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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 >

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 >

Landlord problems: I can’t sleep at night!

November 22, 2013

Since Northwood was founded in 1995, we’ve become experts in solving landlord problems. The funny thing is that these problems have not changed over the years. Landlords still experience the same worries and concerns that they always have! Will the tenant pay the rent on time, every time? Will the tenant look after my property? […] View article >

Northwood Foundation raises £1600 at the NALs conference dinner

October 31, 2013

  The great and the good of the property industry paid tribute last night to the late Nick Cooper by contributing over £1600  towards the newly created Northwood Foundation. Attendees at the NAL’s annual conference dinner in London dug deep into their pockets and drew on their silent auction skills to raise funds for the […] View article >

Safety first: Northwood supports Gas Safety Week

September 16, 2013

    Northwood is urging all landlords and tenants to be gas safe and choose their letting agent wisely, during the third annual Gas Safety Week (16 – 22 September) It can be a matter of life and death as badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon […] View article >

Eric Walker appointed as Northwood MD

September 9, 2013

It was announced today that Eric Walker has been appointed to the role of Managing Director at Northwood GB. Walker takes over the role from Nick Cooper, who died last month of pancreatic cancer, aged 50.  He was a great friend of Nick and a fellow member of the SAFEagent steering group. With more than […] View article >

Ask the Agent

August 30, 2013

Northwood’s Compliance Manager AC Forscutt answers the questions that every landlord should ask a letting agent.  1. Are you a member of an accreditation scheme such as ARLA, RICS, NALS, NAEA? Professional standards are of the utmost importance to us and we encourage all of our offices to be licensed by the National Approved Letting […] View article >