Samantha Bateman, owner of Belvoir Portsmouth has fulfilled a lockdown ambition to write and publish her book ‘Landlords, what’s holding you back? which is now available to purchase on Amazon.

“I’ve been working in the rental industry for 18 years, and during that time I’ve often been asked to use my experience to write a book and share my system for reducing the stress of being a landlord, maximise profits and avoid the many pitfalls,” says Samantha. “Eventually I decided the time was right and I wrote the book in about three months. I included lots of stories of my own experiences as a Belvoir agent, such as the time 15 years ago when a rental property was turned into a drug den, and another time when there was a fire at a property. These stories helped me to explain to landlords how to deal with challenges and avoid them in the future.

“Over the past 20 years the rental market has changed dramatically. For every property that a landlord owns or manages they need to be thinking about how they can maximise the profit on their investment. This is where a good agent comes in. By partnering with a reputable agent, the landlord can provide an attractive home for a tenant, whilst avoiding hefty fines and banning orders for non-compliance, as well as learning how effective management can help to keep costs down.”

Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir says: “Samantha has worked in the industry for almost two decades and is a valued and highly respected Belvoir franchisee. I would like to offer her my sincere congratulations for writing and publishing this book, which I am sure will be extremely useful for landlords. This is a book that not only proves Samantha’s knowledge of the property industry, but also demonstrates her unique ability to help landlords achieve fantastic results in what is a fast-changing industry.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in the property to read this book, which is a valuable resource for professional and personal growth.