Northwood Northampton Welcome Mandatory Client Money Protection

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 Northampton welcomed this news as we have been a long-timer campaigner for mandatory client money protection, being a founding member of the…

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Northwood Guaranteed Rent – Landlord Case Study

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…. How did you become involved in Buy to Let? I inherited my childhood home when my dad died.  It is a 3 bed semi…

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Selling your Northampton tenanted property…

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…

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How far do Northampton people go to move house?

 “How far do Northampton people go to move to a new house?” This was an intriguing question asked by one of my clients the other week. Readers of my property blog will know I love a challenge, especially when it comes to talking about the Northampton Property Market! For the majority, the response is not…

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Sought After Location in Northampton

Well, we are at the end of another week and gearing up for the weekend and I have another great investment property for you ‘Under the Hammer fans looking for a project… The semi-detached house in need of modernisation and has the potential to extend. The light and spacious property is situated on a sizeable corner…

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Northampton Property Market – End Of Year Update

Well, hasn’t 2016 been eventful. The ups and downs of Brexit, the Queen’s 90th, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, Trump, Bake Off to Channel 4 and something close to the hearts of every buy to let landlord and homeowner in Northampton … the Northampton property market. So, let’s look at the headlines for the Northampton property…

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The Northampton Semi Was The Best Investment!

The semi-detached house with its bay windows and net curtains has long been ridiculed as an emblem of safe, lacklustre and desperately uncool suburban life; the homes of the likes of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances and more latterly Alan Partridge – but they could have the last laugh – having enjoyed the highest…

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Jargon Buster

Jargon buster In the world of property there is an overwhelming array of acronyms and specialist  terminology used. The following jargon buster describes in simple layperson terms, the meaning behind the lingo. A Abandonment – Abandonment is when a tenant leaves the property (usually without notifying the landlord or agent) before the tenancy has ended….

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Avoiding a Nightmare Tenancy

If there is one thing that all landlords dread, it’s the ‘tenants from hell’! Whilst the vast majority of tenants cause no problems and will treat your property with respect it is an inherent risk of being a landlord. However, there are ways to minimise the likelihood of nightmare tenants becoming your tenants!   Screening…

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