LettingFocus.com is the home of unbiased, independent residential property investment consultancy and advice. We help organisations and landlords make a real success in the private rented sector.

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I’m David Lawrenson, author of the UK’s top selling book on property and an expert on buy to let. I’m also a media commentator, blogger and consultant on all landlord, property letting and buy to let issues in the private rented sector.

New edition of “Successful Property Letting” is now out -for the paperback version click here!  

For the kindle version – click here.



At LettingFocus we work with corporate clients from a range of sectors.

For financial service companies we help with the underwriting, marketing, product design and training issues around buy to let mortgages, landlord insurance and other landlord facing products.

In the public sector we help housing associations and local authorities with Choice Based Lettings, Local Letting Agency Models and Private Rented Sector Access Schemes. We show them how to understand the private rented sector and procure property from landlords in a far more cost effective way.

We also work for city investors and property portals. In fact we help any business which provides products and services in the private rented sector and to private landlords. Please click on Consulting for more information on what we do.


We also still find time to give personal advice on a consultancy basis to landlords.

So, for “accidental landlords”, more experienced investors and for people just looking to buy property to live in, we can help with our one to one property advice service. We give information and help on any aspect of property investing, including where to get the best mortgages, what area to buy property in, what type of property to buy, the reality of ” Below Market Value” and “No Money Down Deals” and general property letting issues.

Read the past client testimonials and send me an email or call on 07834 081 600.

Click here to find out about our next evening seminar and networking event on 7th October, 2015 in London.


Our Property Investing and Landlords Information & Advice Newsletters for our corporate and personal customers and for journalists are still free. To get it just click here to send me an email and tell us you would like to go on our email list. (We do not send spam or unsolicited advertising.)

To find out about a few offers we have negotiated for landlords visit our landlords’ links page.


Our property book – “Successful Property Letting – How to Make Money in Buy to Let”  – has been the top selling UK property book for 7 years and has sold over 60,000 copies, easily outselling all the “TV Property Celebrities” titles. You can buy the brand new April 2015  paperback edition here and kindle version here.


See where LettingFocus has been featured in the media. Read more material, tips and more “up to the minute” media comment at the landlords’ blog.

Recent blogs have looked at HMO and multi let properties, housing benefit, buy to let mortgages, where to buy investment property, unfair letting agent fees, the Rugg Review, “Build to Let”, tenancy deposits, property lease options, buying property at auctions, property inventories, letting agents, landlord insurance for let property, and the FSA proposals for the buy to let mortgage market. Read more at the landlords’ blog.

To find out more about my book, my work as a property author and how we can work for you please email me direct.


I’m a frequent and outspoken property commentator and speaker on property in the press, on TV and for companies and trade associations. Recognised as a critic of the “black hats” operating in the mainly unregulated buy to let and property investing business, I warned of the problems that oversupplied new build flats later experienced right back in 1998.

I have critiqued past government policy towards the PRS and the poor lending practices of some mortgage companies in the buy to let sector.

If you are from the media and you would like a comment from me, please feel free to contact me by email or call on 07834 081600.

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If you have a web site for landlords, buy to let or investment property you can link to us here or to the landlords’ blog.

About David Lawrenson

I'm David Lawrenson, owner of property consultancy, LettingFocus.com. I'm author of the UK's highest selling property and buy to let book as well as fitting in being a landlord, a buy to let expert and media commentator, property writer, public speaker and landlord blogger. However, our main work is now our consultancy. We help a range of organisations - from banks to local authorities - develop or improve their buy to let and landlord facing products and services. We also help them develop their strategy towards the private rented sector. In addition to our work with organisations, I also find a little time to help private investors and landlords as a property advisor and mentor.

One comment

  • Mrs Jill Champion

    Just reading your book and finding it very useful. I am just starting on the buy to let property market and there is so much to think about! Aim to buy 3 properties to start with,2 are going through at mo and looking for one more. Also got capital gains to consider on the property I’ve sold and thinking about letting agent..or not! I’m sure there will be lots of queries from me
    Thanks for a good book!!
    Jill Champion

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