The Wirral franchise of Northwood was purchased by Deryck Highet and Joanna Diamond, opening its doors on 4th January 2010. 

In an industry with little regulation and where no formal qualifications are required to practice, Northwood Wirral provides a beacon of good practice, expertise and compliance. 

Deryck, a fully qualified chartered surveyor, has a wealth of industry experience and local knowledge, having held senior positions in property companies across the Northwest before setting up the Northwood franchise with his partner Joanna, who’s background is Sales and Marketing and customer service.

Other agents take no financial risk on behalf of their clients, whereas Northwood take real responsibility for the properties they let via their Guaranteed Rent scheme.  

As a testament to the quality of the service Northwood provides, many of their clients have found them as a result of referrals from other landlords and in some cases, tenants, although sadly often only after they have had had a bad experience when attempting to manage their property themselves.

In addition to the Guaranteed Rent Scheme, Northwood also offer a traditional property management package and a tenant finding service. Their rigorous approach and attention to detail shines through, ensuring that the tenants found are thoroughly vetted, both for their ability to pay the rent and the probability that they will respect the property. Once a tenant is found the team then put together a detailed pack to ensure that every aspect of the property is documented and photographed and then signed for by the tenant, ensuring that at a later stage, should a dispute arise, it can be resolved as quickly as possible with the minimum expense. Not all letting agents are this thorough.

Northwood Wirral believes that having a good tenant starts with being a good landlord.  The business supports landlords in their desire to provide excellent accommodation for tenants, even to the extent of providing interest free loans to repair and refurbish properties and project managing the works (with the loan repayments being deducted from the rent over a period of time).

Moving forward, Northwood Wirral are seeking to work in tandem with more landlords to provide their unique range of services to both the landlord and tenant community.


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