Categories for Landlord

Guaranteed Rent? Help! Im confused. . .

July 17, 2014

With up to 1.2m landlords in England[i], there are as many different types of landlords as there are tenants.  However, despite the common misconception that landlords often own a large portfolio of properties, in reality 78% of all landlords only own a single property[ii]. This means the majority are in no way property ‘giants’ but […] View article >

We care what our customers think of us

June 27, 2014

Here at Northwood, we are committed to being transparent in every area of our business operations. We recognise that “word of mouth” has now turned into “word of mouse”!   We welcome all reviews of our service as it helps us maintain standards across the network and better serve landlords and tenants, and buyers and […] View article >

Choosing a Professional Letting Agent

May 19, 2014

It’s not just tenants who need to beware of choosing the wrong letting agent – landlords can be vulnerable as well … With an estimated 1.4 million private landlords in the UK, [1], we believe that its vital that landlords protect both their money and their property by partnering with a professional agency.  That means an agency […] View article >

The lights are all on green for BTL investment.

May 16, 2014

Over the past week or so, it seems that media headlines have been dominated by numerous statistics and positive news about the Buy To Let sector.   Mortgage Introducer reported that the BTL sector continues to go from strength to strength: The number of Buy-to-let loans in March was 16,200, a rise of 56% compared to March […] View article >

Northwood supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014

April 30, 2014

As founding members of SAFEagent, we are proud to lend our support to SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014. Now in its third year, SAFEagent Awareness Week takes place from May 12 – 18 and is supported by a raft of regional and national initiatives to drive awareness of the importance of choosing a letting agent that […] 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 >