Buying & Investing in BTL Property Tips & Info

This is where the journey of every self-made landlord begins.

Buying BTL properties is usually both exciting and nerve wracking, especially for upcoming first-time landlord. Trust me, I’ve been there. The thought of investing so much money into a BTL property is a very scary prospect, and it seems risky. What if it all goes wrong? What if I lose all my money? Sound familiar?

In reality, investing in property really isn’t THAT risky- not in the grand scheme of things anyways. It’s extremely unlikely that you’re going to wake up one day and find that your property is worth zero. Of course, the property market goes through highs and lows, busts and booms, but that’s the natural cycle, and some times you just need to ride it out.

The key to a successful BTL investment is buying the right property. That’s all it is. Now, that may sound simple, but it really isn’t. There are many variables to consider, and there’s dozens of attributes that make a property worth investing in, such as crime rates, local schools, transport links, employment rates etc. All these factors, among others, have influence on returns and growth.

But essentially, as with all investments, you’re trying to achieve the best ROI (Return On Investment), and with rental properties, that’s usually determined by calculating the rental yield.

In this section, I’ve written articles offering practical and useful tips on purchasing BTL properties, along with my stories based on my own experiences.

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How To Be A Sensible & Low-Risk Landlord 26 Aug 2015 16

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It’s The Estate Agents Job To Sell You An Impractical Piece Of Crap 05 May 2014 10

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Buying Property With No Deposits 26 Feb 2009 33

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Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer Give Property Buying Tips 18 Nov 2008 3

Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer Give Property Buying Tips

Calculating The Rental Yield To Find The Best Investment 15 Aug 2008 87

Calculating The Rental Yield To Find The Best Investment

Renting To Avoid A Property Chain Disaster 01 Jul 2008 3

Renting To Avoid A Property Chain Disaster

Understanding Property Valuations And Structural Surveys 16 May 2008 21

Understanding Property Valuations And Structural Surveys

Can You Be Too Old To Invest In Property? 05 May 2008 1

Can You Be Too Old To Invest In Property?

6 Features That Scare House Buyers Away- AVOID! 03 Apr 2008 2

6 Features That Scare House Buyers Away- AVOID!

19 Feb 2008 3

Why Property Websites Are So Useful When Buying Property

Eager To Invest In Property, But Nothing Suitable For Sale 14 Feb 2008 1

Eager To Invest In Property, But Nothing Suitable For Sale

How To Extend Your Property Lease 05 Feb 2008 96

How To Extend Your Property Lease

I Avoided Buying A Property That Needs Renovating 31 Jan 2008 4

I Avoided Buying A Property That Needs Renovating

Approaching The Vendor Directly 24 Jan 2008 1

Approaching The Vendor Directly

17 Jan 2008 1

The Property Market And The Media’s Influence

How To Spot The Next Up-And-Coming Area For A Good BTL Investment 11 Jan 2008 2

How To Spot The Next Up-And-Coming Area For A Good BTL Investment

There’s Never A Bad Time To Invest In Buy-To-Let 08 Jan 2008 1

There’s Never A Bad Time To Invest In Buy-To-Let

Buying The Ugliest House On The Street 03 Jan 2008 0

Buying The Ugliest House On The Street

Buying Property With Friends And Family – Yay or Nay? 21 Nov 2007 0

Buying Property With Friends And Family – Yay or Nay?

Long Term Landlords & Property Investors Shouldn’t Fear A Crash 14 Nov 2007 1

Long Term Landlords & Property Investors Shouldn’t Fear A Crash

Guide On Listed buildings 03 Nov 2007 1

Guide On Listed buildings

Make Sure Check Behind & Under Furniture When Viewing Properties 26 Oct 2007 0

Make Sure Check Behind & Under Furniture When Viewing Properties

25 Oct 2007 2

Guide On Property Crossover Leases

Flipping Property For A Flipping Fortune 25 Sep 2007 3

Flipping Property For A Flipping Fortune

What Are The Signs Of An Approaching Property Crash? 09 Sep 2007 0

What Are The Signs Of An Approaching Property Crash?

Be Careful Of Property Associations 11 Jul 2007 61

Be Careful Of Property Associations

The Dangers Of Buying A House With An Extension 07 Jun 2007 1

The Dangers Of Buying A House With An Extension

Buying Off-Plan Property 16 May 2007 7

Buying Off-Plan Property

Sarah Beeny Property Renovation/Development Tips 20 Apr 2007 1

Sarah Beeny Property Renovation/Development Tips

Check These Websites Before Buying Your BTL Property 13 Apr 2007 1

Check These Websites Before Buying Your BTL Property

05 Mar 2007 4

What Is Flying Freehold?

What Is The Age Of My House? 07 Feb 2007 14

What Is The Age Of My House?

Questions House Buyers Should Ask Estate Agents 06 Feb 2007 7

Questions House Buyers Should Ask Estate Agents

Steps To Buying A Property 29 Jan 2007 0

Steps To Buying A Property

25 Jan 2007 70

Freehold, Leasehold, and Commonhold

15 Tips For Buying Property 20 Jan 2007 5

15 Tips For Buying Property

What Is Stamp Duty & Do Landlords Need To Pay it? 15 Jan 2007 1

What Is Stamp Duty & Do Landlords Need To Pay it?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Form 09 Dec 2006 17

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Form

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