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Converting my property to Buy - To - Let but not yet completed - can I advertise my property now?

When is best time to advertise my rental property given that I'm still in process of converting to buy to let?

Can I do it now in anticipation of the completion date or can only do it immediately after completion?


  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,346
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    You can advertise it whenever you like.
  • eddddy
    eddddy Posts: 16,142
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    You can advertise your rental property any time you like.

    What do you mean by "converting to buy to let"?  Do you mean you are remortgaging it, or making some changes to the property, or something else?

  • GDB2222
    GDB2222 Posts: 24,332
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    edited 19 November 2023 at 9:58AM
    Are you planning to be finished with the work soon?  Do you have photos? I don’t think you can advertise successfully without them.

     We advertised a flat and the agent had a dozen enquiries in the first day. How would you deal with these if the flat is not available to show?
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • Do you need the rent income soon?  If so, perhaps not the business for you.....
  • dimbo61
    dimbo61 Posts: 13,709
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    Let's start with the things you HAVE to do in order to start a new business and  become a Landlord !
    EPC, EICR, GSC, How to Rent booklet, Right to Rent checks, Join NRLA, Read about being a Landlord, Fire Safety so mains wired interlinked smoke alarms and CO Alarm, Fire Blanket and maybe Fire extinguishers 
    Deposits !!!
    Fit for habitation 
    Decent home standards
    Consent to Let  or BTL mortgage
    Get yourself an accountant.
    Do your due diligence ( Should I become a Landlord ) 
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