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Choosing your First Buy to Let Property

July 16, 2018

While buy to let has had to contend with a few tax changes over the last couple of years or so, it still represents a good opportunity for those looking to invest. It still has the potential to provide a good return – you get the income from the rental of the property as well […] View article >

Government issue new “How to … ” Guides

July 2, 2018

The Government recently issued a new set of “How to … ” Guides, including a new version of the “How to Rent” booklet. The guides are designed to let renters and leaseholders know their rights, and are part of the Government’s drive to improve standards in the private rented sector. The most important of these, […] View article >

7 Home Improvements to Help Sell your Home

June 26, 2018

If you’re looking to sell your home, undertaking some simple improvements can make a big difference to how people view the property. Buying a home is such a big investment, it’s understandable there are things that can put potential buyers off. Topping this list of easily rectified items are things like; mould in the bathroom […] View article >

Government announces review of selective licensing

June 25, 2018

The Government recently made a surprise announcement that it was going to undertake a review of selective licensing. What is selective licensing? Selective licensing is where the whole or part(s) of a borough are subject to a designation under the Housing Act 2004. The designation makes it compulsory for all private rented accommodation in that area […] View article >

Scents That Can Help To Sell Your Property

June 15, 2018

We tend to look at a more obvious sense when it comes to selling a property. What you see is what you get. That’s why we often spend a lot of time in getting our homes looking perfect prior to a viewing. There are plenty of estate agents, however, who believe that the smell of […] View article >

9 Summer Home Trends

June 13, 2018

Summer is a great time to have tidy up, declutter all the rooms and get the home spick and span for the approaching warmer months. It’s also a good moment to look at refreshing certain areas of your home. In this article we take a look at what’s hot in the stores at the moment […] View article >

Delicious Modern Wall Art

June 1, 2018

Having a strong focal point for a room can be a great way to introduce character and style to your home. There’s some delicious modern wall art this season, that doesn’t require a mansion to hang it in or an overdraft to pay for it. You can go the whole hog with a magnificent full […] View article >

Northwood supports “SAFEagent Awareness Week” 2018

May 22, 2018

Following on from our blog about mandatory client money protection being introduced for agents, Northwood is pleased, once again, to lend its support to “SAFEagent Awareness Week” 2018, which is taking place all this week across social media. SAFEagent is the campaign that encourages consumers – tenants and landlords – to only let through an […] View article >

Time for a New Look Kitchen

May 21, 2018

There’s one place in the home that is subject to harsh heat and hard use, the kitchen. Often the hub of the home, where culinary magic occurs and where people tend to congregate and talk about the day. Because it’s so well used, your kitchen can start to look a little jaded after a while. […] View article >

Northwood welcomes mandatory Client Money Protection

May 15, 2018

Last week the Government instigated regulations that, if passed by parliament, will require all agents managing lettings in England to belong to an approved client money protection scheme by 1 April 2019. Northwood welcomed this news as we have been a long-timer campaigner for mandatory client money protection, being a founding member of the SAFEagent […] View article >