Categories for Tenants

General Election – Our view on housing policies

March 6, 2015

As we near the General Election many colleagues and customers have asked about the impact of various     parties policies may have upon the private rented sector. There is no easy answer especially with the outcome of polling day being so uncertain. It looks unlikely any party will have the majority required under first past the […] View article >

Tenant Insurance – how much cover do I really need?

March 6, 2015

Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services, gives some helpful tips on how you can protect your belongings with a tenants’ contents insurance policy. When it comes to tenants contents insurance it isn’t just a case of click and buy, your insurer will ask how much cover you actually want. If you tally up […] View article >

How to avoid an insurance claim this Christmas

December 8, 2014

Chris Bishop, Client Executive at Northwood Insurance Services, gives some useful tips on how you and your tenants can have a safe, happy and claim-free Christmas  this year. As you gear up for the festive season, thoughts are rightly on parties, presents and good food. However, while Christmas day is usually a day of celebration, […] View article >

How SAFEagent is making a difference

November 24, 2014

In 2011, Northwood joined with some other like-minded agents to try and make a difference to consumers in acting as a signpost towards properly regulated Letting Agents. From the initial small group, SAFEagent has grown with over 3000 members. As a result of our latest campaign, it appears as if Housing Minister (Brandon Lewis MP) […] View article >

Guest blog: Paul Shamplina on “retaliatory eviction” legislation

October 29, 2014

GUEST BLOG Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action On Monday I attended Parliament to give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for The Private Rental Sector before cross party MPS.  I was there to offer my views and experience of landlords Serving Section 21 Notices in retaliation to tenants requesting repairs to be carried […] View article >

ALL Letting Agents MUST Join Redress scheme by 1st October

September 16, 2014

From 1 October 2014 anyone carrying out “lettings agency work” operating in England or Wales must belong to a government authorised redress scheme or face a fine of up to £5000.00. Any lettings agent, relocation agent, or property management agent not already a member of a scheme now has just two weeks to comply. For […] View article >