Depends what you call proper money i could have lived off rental income alone since the early 90s but apart from the cars i live extremely modestly. I am getting to a point now where i am starting to get very tired and i am finding it difficult to keep the pace up. For that reason i am in the process of selling the properties in the nw and reinvesting in 1 and 2 bed freehold properties in the southeast which i can manage more easily. The yields are almost halved in some cases but it will make life alot easier for me and i can then focus on the occasional project and spend more time with a much neglected Gf and the dog!!