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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 >

Northwood Guaranteed Rent is back on TV!

January 15, 2014

It’s exciting times at Northwood as our new Guaranteed Rent advertisement will be broadcast on Channel 4 and More4 tonight! It seems that our timing could not be better too. Only yesterday, research suggested that 67,000 tenants in England were in “severe” arrears.  Tenants more than two months behind in their rental payments rose 3.4% […] View article >

Landlords often learn the hard way.

January 10, 2014

A testimonial received today for our Bromley office served to remind us that novice landlords often have a steep – and expensive – learning curve! Landlord Michelle posted: “I came to Northwood letting after having a terrible time with a previous agency. As I have a mortgage I was looking for guaranteed rent – something […] View article >

5 things landlords need to be aware of in 2014.

December 18, 2013

It’s that time of the year when all the predictions for the next year start to come in! Forewarned is forearmed, so here are our Top 5 things that we think landlords need to be aware of in 2014: 1.  Interest rate rises Interest rates have remained historically low for an extended period and rising […] View article >

Reviews of Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent service

December 11, 2013

There’s nothing more gratifying to us than to receive unsolicited reviews of our Guaranteed Rent service from landlords who have enjoyed the benefits of it. Here are a selection of recent reviews (November/December 2013): “Smooth process. Always happy to help. Explanations made so they are easy to follow even for the first timer like us. […] View article >

Why our Guaranteed Rent landlords enjoy a worry-free Christmas!

December 2, 2013

Recent research undertaken by the National Landlord Association suggested that four out of ten landlords earn such slim margins from their rental income that just one missed payment by a tenant can cause serious difficulties. This is now going to be compounded by the fact that we are fast approaching the peak season of rental […] View article >

Top 5 Guaranteed Rent myths – BUSTED!

November 26, 2013

All over the social web, we see landlords talking about our Guaranteed Rent schemes and we thought we would set the record straight about some of the myths we hear. Myth 1.   They put any person in your property. False. Northwood carry the financial risk of your property whether there is a void period […] View article >

Growing concern of rental arrears for accidental landlords

November 22, 2013

A recent survey by Northwood has revealed accidental landlords in the South West have experienced more tenant arrears in the last three years than landlords anywhere else in the UK. Our study reveals the three hotspots for tenant arrears for accidental landlords are the  South West [45%], South East [36%] and the North East [33%]. […] View article >