Categories for Landlord

5 tips on keeping your property secure this summer

July 19, 2016

Based on the weather of the last few days it’s time (perhaps temporarily) to celebrate the arrival of the Great British Summer. Unfortunately, as the temperatures are set to increase, so is the likelihood of a burglary. The warmer weather encourages us to leave our windows open and doors unlocked whilst we sit in the […] 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 >

Long eviction times causing landlords stress

July 4, 2016

There has been some alarming press coverage recently suggesting that County Court bailiffs, along with the courts themselves, can take up to 45 weeks to evict a tenant. According to Ministry of Justice figures, the statistics are based on possession claims for the first quarter on 2016. Clearly, these long time-frames to regain possession of […] View article >

Breaking records for the Northwood Charitable Foundation

June 29, 2016

The Northwood Charitable Foundation was set up in 2013 after the tragic loss the Managing Director Nick Cooper, to pancreatic cancer. Over the last few years, the Foundation has raised funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund charity by doing  cycle rides, running marathons and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! For the next fundraising event, Greg […] View article >

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

June 24, 2016

If you’re looking for a slightly different kind of property investment, you could do worse than the typical British beach hut! A relic left over from the Victorian era, they are as much a part of a visit to the seaside as ice-cream, donkey rides and of course, the odd rain shower.  Popularity seems to […] View article >

Top tips on decorating your BTL property

June 22, 2016

The first thing to remember when decorating a buy to let property, is that you are not going to be living there. It can be difficult to put your own likes and dislikes to one side, but in this case, practicality must win out. Think instead about who you want to rent the property to, […] View article >

Are intergenerational mortgages the way forward?

June 15, 2016

It’s already difficult for young people to get a foot on the property ladder and with the average UK house price expected to exceed £450,000 by 2030, the chance of owning their own home isnt likely to improve any time soon. Mortgage lenders, however are trying to address this problem with a new ‘intergenerational mortgage’. […] View article >

New surveys highlight landlord “stress points”

June 14, 2016

Two new surveys have highlighted landlord stress points, re-enforcing how lettings agents can assist in reducing landlord anxiety. According to a new report, Right to Rent is causing landlords extra stress and worry, especially in areas of the U.K. with a higher than average percentage of immigrants. Research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows […] View article >