• Sean Brickley
    Sean Brickley
  • Margaret Brickley
    Margaret Brickley
  • Emma Barnett
    Emma Barnett
Northwood are a national franchise organization and Northwood (North Devon) Ltd is run from Barnstaple by husband (Sean) and wife (Margaret) team who have over 40 years property experience between them. They provide professional Lettings, Property Management and Estate Agency service and they will be happy to help with the letting, sale or management of your property. Northwood are the leading providers of Guaranteed Rent where rent is guaranteed to the landlords 52 weeks of the year regardless Read full description...of whether the property is occupied or whether the tenant has paid. Contact Sean & Margaret or visit the website Northwooduk.com for more details.
Northwood

102 Boutport Street Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1SY

01271 325100

Oct 30,2016
Minithumbup
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Oct 30,2016
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Sean, Margaret and Emma have been nothing but professional in finding us a tenant for our house.. They are genuinely prepared to go the extra mile to facilitate as smooth a transition as possible for both landlord and tenant. We have been impressed by their attitude ....attention to detail and kindness, which is not always found amongst letting agents.. It has been a pleasure to deal with them. Many thanks...
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Very fair
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By: Emma Barnett
Oct 31, 2016
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Thank you very much for your kind words and I hope we can be of service going forward.....
Apr 01,2016
Minithumbup
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Apr 01,2016
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Northwood Barnstaple took on my property on a Guaranteed Rent Scheme. From start to finish they have excelled. The level of support was way above what I expected. When the tenant had a problem they liaised with me quickly, found local tradesmen (at amazing prices) and kept both me and the tenant happy. I will highly recommend them....
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The fees for this agent were extremely reasonable.
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By: Emma Barnett
Apr 06, 2016
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Thank you for the kind words and we are very pleased to have worked with you.....
Feb 09,2016
Minithumbup
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Feb 09,2016
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1st Class service would use them again, carefully selected tenants to suit my properties. many viewings all accompanied. l felt well looked after...
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reasonable
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By: Margaret
Feb 09, 2016
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Thank you, we are delighted that you are happy with our service. We always carry out accompanied viewings and do our best to find the most suitable tenants.....
Feb 09,2016
Minithumbup
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Feb 09,2016
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A first rate service. Most helpful in every way, going the extra mile to ensure we had no worries. Sean, Margaret and Emma have taken personal responsibilty to resolve problems and find and engage tradesmen on our behalf. Well done....
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Fair
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By: Emma Barnett
Feb 10, 2016
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Thank you both for your kind words and glad to be of help.....
Jan 16,2016
Minithumbup
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Jan 16,2016
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Both Emma and Margaret have been very helpful and prompt whenever I had any issues with the apartment. I am very grateful for their assistance and happy that I've got support from Northwood....
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Good
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By: Emma Barnett
Jan 29, 2016
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Thank you for your lovely comments Ela. Glad we could be of assistance.....
Dec 11,2015
Minithumbup
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Dec 11,2015
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We found a property that was perfect for our needs in wiveliscombe and thought it would go quickly. Luckily, we were given a tour around the property and were really impressed with how quickly this was arranged. We fell in love with the house and wanted to move forward as soon as possible. Margaret was very understanding and quickly got in touch with the landlady about our thoughts. We are now able to move forward with the letting but it's thanks to Margaret and Emma's quick and reliable work th...
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Reasonable for the good service that is provided.
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By: Emma
Dec 11, 2015
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Thank you Felicity for your kind comments. Glad we were able to assist and we hope you enjoy your new home.....
Aug 16,2015
Minithumbup
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Aug 16,2015
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I had a good feeling about this estate agent after the first contact with them. Very professional and very personable. The property I was selling was marketed very well, and was sold subject to contract quite quickly. I was kept up to date regularly with the sales process. They were even chasing up progress reports that other estate agents should have been doing further down the chain. I have recommended Northwood to people I know who are thinking of putting their property on the market. An exc...
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I found the fees reasonable.
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Dec 19,2014
Minithumbup
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Dec 19,2014
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Very happy to learn that you have won an industry award - it's obviously not just me who's impressed!! I became an "accidental landlord" when my mum went into care and we decided to rent her house out to help pay towards her own rent at the care home. I mistakenly used a well-established local estate agent initially which was a disaster; I wonder now what on earth I was actually paying them for. Having had such an awful experience I was going to sell mum's house, but then a friend p...
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I feel like the fees are actually being earned.
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By: Sean
Dec 20, 2014
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Thank You Jez, we're glad that the guaranteed Rent service was able to provide a solution at a difficult time and we hope we can continue to provide a professional lettings service that you are happy with.....
Dec 04,2014
Minithumbup
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Dec 04,2014
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I cannot praise Margaret and Sean enough. They have been absolutely fantastic. They are both extremely helpful, professional and kind. The inspections were great....fully comprehensive, with descriptions and photos. They have given us advice on tenancies and dealt with our tenant really effectively....during the tenancy and when she was moving out, giving her assistance right at the end and keeping us updated throughout the whole process. I would most definitely recommend Margaret and Sean a...
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By: Margaret
Dec 04, 2014
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Thanks Rachel, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a great review. We are delighted to have been of service to you and to your tenant. We wish you well and you know where we are if you need our services again.....
Dec 04,2014
Minithumbup
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Dec 04,2014
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Northwood provided a really comprehensive and professional service. They gave me all the relevant information and guidance at the outset and told me what to expect. They showed me examples of comparative properties and gave me an accurate estimate of the likely rental value before marketing the house for letting. They took a lot of trouble showing the property to prospective tenants and assessing the best ones to proceed with. They also produced an extremely detailed, clear and accurate inventor...
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Competitve and in accordance with prior estimate.
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By: Sean
Dec 05, 2014
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Thank You Phillip, glad we were able to help and it is pleasing to hear that our service delivery was well received.....
Dec 02,2014
Minithumbup
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Dec 02,2014
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Having Northwood in Barnstaple as my letting agent has been an excellent experience. From the outset they have been friendly, personal, informative and efficient, which is why I chose them as my agent over several others that I spoke to. I have had a change of tenants once so far and they managed to get new tenants in the day after the previous tenant moved out, which was very reassuring and meant no vacant period. They are fast at responding to all of my emails and statements arrive very prompt...
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The fees are very reasonable and very comparable within the current selection of letting agents.
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By: Sean
Dec 05, 2014
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Thanks Suzie really appreciate your kind comments and we hope to continue to provide excellent service and ensure your property is looked after in a professional manner.....
Nov 12,2014
Minithumbup
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Nov 12,2014
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I have used Northwood to let my property twice now. They have been very proactive, always prepared to go the extra mile and produce top quality inventories. What has been extra pleasing is that they actually listen to my requirements and act upon them. Overall, professional, fast, proactive and highly recommended. I can't recommend them highly enough....
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Oct 21,2014
Minithumbup
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Oct 21,2014
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Margaret and Sean have been 1st rate to deal with in finding me tenants for the flat. It was great to have them find good tenants and to do all the credit checks etc. And the inventory was the best I have ever seen, I don't think they missed a thing, which will be great evidence when these tenants move out! Thanks both for your great service, I will be back! Bill Tregellas...
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This was the same as I was getting from my last tenant
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Oct 20,2014
Minithumbup
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Oct 20,2014
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This is the first time I have used Northwood, having previously used the services of 2 other agents in the 18 years I have been letting property. The service and communication from them has been first class and by far exceeded my already high expectations. Sean and the team have been a delight to deal with, making my tenant change over pain free for me. I will most definitely use Sean and the Northwood team again and would highly recommend their services to any prospective customer....
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Aug 18,2014
Minithumbup
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Aug 18,2014
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I have found Margaret and Sean to be the most helpful and knowledgeable couple at Northwood Barnstaple. They are always pleasant to deal with and on the ball with getting back to you when you need information. I would recommend them to any prospective landlord ..they are professional and go above and beyond their duties for Northwood, it really is a pleasure being looked after by them....
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Aug 18,2014
Minithumbup
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Aug 18,2014
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Sean & Margaret Brickley were courteous, professional and very reassuring particularly as this is our first time letting a property. They have been most helpful with general questions, and have always ensured the monthly payment reaches us in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend them to other prospective landlords...
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Aug 18,2014
Minithumbup
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Aug 18,2014
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After every landlord's nightmare - evicting a tenant for non-payment of rent, which took 7 months, plus legal expenses and then finding my property completely trashed - I was nervous about letting out the flat again and needed a safe situation to do this with any confidence. I'd heard about Northwood's rent guarantee for landlords and what this had to offer was ideal for me. Sean Brickley was endlessly patient with all my "what-if" questions and helpful with all aspects of Northwood ...
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Aug 14,2014
Minithumbup
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Aug 14,2014
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Right from the start the information we received was accurate and informative. No pressure was put on us to make any decisions and Sean and Margaret always acted professionally and efficiently but with a friendly manner. Since they became our agents, any problems have been dealt with efficiently and promptly. Infact we are so reassured by their service that we can just sit back and relax!...
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Jun 18,2014
Minithumbup
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Jun 18,2014
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They were absolutely brilliant. They went the extra mile to make me feel valued as a customer. Upon receiving my viewing date and time, they then sourced me a bus timetable and a list of B&B's where I could stay overnight. They were very friendly and professional and I am pleased to be one of their tenants and look forward to continuing my tenancy with them....
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Jun 12,2014
Minithumbdown
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Jun 12,2014
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I put down a holding deposit on a property to rent, and was assured that no other prospective tenants would be put forward and that there was no reason that the landlord wouldn't go ahead as I was exactly what they were looking for. I filled out the application form that day, and gave a deposit of £200 "holding fee" on the spot. I emailed a few days later to be told that my referencing had all been successful and they would let me know when the landlord got back to them. I di...
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By: Northwood
Jun 12, 2014
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We are sorry that our reservation process hasn't been fully understood. For clarity, all applications must be submitted with £200 reservation fee. This does not guarantee that an application will be the sole one put forward to the Landlord for consideration but allows the referencing process to get underway. On completion of successful referencing, applications are passed to the Landlord to make a decision as to who they would like to accept as tenants. Any unsuccessful applications ha....
Areas covered
  • EX23
  • EX22
  • EX31
  • EX21
  • EX32
  • EX20
  • EX33
  • EX34
  • EX35
  • EX36
  • EX37
  • EX38
  • EX39
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
100% customers were satisfied with fees 94% accuracy of agent's valuations
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  • Max: £155,000

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Sean Brickley Sean Brickley
Branch Director
5 reviews

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Margaret Brickley Margaret Brickley
Lettings Manager
10 reviews

About Margaret I have worked in property managment since leaving university. I have been with Northwood since it opened in 2012 and what I love most about my role is finding someone their ideal property and going b View full profile
Emma Barnett Emma Barnett
Lettings Negotiator
4 reviews

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Fees

Letting fees for applicants are as follows;

Single applicants £125 plus VAT
Joint Applicants £195 plus VAT
Additional Applicants £70 plus VAT
Guarantor £70 plus VAT

For Tenants the following Fees may apply

Renewal fee £35
Late payment of Rent £25
Refund of overpayment of Rent £25
Early Release Fee £234
Mortgage/Landlord Reference £30

For Landlords the following Fees may apply

Guaranteed Rent Service FREE No Fees Charged
Fully Managed 12%
Rent Collection Service 9.8%
Tenant Find 60% of first month's rent
Check Out Fee £60
Tenancy Agreement £35
Deposit protection £35
Renewal Fees £35
Other Services Upon Request
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Complaints Procedure

Complaints about service can be made in the first instance to the local office with the Franchise Office being the appeal process. Company are members of Property Ombudsman scheme
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