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6 things to do before acquiring your first BTL investment property

February 15, 2016

If you are just starting out on your landlord journey, it makes sense to build your portfolio on solid and well-researched foundations. As BTL is an “investment”, it is important to understand and mitigate risk, as the value of your investments can go down as well as up. At Northwood, we have 20 years of […] View article >

Tips for selling a property with a tenant in situ

January 27, 2016

Following the increasing popularity of our Investor List, for landlords who are both buying and selling, we thought it might be helpful to share some tips on selling an investment property with a tenant in situ. The advantages of doing this are threefold: 1.  You do not have to cover the loss in rent caused […] View article >

Section 21 notice – all change – what you need to know

January 20, 2016

If you created a new six month tenancy beginning on or after the 1 October 2015 the time is drawing near when you will be able to serve the new Form 6A Section 21 Notice. You must comply with the requirements of the Deregulation Act 2015 when serving this notice and take into consideration the […] View article >

5 rental hassles our Guaranteed Rent landlords can forget!

January 12, 2016

Being a landlord can sometimes be a real hassle. Here are 5 rental hassles our Guaranteed Rent  landlords can forget about: 1.  Rental arrears The Guardian reported this week that the number of private tenants seriously behind with their rent has risen sharply to reach the highest since early 2013, according to new data. At […] View article >