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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 >

Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent service endorsed by leading industry expert

March 17, 2014

It’s always gratifying when our landlords give our Guaranteed Rent service great reviews, but it’s also very much appreciated when industry leaders endorse our efforts. Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, is one of the U.K.’s leading authorities on tenant and landlord issues, speaks at property events all over the U.K., and  is regularly called […] View article >

Northwood respond to landlord issues in the media headlines.

March 4, 2014

Over the last ten days or so, landlord and tenant issues have been in the media spotlight. Our very own Stuart Williams, of Northwood Dulwich, was approached by Channel 4 to appear in an item about Government plans to speed up the eviction process.  He is pictured below visiting a flat with the camera crew, […] View article >

Northwood – not just for lettings!

February 21, 2014

Here at Northwood, we are famous for our lettings and Guaranteed Rent services. But we also deal in property sales. . .   For some of our offices sales has always been a crucial part of our business, but as lettings experts we also operate as the “buy-to-let” brokers for landlords looking to sell their […] View article >

Flooding of property – from a landlord perspective

February 13, 2014

As the flooding continues to spread across the country, more and more properties are becoming unfit for habitation*, causing problems for both landlords and tenants alike. Here are some tips for you to share with your tenants to help them during this difficult period: 1.  Move all costly possessions, rugs, valuable documents, and electrical items, […] View article >

Guaranteed Rent – explained in 2 minutes!

February 3, 2014

At Northwood, we like to keep things simple. We are also mindful that landlords are very busy people, and are looking for quick and easy solutions to their problems. That is why we offer our market-leading Guaranteed Rent service, which was designed for landlords who simply want to “let and forget”. So our latest video […] View article >

Choosing to self-manage or use a lettings agent

January 24, 2014

When becoming a landlord, there is an important choice to make right at the start of your property career. Are you going to self-manage or employ the services of a lettings agent? The answer is as individual as you are. Much depends on your personal situation such as how much time you can commit to […] View article >

Northwood Guaranteed Rent is back on TV!

January 15, 2014

It’s exciting times at Northwood as our new Guaranteed Rent advertisement will be broadcast on Channel 4 and More4 tonight! It seems that our timing could not be better too. Only yesterday, research suggested that 67,000 tenants in England were in “severe” arrears.  Tenants more than two months behind in their rental payments rose 3.4% […] View article >

Landlords often learn the hard way.

January 10, 2014

A testimonial received today for our Bromley office served to remind us that novice landlords often have a steep – and expensive – learning curve! Landlord Michelle posted: “I came to Northwood letting after having a terrible time with a previous agency. As I have a mortgage I was looking for guaranteed rent – something […] View article >