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  • Why sell your property with Northwood | Northwood UK Estate Agents
    FAQs Why use Northwood Landlord Resources Guaranteed Rent Guaranteed Rent summary How it works Guaranteed Rent FAQs Landlord Testimonials Investors Investors guide Jargon buster Investor properties BTL Stamp Duty Calculator Our Offices About Us Careers Charitable Foundation Complaint handling procedure Company details Awards About us Why sell with Northwood These days it seems that almost every estate agent attempts to offer a unique set of services to sell your home whether it s a free valuation accompanied viewings or floor plans At Northwood we believe achieving a truly successful sale is based on so much more A Customised Approach No two sales are the same and that s why we offer a fully customisable approach for each of our customers We want to help you sell your property the best way for you and believe that our flexible sales services can do just that A unique network With over 85 offices across the country our team of over 300 local experts have an intimate knowledge of the current market conditions And because each office is owned by the local director they are as motivated as you are to achieve the best possible sale Northwood has a centralised hub of specialist departments which all offices can access and benefit from IT creating the instant uploading of property details online Marketing ensuring all properties are presented to the highest professional standard Compliance giving you peace of mind that your property is being sold properly Buy to let specialists to support investors Communication is key Communication is key especially with something as complex as selling a property So we aim to keep our customers in the loop throughout the whole process whilst continuing our commitment to a customised approach Want to be updated at every stage That s fine Happy to leave us to get on with it That s fine too A name that buyers recognise With a national network of local experts selling your property through Northwood really does allow it to stand out from the crowd Northwood national TV advertising Sky Channel 4 Distinctive For Sale boards High street offices where prospective buyers and sellers are encouraged to come in A website with over 120 000 hits per month Maximum exposure to the widest possible audience Whether it s online or offline digital or print we have it covered Online The new Northwooduk com website is state of art in allowing prospective buyers to find your property quickly efficiently Property details load instantly Over 120 000 visits to the site each month 11 pages viewed every minute of every day 3 000 Twitter followers Your property will also be advertised on a variety of property sites In the wider world Prominent High Street office window displays Newspaper advertising Email and SMS marketing alerts Striking For Sale boards A company with integrity The Northwood group operates under strict codes of practice and we have proudly been a voluntary member of various industry bodies for many years All our offices work closely

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  • Testimonials from our Vendors | Northwood UK Estate Agents
    Miles Search Search Min Price Max Price Any Region East East Midlands North East North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Guaranteed rent Min Beds Studio 1 2 3 4 5 6 no min Max Beds Studio 1 2 3 4 5 6 no max Property Type Bungalows Detached Flat House House Share Semi Detached Search Toggle navigation Buying Step by step guide to buying Buy to Let properties Buyers FAQs FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Conveyancing Stamp Duty Calculator Selling Step by step guide to selling Why sell with Northwood Vendor testimonials FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Vendor FAQs Conveyancing Renting Step by step guide to renting Tenant insurance Tenant FAQs Tenant resources Landlords Lettings service options Step by step guide to letting Landlord insurance Northwood Legal Services Landlord testimonials FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Landlord FAQs Why use Northwood Landlord Resources Guaranteed Rent Guaranteed Rent summary How it works Guaranteed Rent FAQs Landlord Testimonials Investors Investors guide Jargon buster Investor properties BTL Stamp Duty Calculator Our Offices About Us Careers Charitable Foundation Complaint handling procedure Company details Awards About us What our vendors say Click on the below video to find out why our previous customers chose Northwood when selling their property We are proud to say that as a company we recently won four Customer Service AllAgents awards the Tripadvisor of the lettings industry which are based on genuine reviews left by customers Get in touch today for a FREE market appraisal on how much your property is worth Find out more What our vendors say Step by step guide to selling Vendor FAQs Why sell with Northwood Northwood 7 Paris Street uk Devon EX1 2JB t 01392435130 Contact your local branch Find your closest branch Office finder select Aberdeen Banbury Barnstaple Basildon Basingstoke Bedford Beverley and Hull Birmingham Bolton

