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What level of Landlord insurance do you need?

February 2, 2012

Landlords who are renting out their former home should always upgrade from their standard home insurance or they could find that their policy is voided.  Whilst many Landlords may think that finding the right Landlord insurance policy is complicated and confusing, we have compiled a checklist that should help you to make an informed choice about what level […] View article >

Northwood supports SAFEagent

December 19, 2011

Northwood is proud to be a founder firm of SAFEagent & urges both Landlords and tenants alike to search out agents that are registered with  SAFEagent in order to ensure their money is protected.   SAFEagent – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – denotes firms that protect landlords and tenants money through Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes. It is recognised by […] View article >

Will we become a nation of renters?

December 13, 2011

The world of property buying and renting has changed dramatically in the last 6 years. According to a report by Communities  & Local Government’s English Housing the number of households living in rental accommodation has grown by 1 million in the 4 years  from 2.4 million in 2005/06  to 3.4 million in 2009/10. Halifax estimate that […] View article >

Will it snow? Is your property ready for the blasts of winter?

December 1, 2011

Last year’s severe winter wreaked havoc for houses across the country. The estimated bill for burst pipes alone was estimated at £75m a week over the worst of the winter blast. Regardless of whether you choose to believe the various forecasts for this winter based on our mild temperatures to date, it is always good practise to ensure your […] View article >

Rentals Booming but Rent Arrears and Tenant Evictions Up

October 26, 2011

With demand for rented accommodation soaring, Landlords could be forgiven for thinking that their annual rental income is increasing at the same rate. Unfortunately however, the number of tenants falling into rent arrears is rising sharply according to the charity National Debtline. They have experienced an 84% increase in the number of people seeking help with […] View article >