Celebrating success with Peter Allison (Northwood Leeds)

Professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm are key to success across our network of 75 offices. We pride ourselves on finding the best people, training them thoroughly, setting them up meticulously and supporting them wholeheartedly.

Franchisee Peter Allison is another tribute to Northwood’s unique franchise lettings business.

“ the Guaranteed Rent Scheme is an excellent product which for me, made the decision to start a Northwood Franchise so much easier”

The benefits of Northwood

  • Lettings, estate agency, insurance
  • Three franchises in one
  • Unique selling point
  • Large exclusive franchise territory
  • Excellent income potential
  • Five renewable year license
  • Sensible working hours
  • Proven business model
  • An ever growing market
  • Six week training programme
  • Fully integrated software
  • Unlimited support

Our unique Guaranteed Rent Scheme eliminates all the risk and hassle of renting out a property for the Landlord.

A fixed rental income is paid every month, in which we manage every aspect of the tenancy. It’s a market-leading offer that has attracted over 10,000 Landlords and sets us apart from other franchise opportunities.

After more than a decade’s employment at removals firm Pickfords and then as regional manager at Crown Relocation, Peter was on the lookout for new career opportunities. Having seen how successful former Pickfords colleague and friend Graham Holden had been launching a Northwood office in Edinburgh, the decision of which direction to take his career in became an easy one to make. In October 2007 Peter opened Northwood Leeds. Already familiar with the city, the 36-year-old moved there from York with his family to help get the business established.

“The recession started to hit about six months in and we had to revise our business plan to make sure it was still viable. We went from aiming for a 50 / 50 split between sales and lettings to 95% lettings and 5% sales – which is almost the proportions we still have today.”

Having launched with three full time staff, Northwood Leeds has now doubled in size with the appointment of a branch manager in January, which has helped free up some of Peter’s workload. There are currently an impressive 230 properties on the books, 160 of which are managed through Northwood’s unique Platinum Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme.