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We're a team of property experts dedicated to matching the people of Plymouth to their perfect property. We're told that the secret to our success is our local knowledge combined with a friendly, professional approach. Why don't you get in contact and decide for yourself We offer a full range of lettings services alongside our very popular Guaranteed Rent service - ideal for busy landlords who are looking for a reliable, fixed income each and every month.
Northwood

Hyde Park House Plymouth
Devon
PL4 6LF

01752 674404

Aug 24,2016
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Aug 24,2016
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Past landlord who went for guaranteed rent scheme with Northwood in Plymouth. Northwood constantly changed monthly payment amounts due to me from sub tenant. Damage caused by a Northwood sub tenant, money taken by Northwood from deposit scheme not used for repairs at property. No explanation of where money went. Contract not renewed last September 2015 with Northwood, requested my property keys not given to me, staff Hayley and Andrew Chapman rude and arrogant, my wife was asked to leave the...
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Over priced, avoid this company cheaper companies in Plymouth area provide a better service.
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Nov 16,2015
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Nov 16,2015
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From start to finish the process was well-organised and easy. Having found myself on my own after a long-term relationship collapse, I was stressed, confused and feeling a little delicate, but Vicky and the team at northwood were great! The initial viewings were informative, and Vicky really knew her stuff when answering the many questions put to her. Once I had decided that I wanted to go for the property, the team took less than 24 hours to sort out referencing and credit checks, and I was gi...
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Very reasonable and up front.
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Sep 09,2015
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Sep 09,2015
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Prompt polite and reliable service. Have recommended Northwood to many contacts. All staff are efficient and friendly. The standards are exactly what one would hope for....
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Aug 21,2015
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Aug 21,2015
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We have been left very disappointed by this agency. 3 weeks ago we viewed a property and decided to proceed with an application. We were told things were looking very positive and that with a guarantor we would be successful. They have taken ages to process the application, with my partner having to chase them up regularly to see how things were going, and finally today they told my partner they have withdrawn our application (apparently it is taking too long for them yet we have done everything...
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By: Northwood
Aug 22, 2015
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Dear Steph, Thank you for your review. As explained on your partners review below, We have a duty of care to our client, which in this case is the landlord. Therefore, once we present a landlord with references, if they are not happy to proceed then unfortunately their decision is final. We can also confirm that despite already processing your application you have been refunded your administration fee for the inconvenience caused in this matter and to enable you to find a property where the land....
Aug 21,2015
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Aug 21,2015
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First of all we were told that our referencing would be done in two days we are now at 3 weeks and now they have told us we cant move in. Paige when i called after two days had not even started the process at all. I felt like from day one I was trying to do all the work chasing the references. The customer service from Hayley was less than abysmal. When Hayley called me to tell me they were not going to let us move in after waiting 3 weeks, she was rude and very artogant towards me. It was almo...
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By: Boohoo
Aug 22, 2015
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So as you were looking after the client's interest that gives you the right to be rude? When my partner phoned up Hayley, she just did not really want to talk to her and it felt like she just wanted her off the phone. customer service noun the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services. Maybe you should look at this definition of customer service as we paid you money so you were providing us with a service. I am not trying to argue....
Dec 16,2014
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Dec 16,2014
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Over 8 years we have had nothing but an excellent service and as landlords living outside the area would highly recommend the plymouth office, it has made letting the property so much easier. The staff have always been helpful and have been very good at letting us know straight away when there was a problem. We have never been without a tenant since 2006. In September 2014 we decided to sell the flat and have had the same excellent service from the sales team. Thank you....
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Dec 15,2014
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Dec 15,2014
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The team are professional and have dealt with repairs promptly as required. Thy processed our application quickly and were helpful with our move in. We have been a Tenant for 3 years and still find them all to be very friendly and helpful....
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We are not so happy with the administration fee to renew the Tenancy each time, we feel that this is an unfair fee.
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Dec 11,2014
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Dec 11,2014
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We saw a property that we just loved the look of. Called Northwood and spoke to Hayley. She met us two days later so we could have a viewing. We really liked the place and then proceeded to go for it. Hayley has kept us informed all of the way with regards to how the application was progressing. She has been on the end of the phone when we had any questions. Cant fault her service....
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Dec 09,2014
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Dec 09,2014
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Hayley maintained an outstanding level and balance of both professionalism and helpfulness throughout the whole tenancy process. From the moment I was shown around my potential new home I felt relaxed and warmth while she described the many features of the new property. I instantly knew this would be the place I wanted and despite many phone calls from myself (due to excitement), Hayley was courteous and responsive to all of my requests. I would highly recommend her and Northwood as THE letting ...
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Northwood were offering no agency fees if the tenant moved in by a certain date. This was perfect because most other agencies usually charge for credit checks etc and with a not so good credit rating I was nervous about throwing away money. Northwood were happy to refund the holding deposit if I were to fail the credit check but this wasn\'t necessary - this was definitely a pivotal factor in my decision to use Northwood.
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Dec 09,2014
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Dec 09,2014
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I use the guaranteed rent scheme for my properties and benefit from the fully managed service for landlords. I cannot fault the team in any way. The staff are always attentive, professional and courteous. Any time that I have raised an issue or a query it has been dealt with swiftly and always with a satisfactory outcome. As a landlady, I feel that my properties are being managed by capable hands and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Northwood Plymouth to other prospective lan...
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Nov 22,2014
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Nov 22,2014
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Hayley is really friendly which make people feel comfortable to talk to her. She also response my emails quickly to answer my requirement and keep me up to date....
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May 31,2014
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May 31,2014
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We rented our property with Northwoods for 2 years, we decided to sell the property and informed the tenants that we were selling. We offer the tenants to go on a rolling monthly contract, in which we would have to give them 2 months notice when the house was sold and they could give us 1 months notice to leave. This was emailed back to us as agreed. All was good for 5 weeks until we got an email asking us where we wanted the keys to be send as the tenants have now left.. We had no correspondenc...
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Jan 12,2014
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Jan 12,2014
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Difficult to describe succinctly how poor the service we received from Northwoods was. In a nutshell, we would have been better going it alone as a landlord. Every whim of their tenants was pandered to, we appeared to have no rights at all and were just asked to sign a blank cheque to replace EVERY white good in the house/central heating/plumbing/gas fire/door handles - you name it, they needed it replacing or repairing despite everything being in perfect working order before they moved in. I...
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Endeavoured to resolve issues other than asking for money. And at least admitted that their tenants were unreasonable
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Aug 08,2012
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Aug 08,2012
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As a professional family with 3 children living in the house as tenants for a number of years we had the most terrible experience with this letting agent. The staff were rude and unpersonable (the staff turnover was quite frequent I may add) always very slow to deal with any matters and totally unreasonable and defensive. It was an awful situation to be in as you are at the mercy of the agent for all things as there were never any details of the property owner on hand. to list everything on her...
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By: GogglesOff
Sep 13, 2012
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At least Northwood are consistent - they provide a rubbish service for both landlords and tenants alike! Let out properties yourself people, this will still be FAR LESS HASSLE than using Northwood. They will only cost you money, time and frustration.....
Apr 01,2012
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Apr 01,2012
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The worst service I have ever received from a company in my whole life! Within 3 days of moving in we had issues with downstairs who was bullying me and my family and causing it hell to live there, we had police and environmental health visiting regularly as our neighbour had called them to complain about what turned out to be nothing. Northwood never did a thing. When the boiler was query leaking they asked us to use the shower only until they notified us....which they forgot to do and so our w...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Been polite and helpful, not rude and disrespectful. Offer professional and fair advice. Deal with problems as the arise not just when we leave and they have to be so the property can be relet There are a hundred other things I could say but after this experience I would never change my mind about Northwood!
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By: g
Aug 08, 2012
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I totally agree with you. As a tenant we had a dreadful time and they even managed to con us out of a third of our deposit even though we disputed it with DPS. Awful office, absolutely no people skills whatsoever.....
Feb 02,2012
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Feb 02,2012
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I found this letting agents extremely helpful. I have had my property advertised with other agents in Plymouth and this is by far the best. The staff are very helpful and professional at all times. I used their contractors for cleaning and maintenance and I have to say it was all sorted out without any hassel.Thus far I am very impressed with the service I have received and would definately recommend them....
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Dec 14,2011
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Dec 14,2011
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Having just escaped from a 6 month tenancy with Northwood I feel others should know that this company has very little customer service. They do not inform you of anything negative about the let (in my case that the neighbour from hell lived downstairs) Dog Barking and shouting all of the day and night, and that the previous tenant left for the same reason. They offer very little assistance in getting things done, On giving notice,( for 2 reasons) 1. neighbour from hell, 2. A my way or no way...
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Told me the truth about the neighbour which they knew but did not tell me in case I refused to let.
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Sep 01,2010
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Sep 01,2010
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Easily the worst rental agency I've ever dealt with. They take ages authorising any repairs, they never do anything unless you constantly chase them up. They charge you through the nose. ...
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Fees

