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The Definitive guide to Guaranteed Rent vs. Guaranteed Rent

July 21, 2014

For landlords looking for a fixed but reliable rental income from their property, the options and differences between the services on offer can be overwhelming.   This simple Guaranteed Rent vs Guaranteed Rent guide is designed to help landlords better understand the range of different services which are available when a landlord is looking for […] View article >

Guaranteed Rent? Help! Im confused. . .

July 17, 2014

With up to 1.2m landlords in England[i], there are as many different types of landlords as there are tenants.  However, despite the common misconception that landlords often own a large portfolio of properties, in reality 78% of all landlords only own a single property[ii]. This means the majority are in no way property ‘giants’ but […] View article >

London to Brighton on a bike. A survivors account

June 30, 2014

  Last Sunday four of Northwood’s finest – Stuart Williams, Steven Summerhayes, Nick Harris and Dean Walford donned their lycra and set off on the London to Brighton charity bike ride. The team were raising funds to support the Northwood Foundation’s chosen charity for this year – The Pancreatic Research Fund. In 2013, we tragically lost […] View article >

We care what our customers think of us

June 27, 2014

Here at Northwood, we are committed to being transparent in every area of our business operations. We recognise that “word of mouth” has now turned into “word of mouse”!   We welcome all reviews of our service as it helps us maintain standards across the network and better serve landlords and tenants, and buyers and […] View article >

Property investment increasingly becoming first choice as pension hedge.

June 18, 2014

Property has long been a popular choice for people looking to create wealth and income for their retirement. However, it seems that more  people than ever are now turning to bricks n’ mortar as a pension solution. Figures from the latest Rent Check report,  produced by Allsop LLP and BDRC Continental, reveal that 78% of […] View article >

Pushing the pedal to beat Pancreatic Cancer

June 4, 2014

The Northwood Charitable Foundation is hitting the road to raise awareness, and funds, in support of the fight to beat pancreatic cancer. As part of our goal to raise £20,000 by 2015, we’re taking part in this year’s London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride.  Volunteering to pedal the 60 mile challenge are Northwood’s Stuart Williams, […] View article >

Choosing a Professional Letting Agent

May 19, 2014

It’s not just tenants who need to beware of choosing the wrong letting agent – landlords can be vulnerable as well … With an estimated 1.4 million private landlords in the UK, [1], we believe that its vital that landlords protect both their money and their property by partnering with a professional agency.  That means an agency […] View article >

The lights are all on green for BTL investment.

May 16, 2014

Over the past week or so, it seems that media headlines have been dominated by numerous statistics and positive news about the Buy To Let sector.   Mortgage Introducer reported that the BTL sector continues to go from strength to strength: The number of Buy-to-let loans in March was 16,200, a rise of 56% compared to March […] View article >