Categories for Guaranteed Rent

Landlords often learn the hard way.

January 10, 2014

A testimonial received today for our Bromley office served to remind us that novice landlords often have a steep – and expensive – learning curve! Landlord Michelle posted: “I came to Northwood letting after having a terrible time with a previous agency. As I have a mortgage I was looking for guaranteed rent – something […] View article >

Reviews of Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent service

December 11, 2013

There’s nothing more gratifying to us than to receive unsolicited reviews of our Guaranteed Rent service from landlords who have enjoyed the benefits of it. Here are a selection of recent reviews (November/December 2013): “Smooth process. Always happy to help. Explanations made so they are easy to follow even for the first timer like us. […] View article >

Why our Guaranteed Rent landlords enjoy a worry-free Christmas!

December 2, 2013

Recent research undertaken by the National Landlord Association suggested that four out of ten landlords earn such slim margins from their rental income that just one missed payment by a tenant can cause serious difficulties. This is now going to be compounded by the fact that we are fast approaching the peak season of rental […] View article >

Top 5 Guaranteed Rent myths – BUSTED!

November 26, 2013

All over the social web, we see landlords talking about our Guaranteed Rent schemes and we thought we would set the record straight about some of the myths we hear. Myth 1.   They put any person in your property. False. Northwood carry the financial risk of your property whether there is a void period […] View article >

Growing concern of rental arrears for accidental landlords

November 22, 2013

A recent survey by Northwood has revealed accidental landlords in the South West have experienced more tenant arrears in the last three years than landlords anywhere else in the UK. Our study reveals the three hotspots for tenant arrears for accidental landlords are the  South West [45%], South East [36%] and the North East [33%]. […] View article >

How to let out your own home safely.

November 11, 2013

There are many occasions when renting out your own home (instead of selling it) makes sense: You have been re-located for work. You have met a partner who also has a property and want to move into their home. The sales market is weak and you fear that you will not achieve the market value […] View article >

“New” landlords on the rise

October 24, 2013

New data from Paragon Mortgages, suggests that there is strong growth in the number of new BTL landlords entering the market. The proportion of all buy-to-let cases from first-time landlords was 27% in the third quarter, up sharply compared with 22% on the previous quarter. It comes as no surprise that the growth in first-time […] View article >

BBC documentary “Meet the Landlords” highlights the need for Guaranteed Rent

July 24, 2013

Last Thursday, (18th July 2013), the BBC aired an hour long documentary titled “Meet the Landlords”. The programme attracted 2.4 million viewers as it attempted to portray a true and balanced picture of landlords and tenants clashing in the private rented sector. (PRS). Inevitably, it focused on landlords and tenants with stories that would make compelling […] View article >