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5 reasons to get tenant insurance

June 19, 2015

Many tenants wrongly assume that they are protected by their landlords insurance for their belongings and liability. However, to get the right cover for your belongings and your liability for landlords’ furnishings, you will need your own tenants’ insurance policy. Here are 5 reasons why: Northwood highly recommends it We recommend that tenants take out […] View article >

The Northwood marathon team did it!

April 27, 2015

The Northwood network couldn’t be prouder  after three of our fittest completed the London marathon on Sunday. Barry Ireland, David Vann and Kerry Draper ran in memory of our former Managing Director Nick Cooper who died from pancreatic cancer  in 2013, aged 50. Barry and David ran around the course together and proudly crossed the […] View article >

How much is your wardrobe worth?

April 7, 2015

  Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services, gives some useful information about how you can protect the cost of your wardrobe with your contents insurance policy. Most people will underestimate what they have in their wardrobe. This often leads to undervaluing the contents – which could leave you underinsured. With designer handbags and […] View article >

Landlord Insurance – why standard home insurance isnt enough

March 13, 2015

Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services, explains why standard building and contents insurance isn’t appropriate for rental properties. Burst pipes, broken windows or busted locks. As a landlord, you’ll want to know your property and rental income is protected. In most cases your tenants will respect your property, but it’s always good to […] View article >

General Election – Our view on housing policies

March 6, 2015

As we near the General Election many colleagues and customers have asked about the impact of various     parties policies may have upon the private rented sector. There is no easy answer especially with the outcome of polling day being so uncertain. It looks unlikely any party will have the majority required under first past the […] View article >

Guest blog: Paul Shamplina on “retaliatory eviction” legislation

October 29, 2014

GUEST BLOG Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action On Monday I attended Parliament to give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for The Private Rental Sector before cross party MPS.  I was there to offer my views and experience of landlords Serving Section 21 Notices in retaliation to tenants requesting repairs to be carried […] View article >

Help us to raise £20,000 for The Pancreatic Research Fund!

August 26, 2014

Our intrepid team comprising Gemma Goodson, CEO; Nick Harris, Operations Director South; Stephen Summerhayes, Local Director Norwich; Stuart Calvert, Local Director Southampton and Jack Honeyfield, Administrator Bristol are taking on the challenge of their lives for an immense cause for which the Northwood Charitable Foundation was created. They are aiming to climb 19,341 ft to the […] View article >

On-line Estate Agents; will they succeed?

August 11, 2014

Does the rise of the internet estate agents really threaten traditional high street firms? The simple answer is NO, it just changes the way we do things. I have heard the foretelling of the demise the High Street agent for years and whilst the business has changed to meet this challenge, many agents are expanding […] View article >

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 >