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  • Frequently asked questions about selling a property | Northwood UK Estate Agents
    Remove grease limescale and mildew and make the mirrors sparkle Do the washing up and put the laundry away Clean the toilet ensuring the lid is down Fresh towels are a welcome addition In summer fresh air is important Open the windows particularly if you smoke or have pets In winter turn on the heating give a feeling of cosiness in cold weather If you can light a fire to give a warm welcoming feeling Pleasant smells attract unpleasant smells repel Remove the source of bad odours ensure sheets and towels are fresh pet bedding is washed and bins are emptied Try spray polish to give your home that cared for appeal brew some fresh coffee or place a few drops of vanilla essence on a baking tray in a warm oven to create a baking smell Avoid air fresheners they are synthetic and often overpowering If you have dogs take them out of the house many viewers are afraid of them Make sure the function of each room is clearly defined If you use your smallest bedroom as an office place a single bed in there instead to show how the room could be used by a young family Furnish your second reception room with a dining table and chairs to make it obvious to potential buyers Don t crowd viewers They have come to see the house and will want space to take it in Make them feel welcome turn off the TV have relevant paperwork to hand such as the Northwood property particulars guarantees and information on local schools and amenities Answer any questions in a simple and straightforward manner Sometimes the less said the better Imagine you are coming to view your house as a prospective buyer How does it shape up Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate EPC It is a legal requirement for most properties to have an EPC if they are to be marketed for sale An EPC contains information about a property s energy use typical energy costs and recommendations on how to reduce energy use to save money An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A most efficient to G least efficient but there is no grading that constitutes a pass or a fail We can give you advice on whether your property needs an EPC and if so we can arrange for one to be created on your behalf An EPC is valid for 10 years from the date that it is produced Who should conduct the viewings It is highly recommended that an estate agent shows prospective buyers around your property not least for your convenience When we show buyers around your house we have already established their individual requirements and so we know which of your property s unique selling features to focus on that will appeal to them most Buyers are generally more at ease when viewing with an agent and are therefore more likely to provide immediate and honest feedback We are

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  • A step by step guide to renting a property | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    you consider how much the deposit is and any agent fees that may apply In parts of the UK the agent must advertise their fees on their website be able to provide you with a breakdown if you ask Fees are not chargeable in Scotland At this stage you will normally be asked to pay an administration fee holding deposit or something similar The referencing process then begins and as a minimum will include References from your current landlord and employer Credit checks Providing identification of who you are In some circumstances you may be asked to provide a guarantor The same reference checks are then carried out for your guarantor as were done for you We will then inform you if your application has been successful A tenancy agreement is then drawn up which details all of the legal and contractual obligations that both you and your landlord must adhere to It is important that you are familiar with the agreement before you sign it so make sure that you ask for a draft agreement when your application is accepted The security deposit and the first rental payment is then taken It is a legal requirement that the tenancy deposit is registered with a Government approved deposit scheme after it has been paid Northwood have produced a Tenant guide to tenancy deposit protection which explains in simple terms what is required Before you can move in you must pay the balance of any monies owed such as the first months rent the deposit and any outstanding fees Before you move in Northwood or the Landlord will have had an inventory prepared This document describes the condition of the property and anything left behind by the landlord The inventory is used when you leave the property to ensure that the condition that you leave it in can be fairly assessed against any deposit deductions that may come up Insurance your landlord is responsible for insuring the building and their possessions but you may want to take out your own contents insurance You can get specialist Tenant insurance from Northwood Insurance Services Both you and your landlord have responsibilities while you are living in the property As the tenant you are expected to Pay the rent on time Pay the council tax Pay all the utility bills and the TV licence unless otherwise agreed Do general household and garden maintenance Dispose of all rubbish Clean the windows Carry out basic maintenance such as replacing light bulbs Keep the property secure at all times Advise of any repairs or maintenance needed as soon as it arises Ventilate property Not create unnecessary noise for neighbours We have produced a Maintenance guide containing the details of who is responsible for some of the common maintenance issues that may arise during a tenancy In return you should be able to expect to Live in the property undisturbed Be given 24 hours notice if access to the property is required Have the landlord maintain the property

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  • Tenant Insurance, Renting a property | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    Complaint handling procedure Company details Awards About us Tenant insurance Protect your own possessions and your liability to your landlord with competitive home insurance designed specifically for Northwood tenants Moving into a new property We know it s often an exciting time with lots to organise and do Northwood Insurance Services can help reassure you that you are covered if the unexpected happens to your landlord s property We can also as an optional extra cover your own contents which will not typically be covered by your landlord s insurance policy T 01905 888 275 E insurance northwooduk com Why use Northwood Insurance Services Tenant Liability Insurance Covers you against accidental damage to your landlord s property fixtures and fittings such as windows cooker hobs carpets subject to a policy limit of 2 500 Flexible insurance You can choose to purchase tenant s liability insurance for either 6 9 or 12 months to suit the length of your tenancy agreement A facility to pay by instalments is available subject to variable APR calculated on application Optional cover is available to further protect your home contents against the unforeseen For theft fire flood and other types of damage to your personal possessions at home or worldwide when you re travelling For technology phones tablets and laptops and sports equipment including bicycles For the cost to replace all the clothes in your wardrobe as well as your furniture and other home contents following an insured event Other cover available includes Up to 1000 for downloads to cover the cost of replacing non recoverable music film or electronic data legally downloaded Freezer contents up to 500 if your frozen food is ruined by a breakdown or power cut and the freezer is less than 10 years old Replacement locks up to 500 if

