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  • The Landlords Guide to Letting a Property | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    and the hassle of letting out a property Northwood take full responsibility for managing the tenancy but also provide a financial guarantee that no matter whether the property is empty or the tenant stops paying the rent will still be paid each and every month Complete the guaranteed rent enquiry form for more information from your local office When it comes to letting out a property successfully first impressions really do count If you want quality tenants who will look after your property you need to present it in a clean tidy and well maintained state Undertaking just a few free or low cost jobs really can make a difference Consider completing any outstanding DIY jobs and declutter spaces as much as possible A fresh coat of paint can make a real difference to a property At Northwood we can give you expert advice on how to present your property in the best possible light using the best quality photography and creation of quality property details Initial paperwork includes notifying your mortgage lender having appropriate landlord insurance and ensuring all tax related affairs are in order A variety of legal certificates need to be obtained such as an Energy Performance Certificate EPC a Gas Safety Certificate GSC and PAT tests to name a few Your Northwood team can advise you on the legal requirements relevant to letting out your property It is important to get a comprehensive and professional inventory completed This provides a thorough record of the condition of the property and its contents something that is key for subsequent inspections and at check out We can help organise this for you depending on the level of service selected Requirements will vary between England Wales and Scotland In order to find the best tenant for your property you want the widest possible exposure to the best quality tenants By using Northwood you not only tap into a database of thousands of potential tenants but you also benefit from comprehensive marketing packages including listing on the major property websites such as Rightmove Zoopla exposure on our own Northwooduk com website appear in our prominant office windows accompanied viewings and email alerts out to tenants that fit the appropriate search criteria Once the final rental price has been agreed prospective tenants should always be thoroughly referenced credit checked and confirmation obtained that they have the right to rent in the UK A tenancy agreement is then drawn up the agreement itself needs to be fully compliant with all current regulations based on which part of the country the property is located in It is at this stage that the security deposit and the first rental payment is taken It is a legal requirement that the deposit is registered with one of the Government approved deposit schemes once the tenant has moved in Northwood have produced a Landlord s guide to tenancy deposit protection which explains in simple terms what is required It is important to ensure that all paperwork is completed

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  • Landlord Insurance | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    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 Landlord insurance We know not all tenants are perfect and that letting your property exposes you to different risks This is why it s important to make sure that your insurance covers the typical risks that may impact your rental property Northwood Insurance Services has an insurance product which is specifically for Northwood customers who own and let out residential property T 01905 887 837 E insurance northwooduk com Northwood Landlord Insurance Services offers Landlords 24 hour emergency claims hotline for you and the occupiers of your property Accidental and malicious damage cover included as standard subject to a policy excess of 350 Loss of rent cover up to a maximum period of 36 months following a major damage claim such as fire flood storms etc Theft of landlord s contents without signs of violent or forcible entry exit subject to contents cover being included This is up to a maximum limit of 2 500 and subject to 100 policy excess For customers using the Northwood Guaranteed Rent service the policy recognises Northwood as a tenant with a third party occupier Please note as with all insurance policies certain exclusions apply including Maintenance defects Gradual wear and tear Defective workmanship Tenants contents You should advise us of any change in occupancy or in the event that the property becomes unoccupied as an unoccupied premises condition will apply Contact the team for a quote on T 01905 887 837 E insurance northwooduk com If you need to make a claim please get in touch

