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    First Time Landlord

    Hi folks,

    Letting out my house as I'm moving away for a while. The property is fully managed by a lettings agency.

    Can anyone point me to any online resources that I can study before I begin?

    I know they have been posted loads of times before on here but I can't find them using the search function. I think it was an online Landlords course?



    Join the RLA or NLA and do their distance learning foundation course.


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