Forget buy to let! A share I’d buy to profit from the rental boom

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From agency fees to repair costs, even buying a cheap property to rent out can involve additional expenses.I like the idea of owning and renting property to earn some extra cash each month. But I don’t want the hassle of buy to let. That is why buying shares in companies that rent properties is so attractive to me. That way, I can benefit from property rentals without needing to do it myself.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why I’d pick Britain’s leading listed residential landlordA lot of property companies are listed on the stock market. But many focus on office buildings or shopping centres. The pandemic has shown that falls in demand can affect these types of properties. Whatever happens with the pandemic, though, people will need a place to live. That is why I would be looking for a landlord of residential properties.The biggest listed residential landlord is Grainger (LSE: GRI). The size alone attracts my interest. I think larger residential landlords with diversified portfolios benefit from less exposure to problems in any one geographical area.Grainger’s size is only one part of its appeal for me, however. I also like the fact that it consistently rents its properties and collect payments on time. One of the difficulties in owning a buy-to-let property can be finding reliable tenants, or getting tenants to pay their rent when the economy is weak. Grainger recently revealed in its annual results that its average occupancy level was 95% and it managed 97% average rent collection. I find those high occupancy and rental collection rates reassuring.To me, Grainger is better than buy to letAnother reason I like Grainger is that the company has ambitious growth plans. Its existing portfolio should keep on earning money for decades. But the company also has a number of large newbuild projects underway. The company expects its ‘private rented sector’ building stock – homes it builds to let – will double in the coming five years.One of the attractions of buy to let is that as an investor, an increase in house prices could lead to capital gains. As Grainger expands its portfolio, I expect that any long-term movement in property values will also be reflected in its share price. But unlike getting involved in property management myself, I can benefit from a housing market improvement without needing to worry about mortgage repayments or negative equity.Renting out property isn’t always as easy as it seems, especially when things go wrong. 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