Categories for Landlord

How to be a good landlord

April 30, 2018

Unless you have been living on the moon lately, you cannot fail to have noticed all the anti-landlord sentiment that is around in the media! Landlords, along with estate agents and bankers, seem to have become Public Enemy No. 1. This is no doubt down to the minority of landlords – the rogues – who […] View article >

House vs. flat – which is best for investment?

April 6, 2018

When a property investor is starting out, one of the first things they will probably consider is whether to buy a house or a flat/apartment. This seems a logical place to start, but, in reality, it would be prudent to ask a different question before deciding the type of property to invest in. That question […] View article >

Guaranteed Rent – Landlord Case Study

February 27, 2018

For today’s blog, we are presenting a case study of a novice landlord and why they chose our market-leading Guaranteed Rent service. We spoke to Carol Murphy about her first BTL property. 1.  How did you become involved in Buy to Let? I inherited my childhood home when my dad died.  It is a 3 […] View article >

Changes to the private rented sector in Scotland

February 8, 2018

It is interesting to see how the private rental sectors in both Wales and Scotland are becoming increasingly devolved from England. Landlords across the UK already have to be aware of over 160 Government statues and regulations for rental property, and now differing legislation, depending on where your properties are, is being added into the […] View article >

Struggling to sell a property? There is another option …

January 29, 2018

A new league table produced by the HomeOwners Alliance showing how long it takes homes to sell on average in different postcodes across England and Wales suggests the average time for a property to go under offer is 61 days. However, the longest postcode they investigated had an average time of 108 days before going under […] View article >

2018 – Forewarned is forearmed for landlords!

January 2, 2018

Forewarned will be forearmed for landlords in 2018. There will be undoubtedly increasing regulation coming into force, as well as other factors that landlords should be aware of. Energy efficiency From April 1st, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will come into effect for properties in the private rented sector.  This will make it illegal to […] View article >

Landlord and tenant tips for a Happy Christmas

November 29, 2017

The festive season is fast approaching, and with it comes cold weather! At Northwood, we recommend that all landlords prepare their rental properties for the winter season and also ensure that their tenants have everything they need to enjoy safe and warm festivities. We have produced this infographic about preparing a property for winter: It’s […] View article >

Costs of running a rental property

November 15, 2017

When working out whether a property makes a viable investment or not, it’s important to understand the running costs on an annual basis. It is interesting to consider that the costs of running a property valued at £50K will be similar to the costs of running a property valued at £250K and that there will […] View article >