LettingFocus.com is the home of unbiased, independent residential property investment consultancy and advice. We help organisations and landlords make a success in the private rented sector.
Click Here for Our Blog - the blog is the part of our site that changes weekly. At the blog, you can select Categories, for example,"Housing Benefit" "Buy to Let Mortgages" or "Landlords as Border Control Agents".
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.
SERVICES FOR ORGANISATIONS
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.
SERVICES FOR PRIVATE LANDLORDS
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 a 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.
Click here to find out about our next evening seminar and networking events for landlords near to you.
NEWSLETTER OPT IN & OFFERS
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 offers we have negotiated for landlords visit our landlords' links page.
BUY "SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY LETTING - HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN BUY TO LET"
Our property book - "Successful Property Letting - How to Make Money in Buy to Let" - has been the top selling UK property book for 5 years and has sold over 50,000 copies, easily outselling all the "TV Property Celebrities" titles. You can buy it here - click to buy from Amazon.
Excerpts from some of my articles that have appeared in the national press appear on our landords' articles pages. Plus there is lots 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.
IN THE MEDIA
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 criticised 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 020 8690 3138.
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