Categories for Guaranteed Rent

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 >

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 >

Guaranteed Rent – evaluating the “guaranteed” bit.

December 23, 2015

Here at Northwood, we have been offering our market-leading Guaranteed Rent service for 20 years. Our Guaranteed Rent service does what it says on the tin!  We effectively become your tenant, and take over the financial risk of the tenant not paying the rent. Your rent gets paid on time, every time, even if there […] View article >

Northwood supports landlords throughout their property career

December 14, 2015

Following on from a previous blog, Lifecycle of a landlord, we thought we might address this topic again, with some additional detail. The four stages of the landlord lifecycle are: Pre-acquisition – the research stage, doing your due diligence, and finding a property that meets your financial goals. Buying the property – getting your finances […] View article >

Voids and property damage an eternal issue for landlords!

September 9, 2015

Since private landlords first began renting out properties, to the current day, they have had to deal with an ever-changing market place Rents rising and falling, property prices inflating and deflating, interest rate changes, legislation, compliance, local trends, national trends …. the private rented sector (PRS) is an ever-changing arena and a sometimes stormy sea […] View article >

Rent arrears and landlord fears!

May 11, 2015

A poll conducted by Today’s Landlord has revealed that the biggest fear landlords have this year is unpaid rent. The survey showed that just under two-thirds polled believe unpaid rent is the biggest fear for landlords in 2015, while nearly a fifth fear property damage and 16.58 per cent are worried by the growing amount […] View article >

Latest landlord research provides insights into key trends.

April 27, 2015

The most recent gauge of landlords’ views on the current state of play in the  rental market and key trends has recently been released by Paragon. Here are some highlights: >The total number of buy-to-let loans in December 2014 was 18% up on December 2013, at 17,300 >45% of landlords surveyed expect tenant demand to […] View article >

5 questions to ask yourself when you want to become a landlord

March 17, 2015

Becoming a landlord is not a decision that should be taken lightly. When you let out a rental property, there are a number of risks involved.  Furthermore, you are contractually obliged to provide a safe and compliant home for your tenant. If you are thinking of becoming a landlord, here are 5 questions to ask […] View article >

The “Accidental Landlord” needs to know about our Guaranteed Rent service!

February 24, 2015

Homes and Property, part of the Evening Standard, shares the struggles of “accidental landlord”, Victoria Whitlock, who writes a regular column on the trials and tribulations of renting out a property. Earlier this month, Victoria shared her concerns about experiencing a void on her London flat, her first in 10 years: “This is not the […] View article >

Growing and ageing population fuels BTL market

January 28, 2015

The property investment market in the U.K. is relatively simple and relies on four main drivers: 1.  Supply and demand for rented accommodation 2.  Availability of BTL mortgage products and ease of obtaining them. 3.  Sentiment and confidence in property as an investment. 4.  The U.K.’s economic indicators, such as inflation/deflation, interest rate rises, unemployment, […] View article >