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Introduction
Knowing how to invest successfully
The economy and housing market
Understanding short- and long-term trends
Assessing market conditions
Summary
Further reading
Making decisions
Refurbishing a property
Renovating a property
Property conversion
Becoming a landlord
Preparing yourself and your family
Developing your skills of reflection and analysis
Assessing skills, knowledge and experience
Developing skills
Sorting out your finances
Assessing your financial circumstances
Obtaining financial backing
Seeking advice from professionals
Understanding tax implications
Establishing your business
Deciding how to trade
Developing a business plan
Producing a profit/loss plan and cash flow forecast
Conducting a risk assessment
Doing your research
Finding sources of information
Obtaining property information
Conducting property searches
Recognizing potential locations
Recognizing property hot spots
Spotting areas of degeneration
Choosing suitable locations
Recognizing potential for development
Analysing the local market
Viewing a property
Organizing your viewing
Developing a checklist
Spotting potential for development
Researching the neighbourhood
Using government statistics
Observing the neighbourhood
Buying a property
Knowing whether the price is right
Negotiating and bargaining
Obtaining important documents
Obtaining planning permission
Knowing what needs planning permission
Obtaining outline consent
Using building surveyors
Making appeals in cases of refusal
Obtaining Building Regulations approval
Overcoming problems and avoiding disputes
Understanding the Party Wall Act 1996
Obtaining insurance
Developing and managing your budget
Planning your budget
Knowing about the costs
Working within your budget
Controlling costs
Appointing a project manager
Spotting the cowboys
Supervising the work
Doing the work yourself
Evaluating your skills and motivation
Working within Building Regulations
Working within the law
Raising awareness of health and safety
Planning your project
Sourcing materials
Hiring plant and tools
Obtaining safety equipment
Sourcing building materials
Presenting your property to let
Knowing your market
Choosing to furnish
Gardening and landscaping
Setting the rent
Presenting your property for sale
Deciding on your market
Selling tips
Developing your marketing strategy
Selling privately
Choosing tenants
Using letting agents
Arranging viewings
Knowing what to ask
Obtaining references
Drawing up a tenancy agreement
Knowing your obligations
Understanding your tenants’ rights
Solving disputes
Going to court
Evicting tenants
Maintaining your property
Using property management companies
Conducting repairs
Negotiating access
Cleaning
Useful addresses
Useful websites
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0749454512 Property Dev

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