Tenant Fees

Once your offer is accepted, we ask you to pay an administration charge to cover the costs of referencing and initial checks, and a contribution towards the preparation of the tenancy agreement and inventory.

Our charges are:

I. Single person: £240.00 inc. VAT
II. Couples: £360.00 inc. VAT
III. Additional applicant: £120.00 inc. VAT

* This is a non-refundable payment, should you not proceed with the tenancy we reserve the right to retain your reservation fee 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.

Other charges

Depending on your personal circumstances and the progression of your tenancy, we may also ask you to pay other fees and charges. If we do, we will explain these to you at the time.

Guarantor

If you are a student, are unemployed or on a low income, you will need a guarantor. We will charge a fee of £120.00 inc. VAT for carrying out reference checks on the guarantor.

The guarantor will be asked to read your tenancy agreement and sign a guarantor agreement before the tenancy starts.

Inventory fee
£60 inclusive of VAT, payable prior to moving in.
Last updated at 5:13 PM 25/07/2016 by Andrew Chapman

Complaints Procedure

Northwood aims to run a high calibre lettings and estate agency business. Whilst we do our best to operate in a professional way and to the highest standards, it is possible that you may be unhappy about how we have dealt with a particular situation.

We have a standard procedure for handling complaints which is as follows:

1. Making an initial complaint

Each office is independently owned and operated and has a local Director who will be, in part or in whole, an owner of the branch. In the first instance your complaint should be directed in writing to the local Director. He or she has an honest and sincere desire to resolve your complaint as soon as possible and should respond within ten working days.

2. Making a formal complaint

If for whatever reason you remain dissatisfied then you should write or email us. Please provide full written details of your complaint and copies of any supporting evidence. The Complaints Officer, who will provide an independent review of the complaint, will investigate your complaint.

Write to us

FAO The Complaints Officer
Northwood GB Limited
The Main Barn, Cams Hall Estate
Fareham, Hampshire
PO16 8UT

E-mail us

customerservice@northwooduk.com
Last updated at 5:13 PM 25/07/2016 by Andrew Chapman

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