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A-Z Glossary of property investing terminology

Property jargon. Property educator giving a seminar on property jargon and explaining the key terms

Are you confused by the sheer volume of jargon and techie terms that are banded about by property investors, landlords and letting agents? Not only is property investing full of so much jargon, it can be really hard to find reliable explanations of what it all means. Explanations which are both accurate legally, and are also written in plain English.

I’ve written this A-Z on property jargon so landlords and other property investors can easily find out what key terms mean in practice, written in plain English. Everything from Accidental landlord to Yield, and Article 4 to Section 24.

Please let me know if you’d like me to add anything, or if you have any other suggestions, by sending me a note using the contact form.

The Complete A-Z for Landlords and Property Businesses



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About Suzanne, creator of The Independent Landlord

Suzanne Smith at the inaugural meeting of Landlord Leaders

Suzanne Smith is a lawyer turned self-managing landlord with a portfolio of buy to let houses in Maidstone, Kent.

Before becoming a landlord in 2019, she worked as a lawyer in the life sciences industry for 25 years, reaching the position of General Counsel of a PLC.

Suzanne set up The Independent Landlord blog in August 2022 to provide free, independent tips and advice for landlords and property businesses. The sort of content she wished she’d been able to find when starting out as a landlord. She also co-founded the Good Landlording podcast with Richard Jackson in April 2024.

In producing content, she draws on both her experience as a lawyer and as a landlord.

The Independent Landlord blog has quickly established itself as a leading place for landlords and property businesses to find reliable information about the topics that matter to them, at a time of unprecedented change and challenges for the private rented sector.

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