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Minimise Buy-to-Let repossession risk with Guaranteed Rent

June 10, 2013

Northwood Managing Director Nick Cooper advises how landlords can limit the risk of repossession. “Buy-to-let has never been so appealing. With the temptation of gross rental yields of 6.2% , everyone from aspiring property moguls to pensioners hoping to boost their income are turning to buy-to-let. However, it’s become clear that many are jumping in […] View article >

SAFEagent Awareness Week: Playing it SAFE

May 15, 2013

Northwood MD Nick Cooper explains why Northwood supports SAFEagent Awareness Week: “Landlords and tenants place a huge amount of trust in letting agents – after all, deposits and rents add up to a hefty sum of money.  However, headlines of rogue agents absconding with money suggest that too many of us don’t choose our letting […] View article >

Eleventh hour reform for ‘Wild West’ industry

May 7, 2013

AC Forscutt, Northwood’s Compliance Manager, examines what the amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill means for you “Wild west agents outlawed”, “A win for tenants’ rights”… You’ll have seen the headlines that resulted from the recent (Tuesday 16 April), eleventh hour amendment to theEnterpriseand Regulatory Reform Bill, meaning all letting and management agents in the private […] View article >

The Truth About Guaranteed Rent

March 15, 2013

This week an article on a property news website damned guaranteed rent as a scam and criticised providers for their lack of protection of landlords.  Here, Nick Cooper, MD of our company which has an 18 year track record in providing a guaranteed rent service to thousands of satisfied landlords, addresses the issues raised. “As an established, respected […] View article >

Playing Fair: Northwood examines recommendations from the OFT

February 21, 2013

Last week the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) called for measures to be taken to ‘make the market work better for tenants’ and suggested a number of recommendations designed to help Government, industry and enforcers achieve this. As far as Nick Cooper, MD Northwood is concerned, not all lettings agents should be tarred with the […] View article >

The Generation Rent Game: Meeting rental demand through buy-to-let

January 18, 2013

Northwood’s financial director Gemma Goodson examines the current rental market. The UKhousing market continues to shift and change.  In 1995 home ownership was the norm, saving to buy for the first time took (on average) just one year and a 5% deposit was all that was needed.  Fast forward 18 years: 8.5 million people now […] View article >