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  • Northwood Legal Services for Landlords | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    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 Northwood Legal Services Get peace of mind with legal support from the experts Evicting a tenant can be a complicated costly and lengthy process At Northwood Legal Services we understand how frustrating and stressful these problems can be Let us help you Our in house legal team are experts in Landlord Tenant law and between them have in excess of 40 years experience of working in this area Our team are fully trained and are up to date with current legislation We are here to help landlords through every step of the eviction process ensuring that they can get on with their busy lives whilst we resolve the problem Our services include Service of notices Issuing of legal proceedings Obtaining enforcing possession orders Pursuing the outstanding debt A Fixed Fee solution We offer a fixed fee pricing structure for all undefended possession actions This means up to and including the first hearing the fee that you are initially quoted is the fee that you will pay regardless of where your property is located how long it takes to remove the tenant or how complex the process becomes The fixed fee starts from 395 00 plus VAT and disbursements For more information of our fixed fee pricing structure get in touch Legal Helpline on 01329 820420 email legal northwooduk com To initially assess your claim we will need the following Original Tenancy Agreement any renewal or extension copies of all notices served Guarantor agreement if any Arrears schedule Prices

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  • Landlord Testimonials | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    always delighted when our landlords recognise that commitment So you want to know what our landlords think of us click on the below to see what they have to say We are proud to have recently won a number of Customer Service AllAgents awards the Tripadvisor of the lettings industry based on reviews genuinely left by our past and current customers Absolutely amazing Katherine visited the property on the Wednesday to value it Tenants found and moved in within a week Charlie Landlord Northampton Northwood have been absolutely excellent I don t live in the city where my property is so for Northwood to maintain it for me and free me of the hassle has been brilliant Atif Crawley Landlord Matt and the Northwood team have been first class since my very first telephone call The service promised was the service that was delivered Thank you Northwood David Landlord Aberdeen For the last 4 years it has been hassle and stress free A Nejad Landlord Birmingham Hayley and the team at Northwood Bristol are outstanding I have let properties for 20 years and currently work with 3 agents and the service and professionalism at Northwood is way ahead the only agent I would recommend Gerard Landlord Bristol The property was let in under a week with 2 prospective sets of tenants competing The paperwork including the inventory and communication were very professional as always Ryan Landlord Leeds I have let a property through Northwood for 6 years I would thoroughly recommend them they are efficient thorough extremely helpful and quick to reply to all emails Any issues with the flat they take care of immediately and assist with maintenance in the most cost effective manner David Landlord Wokingham Northwood have managed our properties for over 7 years The level of

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  • Frequently asked questions for Landlords | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    then give you an estimate of its monthly rental value It is important to remember that if a property s rental value is over estimated it may result in an extended empty period void Get in touch to get a free rental valuation for your property Who will conduct viewings and do I need to be present There is no need for you to be present at viewings as long as you have already given us a set of keys beforehand One of our lettings team will show prospective tenants through the property and will be on hand to answer any questions We will then provide you with feedback afterwards How do I know I am getting a good tenant Finding a quality tenant is vital At Northwood as part of the tenant application process we Conduct identity and residency checks Obtain credit references Check employer and current landlord references Obtain guarantors where necessary For non UK applicants we check that they have the right to rent Do I need to change my insurance policy when I let out a property In many instances standard home insurance cover will not for a range of scenarios that can arise when letting out a property It is therefore a good idea to have specialised landlord insurance to cover your property You will need to insure the property itself and any contents such as furniture and appliances that you provide Tenants are responsible for insuring their own contents left in the property If I want to let my property do I need to let the mortgage lender know Yes You will need to obtain permission from your mortgage lender to let out your property If they impose any special conditions you will need to let us know If the property has a buy to let mortgage then permission has already been granted What is an Energy Performance Certificate EPC and do I need one It is a legal requirement for all rental properties in the UK to have an EPC It measures the energy efficiency of a property using a scale of A G The certificate itself is valid for 10 years and can be used for multiple tenancies within that time Your local office can advise on how to obtain the certificate through a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor What happens with the tenant s deposit once it has been received It is a legal requirement that the deposit is registered with one of the three Government approved deposit schemes when the tenant moves in We have created a Tenancy Deposit Guide for Landlords which explains in simple terms what is required legally What is an inventory and how does it work An inventory is a record of the condition of the property and its contents Some inventories are supported with photos and or video inventories Once it is completed it needs to be checked and signed by all parties when the tenant moves in The cost of an inventory will often vary

