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Homemade Christmas Hampers

December 12, 2017

Hampers are a great Christmas gift and a brilliant way to present some tasty treats and other gifts on the big day. The problem is that pre-packed ones can often be expensive and generally contain at least a few items no one really wants. The good news is that, with just a little effort, you […] View article >

How to Maintain Your Christmas Tree

December 11, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree. The smell that greets you every time you pass near the tree evokes fond festive memories. If you’re opting for a natural tree this year, one thing you’ll need to spend some thought on is how you are going to keep your tree well maintained. What you […] View article >

Preparing Your Home for Winter

November 30, 2017

The clocks have gone back and the days are getting shorter. Winter is here. Preparing your home for the colder months between November and the end of February is important if you want to avoid any potential problems. Here’s our quick guide to what you should be doing right now. Boiler Service This is the […] 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 >

Energy Saving Tips

November 27, 2017

With nights starting to draw in and autumn and winter just around the corner, we’re all faced with the perennial problem of trying to save money on those troublesome energy bills. The good news is there’s plenty you can do right now to cut down energy usage and reduce the amount you pay, particularly over […] View article >

Is the Dining Table Obsolete?

November 21, 2017

There is no doubt that many of us live a fast-paced life. It’s more usual than not to find both parents working and often on different shifts. There are plenty of distractions that take up our time and energy outside of work. Sometimes we’re so busy getting things done, we forget about the good things […] View article >

Scotland: Important update for landlords

November 16, 2017

We are sure most landlords in Scotland will be aware that the biggest change to the lettings sector is almost upon us. In this blog, we explain the most significant changes. The effect of failing to comply with this new legislation is onerous, so please do not hesitate to contact us to see how we can help […] 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 >

Time Saving Tips When Moving Home

November 14, 2017

There is no doubt that moving home can be a hectic and a stressful experience. Most of us want to get through the entire process as quickly as possible, without breaking anything, falling out with loved ones and avoiding major mishaps. As with most things in life, good planning goes a long way to making […] View article >

Making the Most of Your Conservatory This Winter

November 9, 2017

Conservatories are great places to sit and relax during the summer months but we tend to use them much less once the colder winter nights start to draw in. With so much glass and little in the way of good insulation, your average conservatory can become a no-go area once the temperature drops a little. […] View article >