Landlord Guide

Everything you need to know to get the best return on your investment.

There are now approximately a million buy-to-let landlords in the UK. Low interest rates on savings have forced more and more of us to invest in bricks and mortar but there's more to it than just return on investment. The process of letting a property can be a complex and time-consuming one, but the rewards can be considerable when you get everything right.

Why let?

How is the current value of your home assessed?

When you first decide to put your property on the market, the value of it needs to be assessed. This is important for potential buyers to have confidence in the asking price, and so that you understand how you will finance your move.

Becoming a landlord can be a daunting prospect. With so much you need to know and consider before taking the leap, it’s a step that should not be taken lightly. It can be very rewarding though; a well-performing portfolio, carefully managed, can provide an income now, and a pension pot in years to come. Getting it right from the beginning can save you time, money and a lot of sleepless nights!
With Daniel James Estate Agents managing your properties, you can relax, reassured in the knowledge that we have your best interests at heart. We don’t select the first tenant that applies for your property; we take the right tenant. The one that will look after your property as if it were their own home, and of course, pay on time, every time. Our experience of hundreds of lets means that our instincts in selecting the perfect tenant are second to none. The peace of mind having the right tenant in your property can give you, is priceless.

To arrange your free Landlord’s Consultation with us, please click here.

Why should you choose us?

Daniel James Estate Agents is one of South West London’s leading and most innovative Estate and Letting agents.

Daniel James is an owner led company, headed up by Daniel White himself and supported by a superb team of experienced property professionals.

What makes us different is our passion and enthusiasm for selling and letting homes. The key to our success is our approachability and willingness to listen, understand and respond to our client’s needs.

We are known for our authority on the local market and straight talking good advice which clients appreciate. Experience has taught us a unique empathy with clients and we always apply discretion, humour and integrity as any situation dictates.

We are extremely flexible and always try to accommodate our client's busy lifestyles and commitments and can do valuations or accompany viewings out of office hours seven days a week.


Our attractive office is located opposite Tooting Bec station on Balham High Road. Please feel free to visit us at any time for an informal chat about any aspect of selling, letting or buying a property.

Call 020 8767 7001 or email hello@danieljames.co.uk or
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How to start with your first let

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Getting the best rent

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Finding the right tenants

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Preparing for your tenants to move in

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Who needs to be informed?

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The cost of letting your property

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Complete management = complete peace of mind

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The DIY approach to letting your property

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