A new no-holds-barred book about life as a professional residential landlord is due to be published on 15 October. ‘Parasite? The Secret Diary of a Landlord’ is the first of its type to be published.
The author, The Secret Landlord, says, ‘First and foremost, this book is about entertainment. It’s a look at life in the shoes of a professional landlord. This is not a ‘how-to’ or instruction manual on property investment. ‘Parasite?’ is a true story; it’s a collection of stories about people, about life, about the challenges and opportunities faced working within the rental property sector.’
‘I know I’ve made mistakes in my time, and I’m happy to admit them, I’m human, I’m not made of stone, and I don’t pretend to be something I’m not.’
The opening paragraph even admits to the author’s reluctance: ‘I never planned to be a landlord. I wanted to be a property developer. It sounded sexier.’
The author confesses, ‘But I’ve learned life doesn’t work out how we plan. You have to change it. You have to understand how things don’t often go your way, other people’s lives intertwine and impact on yours.’
‘There have been mega low points in my property career that saw me close to the brink of a breakdown. But then you have moments of sheer joy, times when you’re on top of the world helping people, and it makes you feel it’s all worthwhile.
It’s that sense of satisfaction that drives you on.’
‘Landlords have been presented as a bad lot, and I do not deny there are rogues out there, but the vast majority, normal people who have jobs and money worries too, they’re decent people trying to do a good job.’
‘Being a landlord has ended up being a much bigger role than what I ever signed up for, but it’s also a privilege. There are not many jobs where you get to be someone’s slave, social worker, cleaner, substitute mum, carer, personal assistant, plumber, fencer, negotiator, decorator, [insert any other known profession], bill payer and boss.’
‘Parasite: The Secret Diary of a Landlord’ is published 15 October
Get ready to learn what really happens behind closed doors.
Landlords have become one of the most hated groups of professionals in society.
Landlords are called parasites, and there’s a lot of them. The Treasury estimates there are approximately 2.6 million landlords in the UK with around 5.45 million rental properties.
But the real-life of a landlord is quite different from what most of us think. From burglaries and break-ins to drug raids, wrecked properties, police warrants, crazy tenant antics, bailiffs, squatters, lawsuits, interfering council officers, game-playing freeholders to moments of heartfelt joy and happiness, the life of a landlord is far from dull especially when our beloved government keeps moving the goalposts.
This explosive front-line exposé blows the lid off what it’s really like to be a professional landlord and the shocking reality of renting out a property.
Hovering close to a nervous breakdown and likely suffering PTSD, The Secret Landlord exposes truths rarely shared. Stories that will grip you move you and smack you in the face.
This is the truth, the other side of the door.
The Secret Landlord – Biography
The Secret Landlord for his sins has been renting, refurbishing, and selling properties across the UK for almost two decades. The Secret Landlord has provided accommodation for hundreds of tenants from all walks of life.
Date: 25th of September 2020
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