With the Credit Crunch fuelling a growing property lettings market, the Unique Northwood 'Platinum' Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme is proving even more popular. Nick Cooper Franchise Director Reports:

The market is changing and more than ever people are looking for security. That is why the certainty that our unique scheme provides is proving such a big draw to customers and, with the significant income stream it provides, a big draw to franchisees too.

The Platinum Scheme was the idea of Northwood founder Andy Goodson who, having gained a wealth of experience in the traditional property lettings sector, realised that an opportunity existed to introduce a unique level of service to landlords.

In 1995 he decided to launch it to the market and opened the first office in Portsmouth, offering a unique 'Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme' which has become the company's hallmark.

This new and innovative way of doing business soon made Northwood a market leader in their field. The new level of service offered was not only popular with landlords but, just as important, was extremely profitable, especially when compared to other more traditional property management services.

Back then, and working within the framework of sensible office hours, the Portsmouth Office accumulated £412,786 gross profit in the first 3 years of trading and £1,345,153 in the following 5 years, purely on lettings alone!

That was then and, as you can see from the Franchisee testimonials opposite, many have benefited from this scheme since. In fact Northwood now have over 60 offices nationally and over 6,000 landlords enjoying the risk free benefits that this dynamic scheme provides. A win win for everybody!

Our Unique Selling Point together with the comprehensive six weeks training courses, the professional support provided by the qualified Northwood team and the exceptionally high quality literature and distinctive brand have made our franchise proposition very popular indeed. We are only looking for high calibre people who think that they can use our unique services to their maximum potential.


Whatever Franchise you decide to buy, make sure that it has a 'Unique Selling Point' that generates the high calibre earnings you want. The Northwood Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme is just that. Unique, profitable and at the heart of a very successful business model with over 60 offices nationwide.

Graham Holden opened his Northwood franchise in Edinburgh in August 2003. After just 4 years of trading he has generated a staggering income of £1,414.824.

Steven and Debra Swann launched their Stoke office in November 2006. Steven, formerly a sales manager with a ceramic art company for 21 years, and Debra, whose background was in project managing, took on the franchise so that they could work together. After just 12 months of trading their average monthly gross profit was in excess of £17,000!

Gordon adamson opened his Northwood franchise in Carlisle in June 2007 having left a career as a national sales manager with BT. After just 10 months of trading Gordon Banked £123,388 of gross profit!