Categories for Buy To Let

5 traits of a great Landlord

October 6, 2016

Being a landlord can bring many rewards but equally has many responsibilities. In order to be a good landlord you need the right mix of skills, personality and know-how . No one can argue that having a rental property is a ‘passive’ investment. There are demands on both a landlord’s time and cash flow.  Just […] View article >

4 property hotspots for 2017

October 4, 2016

Here at Northwood, our 85+ offices around the U.K. have their finger on the pulse of the local property scene and know when a market is heating up. The signs are often simple to see: 1.  Increasing infrastructure such as improving communication links. 2.  Big businesses moving to an area, providing more jobs and more […] View article >

Legal Services for Landlords. Northwood has the answer!

September 23, 2016

Around 97% of U.K. landlords are not “professional” in the sense that they usually have a busy career and day job.  This means they don’t always have time to remain up to date with new regulations and this can end up costing them dearly. New research by Direct Line Landlord Insurance reveals that one in […] View article >

Cleaning Continues to be a Big Problem for Landlords

September 20, 2016

Recent figures from the Tenant Deposit Scheme (TDS) have shown that it is in fact cleanliness, or lack of it, is causing the majority of deposit disputes. A huge 58% of disputes are as a result of the rented property not being cleaned before the tenant leaves. Landlords must remember that the burden of evidence […] View article >

5 things that can be guaranteed about property for landlords

August 15, 2016

There is no doubt about it, we are living in uncertain property times! The era of “Brental” – where people decide to await the outcome of the EU “Leave” vote before buying, selling, or moving – is upon us, not to mention uncertainty about the economy, and landlord tax changes. Despite this, landlord sentiment remains […] View article >

Northwood Cardiff gains Rent Smart Wales accredition

July 29, 2016

All our 80 plus offices around the country are committed to professional standards – both those that are mandatory and those that they can voluntarily subscribe to, such as SAFEagent. In this regard, we are proud to announce that our Cardiff office is now an accredited agent of Rent Smart Wales. This scheme was introduced […] View article >

Sifting through survey options when buying a property

July 23, 2016

When buying a property, it can be difficult to work out which survey it’s best to go for, especially if you are not too sure what the differences are. According to The Money Advice Service, one in five homebuyers rely only on the mortgage valuation before purchasing a property. A mortgage valuation is not a […] View article >

Brexit impact on property and landlords

July 15, 2016

There was much speculation in the City yesterday that the base rate would be reduced at the Monetary Policy Committee monthly announcement. However, the Bank of England held firm, and maintained rates at 0.5%. The Bank said they were acting cautiously in the aftermath of Brexit and indicated that a rate change would be more […] View article >

Location, Location, Location

July 15, 2016

Not a new phrase but certainly one that remains important and never more so than when you are buying a house to rent out. If you are a landlord ready to make your next investment, or you are new to the game and about to buy your first property to let, remember location is crucial. […] View article >

Top Tips for low maintenance Buy to Let gardening

July 13, 2016

If you have a buy-to-let property, you’ll not only want to make it attractive and appealing to potential tenants, but minimise the time and effort needed to keep it that way! Tenants often don’t want the hassle of maintaining flower beds and borders and as a landlord, you’ll want to keep your responsibilities to a […] View article >