Overseas Landlord? What the new Capital Gains Tax rules mean for you

April 29, 2015

Recent changes in the rules of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) regarding non-residents means it would be beneficial to have your property valued. In this guest blog by Michael Wright, Director of Rita4Rent, he covers: The change in capital gains tax rules explained The methods of working out a capital gain for non-residents Where it could […] View article >

Latest landlord research provides insights into key trends.

April 27, 2015

The most recent gauge of landlords’ views on the current state of play in the  rental market and key trends has recently been released by Paragon. Here are some highlights: >The total number of buy-to-let loans in December 2014 was 18% up on December 2013, at 17,300 >45% of landlords surveyed expect tenant demand to […] View article >

The Northwood marathon team did it!

April 27, 2015

The Northwood network couldn’t be prouder  after three of our fittest completed the London marathon on Sunday. Barry Ireland, David Vann and Kerry Draper ran in memory of our former Managing Director Nick Cooper who died from pancreatic cancer  in 2013, aged 50. Barry and David ran around the course together and proudly crossed the […] View article >

Northwood’s fittest put their best foot forward

April 21, 2015

On Sunday morning three of Northwood’s fittest will be pounding the streets of London for 26 miles raising money in the bid to help beat pancreatic cancer. The team are competing in the London Marathon in memory of our former Managing Director Nick Cooper who died from the disease in 2013 aged 50. Barry Ireland, […] View article >

“Accidental” landlords should consider professional support

April 13, 2015

Research from the National Landlords’ Association shows that 24 per cent of U.K. landlords – approximately 360,000 – came into the market accidentally or unintentionally. The survey asked landlords why they first entered the buy to let market: 11% entered by chance, for example through inheriting property; 5% acquired an extra property, for example when […] View article >

5 reasons why you should have landlord insurance

April 9, 2015

Landlord insurance might not be a legal requirement, but it is a sensible step to take to safeguard you and your property against unforeseen events. The right type of insurance can mean that you are adequately protected should a claim occur. Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services lists 5 “what if” scenarios where […] View article >

How much is your wardrobe worth?

April 7, 2015

  Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services, gives some useful information about how you can protect the cost of your wardrobe with your contents insurance policy. Most people will underestimate what they have in their wardrobe. This often leads to undervaluing the contents – which could leave you underinsured. With designer handbags and […] View article >

Selling? Have a pet? Things you need to know

April 7, 2015

  Denise Watson co-owner of Northwood Wokingham explains why if you are looking to sell and have a pet there are a number of things you need to consider: Pets and people can be a prickly subject. So before I start I have to clarify that I have pets and apparently 46% of the UK […] View article >

Lettings Industry & the consumer – Facts & Fiction

April 1, 2015

This week I managed to irritate the MP for Walthamstow via Twitter following a comment she made on a television program. I didn’t intend to do so, but sometimes you need to make a point. Specifically, Ms Creasey MP suggested agents charged as much as £4000 in tenant fees. It’s not the first time such […] View article >