Buy-to-let, 7 steps to successful investing

About the Author

Dawn Brookes started investing in property in 2012 after thirty-five years working in the NHS. Dawn has been in and around the property investment market for over twenty years, managing property for friends during that time. She researched the property market thoroughly for 18 months before investing and has now developed a portfolio, becoming a successful landlady. Dawn’s recent experience gives her a unique perspective on investing in property in the current market. She holds an MA in Education and is a competent and credible educator.


Experience of Upad

I came across Upad after wasting money on a local ad in a newspaper, resulting in a number of time wasters. I was looking for a way to advertise property to rent on the main UK lettings portals, such as Rightmove and Zoopla. I discovered that this could be done via Upad and the advertising price was less than that of the local newspapers. The website was easy to use with clear instructions and I was able to advertise my property immediately, uploading the photos and property description with ease. I had a huge response and actually  let the property (subject to references and credit check) within an hour! Since that time, I have received regular updates from Upad and accessed the free webinars for landlords, which have provided invaluable insight. I have not used the full property management side of the company as I manage my properties myself.

I included my experience with Upad in my new book as there are many landlords who would need a similar service to the one I used in order to let their properties.

About the Book

'Buy To Let: 7 steps to successful investing' is a motivating and informative book providing up-to-date information on how to invest in the current climate. With interest rates at an all time low, many people are looking for alternative places to invest their money and property remains a good option.

Although recent changes in stamp duty, house price rises and changes to tax relief may have put some investors off, the well informed, determined investor can still find that buy-to-let property provides a great return on investment. This book includes information for landlords renting throughout the United Kingdom.

The modern investor will need to take a disciplined approach to growing a buy-to-let portfolio in order to reap the rewards of their labour. This book provides a seven step approach including:

  • Getting Started
  • Understanding your finances
  • Finding your property
  • Getting the best deal
  • Finding tenants/ property management
  • Understanding tax
  • Planning for the future

All of this, from someone who has done all of these things recently. Whether you want to buy property and hand it over to a letting agent or fully manage it yourself, this book provides all of the information you will need.

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