The Life Cycle of a Landlord

August 29, 2014

In our experience, being a residential BTL (buy to let) landlord has a fairly simple life-cycle of 4 distinct stages. 1.  Acquisition The acquisition stage is where the landlord is building their property portfolio.  It is important to build a sustainable business with strong foundations that focuses on cash flow, rather than capital growth. Finding […] View article >

Why House Price statistics are so confusing

August 29, 2014

House prices are just about static as the alleged slowdown increases according to Hometrack – but this claim contradicted by the Nationwide. How can this be? Hometrack reports says prices rose just 0.1 per cent for the second month running with London virtually flat-lining with just 11% of London postcodes showing month on month price […] View article >

Help us to raise £20,000 for The Pancreatic Research Fund!

August 26, 2014

Our intrepid team comprising Gemma Goodson, CEO; Nick Harris, Operations Director South; Stephen Summerhayes, Local Director Norwich; Stuart Calvert, Local Director Southampton and Jack Honeyfield, Administrator Bristol are taking on the challenge of their lives for an immense cause for which the Northwood Charitable Foundation was created. They are aiming to climb 19,341 ft to the […] View article >

Buying a tenanted property

August 21, 2014

When considering your next investment property acquisition, it’s worth considering buying a property with tenants in situ. There are many advantages to this: 1.  You wont have any voids upfront whilst finding a tenant which can sometimes equate to several months of lost rent 2. You will know, without any doubt, the rental income being […] View article >

On-line Estate Agents; will they succeed?

August 11, 2014

Does the rise of the internet estate agents really threaten traditional high street firms? The simple answer is NO, it just changes the way we do things. I have heard the foretelling of the demise the High Street agent for years and whilst the business has changed to meet this challenge, many agents are expanding […] View article >