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  • Why Landlords Let with Northwood | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    free It s an ideal solution for people who want to let their property with an assured income and the management taken care of by professionals Over 20 000 landlords trust Northwood to manage their property A 20 year history of providing genuine guaranteed rent Not an insurance product with exemptons clauses and exclusions A range of letting management options We understand that every landlord is different so we aim to be as flexible as possible by offering a range of letting options Fully Managed Rent Collection Tenant Find Accurate and realistic valuations Our free market valuations consider local features that will appeal to potential tenants local parks schools and shopping facilities We do not simply give you a high valuation to acquire your business but promise to provide realistic rental figures based on true market conditions 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 there are no faceless corporates here We recruit staff locally and train them thoroughly through our national training program so they have the skills to successfully manage our landlords properties And because each office is owned by the local director they are as motivated as you are to achieve the best possible rental solution for your property With a centralised hub of specialist departments all Northwood offices can access the support of the experts IT ensuring the instant uploading of property details Marketing enabling properties to be marketed to the highest professional standard Compliance giving you peace of mind that your property is being let legally and doesnt leave you exposed Buy to let specialists to support investors A name tenants recognise With a national network of local experts selling your property through Northwood really does allow it to stand out from the crowd Northwood TV advertising Sky Channel 4 Distinctive To Let 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 Websites The new Northwooduk com website is state of art in allowing prospective buyers to find your property quickly efficiently Property details can be uploaded instantly Over 120 000 visits to the site each month 11 pages are viewed every minute of every hour of every day Your property will also be advertised on a variety of property sites In the wider world Prominant High Street office window displays Newspaper advertising Email and SMS marketing alerts Striking To Let boards A company with integrity The Northwood group operates under strict codes of practice and have been a voluntary member of various industry bodies for many years All our offices work closely with our compliance department and within the standards set by the professional bodies to ensure that all customers are dealt with in a professional and legally compliant manner Our Landlord

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  • Landlord Resources | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    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 Landlord resources Portfolio Manager Click on the image below to access our Landlord Portfolio Manager Checklist for choosing a professional letting agent This is a checklist to help you ensure you protect your money and property when selecting a letting agent You can download the checklist below Tenancy deposit protection Landlord guide This guide explains what tenancy deposit protection is provides guidance on tenants responsibilities and what can happen if you don t protect the tenant s deposit You can download the guide below Landlord 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 your tenanct moves out You can download the guide below Legionnaires Disease guide This guide provides you with information about Legionnaires Disease and how to minimise the risk 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 Landlord FAQs Landlord insurance Landlord resources Lettings service

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  • Guaranteed Rent for Landlords | Northwood UK Letting Agents
    every month without all of the normal stresses involved in letting out a property then you have come to the right place 1 A guaranteed annual rental income on time every month 2 You still get paid even if the property is empty 3 You get paid even if the rent is late or isn t paid at all 4 No fees or commissions no set up fees monthly commissions or hidden extras 5 We deal with all the tenant s queries questions and complaints 6 A guaranteed contract start date no worrying about how long it will take to find a tenant 7 We cover the court costs the eviction process 8 Regular property inspections and maintenance management 9 Internal condition guaranteed over and above fair wear and tear up to one and half months rent How does it work We effectively become your tenant guaranteeing you a fixed rental income We then sub let the property taking great care to select the right tenants and then manage the property throughout the full duration of the tenancy leaving you to get on with your busy life Why Northwood We have been offering guaranteed rent for over 20 years There are over 85 high street offices across the country Over 20 000 landlords already enjoy a guaranteed rental income each and every month All our offices belong to the Property Ombudsman and Northwood was a founding member of the SAFEagent scheme What Next Fill in your contact details and one of our team will get in touch to explain the finer details and book a free market appraisal Don t worry we dont believe in hard sales tactics Guaranteed Rent enquiry How did you hear about us Friend Family TV Local Radio Talksport Google Search Online Rightmove Zoopla Email Newspaper

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