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Northwood welcomes new measures to regulate the lettings industry

November 19, 2013

New measures that give tenants, landlords and leaseholders additional confidence in working with letting and managing agents and that strengthen the private rented sector were set out today (19 November 2013). Compulsory redress schemes for these agents will ensure agents can be investigated where they have not been clear about fees or other issues, and […] View article >

“New” landlords on the rise

October 24, 2013

New data from Paragon Mortgages, suggests that there is strong growth in the number of new BTL landlords entering the market. The proportion of all buy-to-let cases from first-time landlords was 27% in the third quarter, up sharply compared with 22% on the previous quarter. It comes as no surprise that the growth in first-time […] View article >

BBC documentary “Meet the Landlords” highlights the need for Guaranteed Rent

July 24, 2013

Last Thursday, (18th July 2013), the BBC aired an hour long documentary titled “Meet the Landlords”. The programme attracted 2.4 million viewers as it attempted to portray a true and balanced picture of landlords and tenants clashing in the private rented sector. (PRS). Inevitably, it focused on landlords and tenants with stories that would make compelling […] View article >