Selling a tenanted property and how Northwood can assist

October 27, 2017

When a landlord comes to sell a tenanted property, there is a dilemma to be faced. Should the landlord serve notice on the tenant to sell the property with “vacant possession” or should the landlord sell with the tenant in situ? Before deciding whether to sell a property with vacant possession, the landlord needs to […] View article >

Homemade Halloween Decorations

October 26, 2017

It’s almost Halloween! A chance to let your spooky side show. The leaves are falling off the trees, the nights are drawing in and it’s cool without being too cold. Halloween is one of the best celebrations of the year and something everyone can join in with. By making your own homemade Halloween decorations you […] View article >

Up-date: Financing becoming more challenging for portfolio landlords

October 25, 2017

As previously reported on the Northwood blog, the new Prudential Authority Regulations have been rolled out in two stages. The first stage, released on 1st January 2017,  dealt with “affordability calculations” and recommended that lenders increased what is known as the “stress test” rate for BTL mortgage coverage.  Lenders were advised to raise this from […] View article >

Home Decluttering Tips

October 18, 2017

It can be all too easy to collect and hang onto unused clutter. When your living room seems to have much less room, your spare room is a no-go area and your wardrobe is bursting at the seams, it may just be the right time to take a deep breath and undertake a serious declutter […] View article >

Nursery Ideas

October 12, 2017

When you’re expecting a new arrival, one of the most exciting jobs you can get on with is preparing the nursery. There are some wonderful options for beautiful furnishings and creative décor ideas around and you can find a lot of excellent ideas online. From funky wallpapers and quirky mobiles to functional storage and colourful […] View article >

SCOTLAND – Private Residential Tenancies: Commencement Date

October 4, 2017

In our guest blog solicitor Rory Cowan of BKF & Co explains the latest developments in Scotland’s evolving private rented sector. The Scottish Government, has just published the Commencement Order setting out when the new Private Residential Tenancies (PRT) will come into force. The date, which was not a particularly well-guarded secret, is 1st December 2017. […] View article >

Government plans to regulate landlords and letting agents

October 3, 2017

This week, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced far reaching plans which will affect not just lettings agents, but also landlords. As ardent campaigners for regulation, Northwood is delighted at this news. Northwood Managing Director, Eric Walker, has been part of The Lettings Industry Council & The Fair Fees forum both of which have been lobbying for this […] View article >

Moving Tips for Families with Children

October 1, 2017

There’s no doubt that moving home can be stressful. While there may be a frisson of excitement because of new opportunities over the horizon, there are also some major issues to consider. How do you get all your stuff packed up and moved safely? How are you going to make friends in your new location? […] View article >