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How to let out your own home safely.

November 11, 2013

There are many occasions when renting out your own home (instead of selling it) makes sense: You have been re-located for work. You have met a partner who also has a property and want to move into their home. The sales market is weak and you fear that you will not achieve the market value […] View article >

Northwood Foundation raises £1600 at the NALs conference dinner

October 31, 2013

  The great and the good of the property industry paid tribute last night to the late Nick Cooper by contributing over £1600  towards the newly created Northwood Foundation. Attendees at the NAL’s annual conference dinner in London dug deep into their pockets and drew on their silent auction skills to raise funds for the […] 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 >

Safety first: Northwood supports Gas Safety Week

September 16, 2013

    Northwood is urging all landlords and tenants to be gas safe and choose their letting agent wisely, during the third annual Gas Safety Week (16 – 22 September) It can be a matter of life and death as badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon […] View article >

Eric Walker appointed as Northwood MD

September 9, 2013

It was announced today that Eric Walker has been appointed to the role of Managing Director at Northwood GB. Walker takes over the role from Nick Cooper, who died last month of pancreatic cancer, aged 50.  He was a great friend of Nick and a fellow member of the SAFEagent steering group. With more than […] View article >

Ask the Agent

August 30, 2013

Northwood’s Compliance Manager AC Forscutt answers the questions that every landlord should ask a letting agent.  1. Are you a member of an accreditation scheme such as ARLA, RICS, NALS, NAEA? Professional standards are of the utmost importance to us and we encourage all of our offices to be licensed by the National Approved Letting […] View article >

Details for the Funeral of Nick Cooper, Managing Director, Northwood

August 27, 2013

Funeral Arrangements for Nick Cooper (Managing Director of Northwood and Chairman of SAFEagent) have been confirmed for Thursday 29th August.   The Funeral is open to all who would like to attend and everyone who knew him will be warmly welcome.  It was also Nick’s wishes that flowers be sent, he loved the countryside and all […] View article >

Housing Minister pays tribute to Nick Cooper

August 27, 2013

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has paid tribute to Nick Cooper.  SAFEagent contacted Mr. Prisk to let him know of Nick’s passing, and he responded with this tribute which we are publishing with the Minister’s kind permission: “I was saddened to hear of the death of Nick Cooper, who was the inspiration for the SafeAgent campaign, […] View article >

Industry Pays Tribute to Nick Cooper

August 23, 2013

Tributes from across the lettings industry have been flooding in following the death of Northwood Managing Director, Nick Cooper, who peacefully passed away on Thursday 22 August.   Nick, aged 50, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nearly two years ago.  He sadly leaves behind a wife and two children. Nick’s career in the lettings industry spanned three decades, during which time he spent nearly […] View article >