Categories for Guaranteed Rent

Evicting a tenant – the long road that no landlord needs to tread

July 19, 2018

When first time landlords start out in property, there are two things that they fear the most: 1.  The tenant will not pay the rent. 2.  The tenant will damage the property. Unfortunately, even experienced landlords find that this is the case, and very often the two come in tandem! A new report has found […] 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 >

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 >

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 >

Expat landlords investing in UK property

September 12, 2017

The fall in the value of the pound against the Euro is making the U.K. property market increasingly attractive to expats. The pound has dropped by almost 15% against the euro over the past year and means that buy-to-let investors based abroad now get more for their money when buying property in Britain. The Skipton […] View article >

Buying an investment property outside of your local area

August 14, 2017

With higher prices and lower yields, it stands to reason that many seasoned landlords and new landlords are looking beyond London and the south east to buy investment property. Prices are generally lower, yields tend to be higher, and, with lower prices, the 3% stamp duty surcharge has far less impact. Buying a less expensive […] View article >

Why rental demand is set to continue

June 28, 2017

With such economic turmoil – not to mention Brexit – on the horizon, landlords could rightly be concerned about the sustainability of rental demand across the U.K. However, at Northwood, we are confident that rental demand will continue, despite these issues. The first thing to remember is that we are a small island and many […] View article >