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  • Frequently asked questions about renting a property | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    may affect the potential payment of rent should be notified to the relevant office straight away You may be charged a fee for late payment of rent details of the exact charges that apply can be found on the fees page for the relevant office and in the fee guide you were given at the beginning of the tenancy What happens to my deposit after I move out At the checkout the property and its contents will be assessed and compared to the initial inventory and subsequent inspection reports The expectation is that the property is left in the same condition in which it was let to you allowing for Fair wear and tear Within 10 working days of the tenancy ending any deductions from the tenancy deposit should be agreed The formalities of how and when the deposit is returned will depend on the provider that protects the deposit You can refer to the Tenant guide to tenancy deposit protection for more information What happens to my rent payments at the end of the tenancy You must notify your bank to cancel the standing order we can t do this for you Find out more Refer a friend Step by step guide to renting Tenant FAQs Tenant resources Tenant insurance Northwood Warminster Office Tenant Fees When you decide to rent a home you need to budget not just for the monthly rent and household bills but also the initial costs Your agent will normally ask you to pay a deposit and an administration charge in addition to the first months rent A full breakdown of our fees can be found further down this page All fees include VAT where applicable Holding deposit Reservation When you find a property that you like the agent may ask you to pay a holding deposit or reservation in order to process your application The amount of this payment will form part of the total deposit if your application is successful This payment may not be refunded to you if you decide not to progress with the tenancy application depending on the time that has passed between you submitting your application and withdrawal It will be returned to you in the event the landlord is unable to proceed When the tenancy starts you will be asked to pay the balance of the deposit less any holding deposit or reservation paid already The value of the deposit may vary depending on your personal circumstances but will be equal to at least one month s rent This payment must be in cleared funds to enable the tenancy to commence Should you not proceed with the tenancy we reserve the right to retain your holding deposit or reservation to meet any reasonable costs or loss of rent whilst the property was withdrawn from the market This may apply whether you withdraw from the tenancy or are unable to proceed due to adverse references A deposit is a sum of money taken to be held as security for

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  • Tenant Resources, Renting a property | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    min Max Beds Studio 1 2 3 4 5 6 no max Property Type Bungalows Detached Flat House House Share Semi Detached Search Toggle navigation Buying Step by step guide to buying Buy to Let properties Buyers FAQs FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Conveyancing Stamp Duty Calculator Selling Step by step guide to selling Why sell with Northwood Vendor testimonials FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Vendor FAQs Conveyancing Renting Step by step guide to renting Tenant insurance Tenant FAQs Tenant resources Landlords Lettings service options Step by step guide to letting Landlord insurance Northwood Legal Services Landlord testimonials FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Landlord FAQs Why use Northwood Landlord Resources Guaranteed Rent Guaranteed Rent summary How it works Guaranteed Rent FAQs Landlord Testimonials Investors Investors guide Jargon buster Investor properties BTL Stamp Duty Calculator Our Offices About Us Careers Charitable Foundation Complaint handling procedure Company details Awards About us Tenant resources Payments Click on the image below to access our Payment Gateway This is where you can make rent payments Tenant Guide and Reference booklet This document gives you important information about your tenancy and helps to answer any questions you may have If you have any have any further questions please get in contact with your local office Tenant Wear and Tear Guide The aim of this guide is to provide guidance on areas that are your responsibility both during the tenancy and when you move out You can download the guide below Tenancy deposit protection Tenant guide This guide explains what tenancy deposit protection is and provides guidance on safeguarding your deposit You can download the guide below Maintenance responsibilities checklist This is a checklist to show you who is responsible for maintenance issues You can download the guide below Find out more Refer a friend Step by step guide to renting Tenant FAQs

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  • Letting Services and Property Management for Landlords | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    many rewards responsibilities and risk Selecting the right letting service for you and your property is all about finding the right balance of all three factors Our Guaranteed Rent service best suits those looking for the financial stability of a fixed income with no involvement while at the other end of the spectrum the Tenant Find service is perfect for a landlord who is comfortable with taking on a much greater level of responsibility In total we offer four letting services options Guaranteed Rent Service Our Guaranteed Rent service offers landlords the benefit of a guaranteed fixed income on their property regardless of whether or not it is let or the tenant stops paying It s the perfect let and forget solution for busy landlords Fully Managed Landlord Service The Fully Managed Service is suitable for landlords who have limited time to manage their property We look after every aspect of the tenancy just as we would with the Guaranteed Rent service but the key difference is that we do not provide guaranteed rental payments How it works We charge a set up fee for finding the tenant assisting you with property preparations interviewing tenants drawing up the necessary agreements and preparing the inventory We then charge a monthly commission for managing all tenant enquiries undertaking regular maintenance service and rent collection At the end of the tenancy we will also help with check out Rent Collection Landlord Service The Rent Collection service suits a landlord who has the time and energy to deal with tenants and their requests but would like support with some of the financial and administrative duties How it works We charge a set up for finding the tenant assisting you with property preparations interviewing tenants drawing up the necessary agreements and preparing the inventory Since

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