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The Accidental Landlord

The keys to letting out your own property with complete peace of mind

Who can you trust to look after your property? How can you have peace of mind when letting it out for the first time — especially if it’s been your own home?

The Accidental Landlord, an Amazon No1 bestseller, takes the worry out of letting. It gives you the knowhow to navigate the post-Brexit world of jittery prices, tax changes and 140-plus landlord laws. And it shows you how to succeed, even using your property as your first step to financial freedom.

Packed with toe-curling but true stories to learn from, this easy reference guide breaks down the lettings process in five Ps:

  • Plan Straight-talking advice on financing, tax and estate agents.

  • Property Market like a pro. Plus, all the legal musts.

  • People How to find — and keep — good tenants.

  • Paperwork The essentials on contracts, deposits and notices.

  • Practicals Your 10 most common maintenance problems solved.

It covers all the boxes you have to tick, summarised in one handy checklist. When the time comes, it tells you how to buy — and sell — more property, with a dash of wit throughout.

The authors


Daniel Lees and Martina Lees became accidental landlords when they got married — and now they can’t stop talking about property. Daniel founded the lettings specialist Swift Property, which looks after the London homes of accidental landlords living on five continents. Martina is an award-winning property writer for The Sunday Times.

Martina and Daniel, true experts, share their deep knowledge and extensive experience of the rental market. A charming read and essential guide for new investors.Johnny Morris, head of research at Countrywide, Britain’s biggest estate agency
The Accidental Landlord is the best guide to being a landlord I’ve read. It will answer all the questions you didn’t even know you had to ask.Helen Davies, Home editor of The Sunday Times, in her foreword to the book

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