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Pushing the pedal to beat Pancreatic Cancer

June 4, 2014

The Northwood Charitable Foundation is hitting the road to raise awareness, and funds, in support of the fight to beat pancreatic cancer. As part of our goal to raise £20,000 by 2015, we’re taking part in this year’s London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride.  Volunteering to pedal the 60 mile challenge are Northwood’s Stuart Williams, […] View article >

Choosing a Professional Letting Agent

May 19, 2014

It’s not just tenants who need to beware of choosing the wrong letting agent – landlords can be vulnerable as well … With an estimated 1.4 million private landlords in the UK, [1], we believe that its vital that landlords protect both their money and their property by partnering with a professional agency.  That means an agency […] View article >

The lights are all on green for BTL investment.

May 16, 2014

Over the past week or so, it seems that media headlines have been dominated by numerous statistics and positive news about the Buy To Let sector.   Mortgage Introducer reported that the BTL sector continues to go from strength to strength: The number of Buy-to-let loans in March was 16,200, a rise of 56% compared to March […] View article >

Northwood supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014

April 30, 2014

As founding members of SAFEagent, we are proud to lend our support to SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014. Now in its third year, SAFEagent Awareness Week takes place from May 12 – 18 and is supported by a raft of regional and national initiatives to drive awareness of the importance of choosing a letting agent that […] View article >

Announcing the launch of the Northwood Foundation

April 28, 2014

We are very  proud to announce the launch of the Northwood Foundation, set up in honour of Nick Cooper, the former Managing Director of Northwood who sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013. The Northwood Foundation, which officially launched today, is seen by all as a fitting tribute to a man who contributed […] View article >

Northwood featured in Telegraph article about rental guarantee schemes

March 25, 2014

Further to the recent demise of London Housing Solutions, a company claiming to offer “guaranteed rent”, but which went bust with over £400K of landlords’ monies, the Telegraph has reported on the pitfalls of certain rental guarantee schemes. Landlords warned of “rental guarantee” schemes The article set out to explain that things can go wrong […] View article >

Budget 2014 – housing and property market highlights.

March 19, 2014

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has just delivered the 2014 Budget. It comes at a time when new research from the National Landlord Association reveals that confidence in the UK’s financial markets has tripled over the last year amongst landlords. Just under a third of landlords rate their expectations of the UK’s financial markets as ‘good’ […] View article >

Time for Stamp Duty Tax reform? We at Northwood think so!

March 19, 2014

Today the Chancellor, George Osborne, will present his 2014 Budget to the country. There are many speculations around how the property market will be affected and which issues will be targeted by the 2014 Budget, but strangely enough, Stamp Duty is not one of them! The current regime of Stamp Duty of 1% tax on […] View article >