Categories for Tenants

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 >

The Shocking Truth about Overloading your electrical sockets

May 23, 2016

Government statistics show that electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK. As a result, about 70 people are killed and 350,000 are seriously injured every year due to an electrical accident in the home. Over the last twenty years the number of electrical appliances typically found in a home has grown […] View article >

Houses fit for a pooch

May 12, 2016

With around 58 million pets across the country it’s no secret that the UK is a nation of pet-lovers.  People’s pets are very much a part of the family and like any member of the family, they need a bed. In honour of pampered pooches and pets thoughout the land we have pulled together a […] View article >

It’s a spooktacular property!

October 21, 2015

Potential buyers and tenants will often get a “feel” for a property when they walk through the door, but it appears that some believe that they have ended up with more than the bricks and mortar when they have purchased a property. Across the UK one in seven people believe they live in a haunted […] View article >

Do you really know who you are socialising with?

September 15, 2015

Have you posted your first tweet of the day yet? Updated your facebook status? With many people providing intimate details of their lives online there is a concern about privacy and who has access to this information. Last year a former soap star’s house was burgled after she posted a message on twitter stating that […] View article >

Spotlight on Welsh private rented sector – new laws coming

August 24, 2015

Welcome to our Spotlight on Wales. The private rented sector makes up over 14% of homes in Wales and is growing, meaning that it will soon be bigger than the social housing sector. It is a very diverse sector with a number of niches, including properties needed for students, for sharers or for households on […] View article >

5 reasons to get tenant insurance

June 19, 2015

Many tenants wrongly assume that they are protected by their landlords insurance for their belongings and liability. However, to get the right cover for your belongings and your liability for landlords’ furnishings, you will need your own tenants’ insurance policy. Here are 5 reasons why: Northwood highly recommends it We recommend that tenants take out […] View article >

Proud supporters of SAFEagent Awareness Week 2015

June 1, 2015

As Founding Members of SAFEagent, we are delighted to support the 4th annual SAFEagent Awareness Week, running from 1st to 5th June 2015. This is an industry generated and supported campaign to raise awareness of the importance of only letting through an agent who has recognised client money protection in place.  Working with agents who […] View article >

Landlords – beware of burglaries this summer

May 7, 2015

When the weather warms up people’s thoughts understandably turn to BBQs and summer holidays. What is not likely to be top of mind is the fact that the summer months are also the peak season for burglaries across the UK. Northwood Insurance Services has pulled together a quick reference guide to help you and your […] View article >

How much is your wardrobe worth?

April 7, 2015

  Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services, gives some useful information about how you can protect the cost of your wardrobe with your contents insurance policy. Most people will underestimate what they have in their wardrobe. This often leads to undervaluing the contents – which could leave you underinsured. With designer handbags and […] View article >