Categories for Buy To Let

Why rental demand is set to continue

June 28, 2017

With such economic turmoil – not to mention Brexit – on the horizon, landlords could rightly be concerned about the sustainability of rental demand across the U.K. However, at Northwood, we are confident that rental demand will continue, despite these issues. The first thing to remember is that we are a small island and many […] View article >

Potential Pitfalls of being a Landlord

June 19, 2017

Becoming a landlord can be very profitable and rewarding, but it does pay to be aware of the pitfalls you may face along the way. From professionals to ‘accidental’ landlords, it’s definitely a good idea to research what is really involved before taking the plunge. There are increasingly a number people who find themselves with […] View article >

Is it Worth Furnishing your Buy to Let?

June 9, 2017

Whether to provide a furnished or unfurnished property for tenants is usually the first thing that landlords need to focus on. A lot depends on who those tenants are and what they are expecting. Students, for example, can be a great demographic for regular paying tenants but they tend to want furniture included. Professional tenants […] View article >

5 Ways to improve your rental property

June 2, 2017

When it comes to renting out your property, whether that is a property you have purchased for that very purpose or a property you have been living in yourself, you will understandably want to get the very best return possible. What can be tricky here, is knowing where it’s best to spend money to make […] View article >

Lettings agent in Woking – Northwood celebrate opening of new office.

May 30, 2017

It’s always an exciting occasion for the Northwood network to open a new office. We identify areas with a robust and growing property market and where there is a lot of potential for property transactions. Our most recent launch is Northwood Woking, which opened in March 2017. The opening was celebrated with an Open Day […] View article >

Northwood supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2017

May 15, 2017

Here at Northwood, we are committed to professional standards within the private rented sector, and this is one of the reasons we became members of the SAFEagent Steering Committee, when SAFEagent launched 6 years ago. SAFEagent is a cross-industry and community initiative to signpost those lettings agents who have client money protection. This gives landlords […] View article >

Proposed Tenant Fee Ban & the General Election

May 10, 2017

The proposed tenant fee ban was headline news after the Chancellor’s shock announcement until it was usurped by the PM’s own announcement of a general election. This proposed ban will happen whatever the outcome of the election as all a mainstream parties support it. The Tories actually opposed Labour’s bid to impose a ban a few years […] View article >

How to Create a Great Impression as a landlord

May 9, 2017

If you look at being a landlord as a business, that makes your tenants your customers. As with any business, the better service that you provide, the happier your customers will be. Not only will they be more likely to remain your customer for longer, they will also more than likely tell others how great […] View article >

Scotland – Energy efficiency and condition standards – update

May 1, 2017

In the first week in April, the Scottish Government published a consultation on introducing a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented sector (PRS) properties. This mirrors what Westminster is doing in England and it’s refreshing to see agreement and joined up thinking. In England, minimum energy efficiency standards come in to force from 1st […] View article >