The Abingdon Lettings office is an ARLA accredited office. Located in the centre of town just off the main high street, opposite the Co-op and Post Office, we have a large shop front so that we are easily found.
Our office has been trading since January 2010 and we cover Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage and we have good knowledge about the areas.
We work closely with the Oxford & Witney office, sharing customer leads and local knowledge to improve the quality of service we can offer our tenants and landlords.
We try to help you the best we can and encourage customers to come in and talk to us about your specific needs.
Our ffice is ARLA accredited with full client money protection insurance in place, to give our clients piece of mind their business is safe with us. We also have senior staff who are NFOPP fully qualified, which again means our clients know they are dealing with Property Professionals.
Sharon is the Director of Martin & Co Abingdon, and is responsible for the day to day running and development of the Abingdon business, ensuring that the office is always efficient, effective and customer driven at all times. Sharon has over 10 years’ experience within the property industry, and over 20 years working in Finance and accounting in medium sized businesses. She is available to all new and existing Landlords offering expert advice on the Private Rented Sector, current legislative responsibilities and market conditions. As a landlord herself, she in very in tune with what a landlord needs are, and will strive to ensure all these needs are met by herself or her team.
Kelly is our Lettings Manager here in Abingdon and has been with the business for a number of years. She joined us with extensive knowledge of the lettings industry and over 13 years’ experience of lettings & property management. She is very pro-active and has built a good working relationship with both our tenants and landlords. She thrives on giving excellent customer service and ensuring both our landlords and tenants are happy with our service. She would like to talk to as many new landlords as she can to understand what their needs are form their agent, as she feels we can always exceed their expectation.
Hayley is our Lettings Co-ordinator, who has excellent customer communication skills & a wealth of experience in this area, demonstrating great attention to detail with our admin work. She has also taken on helping with the property management in the office and is doing an excellent job. She always puts the customer’s needs first and keeps everyone well informed throughout. Hayley job shares with Emma, but is currently on Maternity leave until the Summer of 2015.
Emma is our Lettings Co-ordinator and has a legal admin background, supporting Hayley with admin & property management work. Emma is doing an excellent job in providing customers with good information on how their move in is progressing, conducting renewals and efficiently ensuring a smooth changeover of old & new tenants.
Phil is our expert when it comes to inventories & checkouts as our Inventory Clerk. He is APIP qualified under the umbrella of ARLA which will mean he is fully compliant with ensuring both tenants & landlords have an equal representation when it comes to resolving any disputes at the end of a tenancy. He also assists the Property manager in resolving management issues and inspections.
Maia has recently joined us as our Senior Sales Negotiator. Maia has a strong sales background, has worked with property sales for a number of years and is passionate about helping people make the right decisions regarding their sale and purchase. Maia believes in consistently working hard to ensure that her customer service is above and beyond what you expect and understands that when buying or selling a property nothing is more important than a service you can trust and rely on. She is here to complement our strong lettings team to offer an all-round service which we hope will surpass that of all other agents in the area.
Sandra is the newest member of the team. She joins Martin & Co as the Property Manager with 12 years housing management experience. In addition to her past experience she also holds a full enhanced DBS certificate. Sandra will be working 4 days per week so that she can continue with her voluntary work.
Courtenay is our Full-time Lettings Negotiator, working directly for Kelly arranging & conducting viewings, talking to applicants in order to prequalify their needs from the new property they are looking to rent.
Sarah is our Part-Time Admin Assistant, helping with general office duties such as taking calls, matching applicants and ensuring all our records are filed in good order.
Abingdon is a vibrant market town in Oxfordshire, Southern England. It’s been occupied for over 6000 years and claims to be one of the oldest towns in Britain. Of course with age comes tradition and to this day the town upholds some of these. Bun throwing is probably one of the most peculiar; on specific days of celebration the town dignitaries throw buns from the County Hall. There is also a town crier, who shouts the town's news to the Saturday morning crowds.
We have had the 2012 Olympic torch last summer, which passed through Abingdon on the 10th of July, with a crowd of supporters and some of our own getting to run with the torch. We also have had a wide celebration, including a concert, for the Queens Jubilee. Abingdon is very well known for holding big and exciting events like this and always sell out quickly as many people enjoy the light and freindly atmosphere.
Abingdon now has two hours free parking in any Vale Of White Horse carpark, to attract more visitors into this vibrant and friendly town. For 2012 the Abingdon council have invested £4 million on a new and more modern shopping centre, which is planning to to be ready for the new year. And we think it will brighten up the centre dramatically.
There are some excellent pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes in Abingdon and there are good bus links to the Oxford with late night buses running from Oxford to Abingdon and the surrounding area.
There are several major scientific employers in Abingdon including the Diamond Light Source Synchrotron. At £260m it is the largest UK funded scientific facility to be built for over 40 years, with many spin off businesses creating employment throughout the area. With many key employers located in our area there are employment opportunities in many professional fields, and for commuters there is easy access to London, either by car via the M40 or M4, or by rail. The Didcot High Speed Rail line takes just 40 minutes to get into London Paddington.
Demand for one/two bedroom properties is always greatest in our territory, but there is a healthy turnover of all property. Our landlords range from the professionals who buy to let, to those who cannot sell their property and have realised that letting it can offer a real alternative source of income. We are happy to offer advice and a great service whatever your situation.