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Keen To Work For Yourself? Why Being A Landlord Could Work For You

Looking for ideas and opportunities to start earning money for yourself can be a challenge. While most of us can earn a few bucks as a self-starter, very few of us have the right approach to earn a living from it. Only those who have the tenacity and a fire in their belly will make it. Fortunately, there are one or two opportunities that are ripe for picking right now. If you have the resources and you’re willing to give it a go, property management could be just the thing for you.


Getting started with earning a living for yourself is never going to be easy. You should find out as much as possible about what you are planning to do, and find the best method to approach it. Organization is essential, and you are definitely going to need some financial backing. With property, you will need the backing of your mortgage provider to enter into the Buy to Let market. Fortunately, many mortgage lenders are keen to lend for this purpose. As you are earning an income from the property, you are more likely to pay back the mortgage. Because of this, you will be of more interest to a bank as a customer than someone who is buying their own home.


Once you have found the right bank for your mortgage, you need to make sure you have a good deposit to put down. This may come from your savings pot, an employer payout, or even the bank of Mom and Dad. You will also need to prove you are fit and healthy and capable on your mortgage application form. Finally, put together some paperwork to satisfy the bank you know what you are doing when it comes to being a landlord. This may include tenancy agreement templates and  letters of application from potential tenants. Legal documentation to prove you are registered may be required, and market reports to support your rental charges should be included.


Once you have purchased a good property for rental, you will need to take out landlord’s insurance. You can check prices and covers on websites like www.uklandlordinsurance.com and find out what is legally required for your local area. You will need to make sure you have adequate cover for the buildings and contents to satisfy your mortgage as well. Next you need to decide if you are letting the property furnished or unfurnished. You may also want to refurb or redecorate the property to make it as attractive for a new tenant as possible. This also encourages your tenant to look after the place.


Property investment and becoming a landlord is a great way to build up a property portfolio and earn an income at the same time. Rental income should cover your mortgage repayment on the property and provide you a good percentage on top to cover your time and trouble. Over time, you will be able to take on more properties and more tenants. This will increase your income further. Being a good landlord with good tenants is key to getting your mortgage company to agree to further loans.

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Chirag Dodiya

I Conceptualize, Innovate and then work on Executing Amazing Startup Ideas with the help of a team and Entrepreneurs Network. I love building and rebuilding Products. Using creativity, ideas and magic, I build businesses.

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