#BookReview for Parasite? The Secret Diary of a Landlord by The Secret Landlord @landlord_secret @rararesources #Parasite #SecretDiaryofaLandlord

Get ready to learn what really happens behind closed doors.

Landlords have become one of the most hated groups in society. Parasites, they’re often called. And there’s a lot of them. The Treasury estimates there are almost 2.6 million landlords in the UK with around 5.45 million rental properties.

But the real life of a professional landlord is very different to what most people think. From burglaries and break-ins to drug raids, police warrants, crazy tenant antics, bailiffs, squatters, lawsuits, wrecked properties, interfering council officers, game-playing freeholders to moments of heartfelt joy and happiness, the life of a landlord is never dull. Especially when the government keeps moving the goalposts.

This explosive front line exposé blows the lid off what it’s really like to be a 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.


I really enjoyed this book and I thought that it was a fascinating insight!

I have been both a tenant and a landlord so I was keen to read this book and I have to say I thought it was brilliant!!  I loved the way that the book was written and the flow to the entries.

It was an addictive read and one that I was looking forward to read in the evenings after work (not landlord related!)

We have lived in properties that were managed by the owner and she was a head case for want of a better phrase who insisted on letting herself in when we were out… and others where we have had management companies to do the maintenance – one was very good, the other not so much… the agency blamed the landlord… the landlord blamed the agency…

It was great to see the view from a landlord with a mixed portfolio – the encounters with the council I found really interesting, and appalling at the same time!  I felt really sorry for the landlord at the end, I am often “hated” in my role so I could sympathise as I am only doing what is right for the Company I work for and it is hard to store back and remove the emotional factor where you can.  I deal with people’s employment and salaries, the landlord their homes.

This was a genuine account and it is 5 stars from me for this one, it was well written and enjoyable – very highly recommended!



The Secret Landlord has been renting, refurbishing and selling properties across the UK for almost two decades. An award winning landlord, as judged by the National Landlords Association, The Secret Landlord has provided accommodation for hundreds of tenants from all walks of life.

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