Categories for Tenants

Home ownership difficult around the world

November 28, 2016

It’s no secret that it’s getting increasingly difficult for the younger generation to get onto the property ladder. What is perhaps a little less known though, is that it’s not just a UK issue. Across the globe  young people in many developed countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand are also struggling to become […] View article >

Tenants don’t burn your bridges on bonfire night

November 4, 2016

Love it or loathe it, Bonfire night is almost upon us! Before you wrap up and head into the garden to set off a firework display of your own, if you are a tenant, you’ll need to check a couple of things first. Be mindful of your tenancy agreement Many tenancy agreements prohibit any kind […] View article >

We’re helping support the fight for a Gas Safety nation

September 22, 2016

Here at Northwood the health and wellbeing of our tenants, landlords  and indeed all of our customers is a real priority so we are proud to once again be supporting the Gas Safety Week. Jonathan Samuel, managing director for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to have the support of Northwood this Gas Safety Week. […] View article >

Renting with confidence

August 30, 2016

Planning to move into a rented property can be confusing, especially if you’ve not had to do it before. There will be even more to think about if you are leaving one rented property and moving into to another. There are utilities to change and the check-out process to go through, not to mention ensuring […] View article >

Top Tips for an awesome housewarming BBQ

July 27, 2016

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, a housewarming party is a must! This time of year, why not  have a housewarming BBQ? Great fun for the kids and adults alike, relaxed and informal, and everyone loves BBQ food! Easily tailored to reflect your personality and best of all, lots of the preparations can […] View article >

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 >

A tenant guide to renting a property

July 4, 2016

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but there is also much to think about and become familiar with! It will take time to get to know your new local area and your new home, however if you are a tenant then you also need to know what is expected of you and […] 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 >

Making your rental property a home (and keeping your deposit)

June 28, 2016

So you’ve signed all the paperwork, picked up the keys and have moved in, but it still doesn’t really feel like yours. Don’t worry, just because it’s rented, it doesn’t mean you can’t put your own stamp on it. Here are some clever ideas on how to make your rental a home, without losing your […] 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 >