5. Join landlord organisations
These can be very useful bodies and their fees are often incredibly low. They usually offer cheaper landlord insurance policies and always provide you with more guff and information than you can handle. At least if you have this information you can’t please ignorance of the law, never an acceptable defence in the event of a dispute. Landlords’ groups often supply inexpensive letting agreements and legal assistance too, should anything go wrong with your let.
Despite consistent warnings the buy-to-let bubble is about to burst, there are more properties being let and available for rent in Britain than ever before. Interest rates may have risen, but the rental market remains busy. If you are thinking of buying and renting in your area, make sure you thoroughly research every aspect of the market before you take the plunge.