Our approach to Estate & Letting Agency
Our approach is all about you!
Martin & Co UK have over 25 years experience in the Property Industry.
Whether a Landlord, Tenant, Seller, Buyer or an Investor we can tailor our Letting and Estate Agency packages to suit your neeed
Martin & Co UK have almost 200 offices throughout the UK ready to help you Let or Sell a property or Rent or Buy a new home.
Don't take our word for it, let our actions convince you!
Our Biddulph Office is situated on the main High Street Our area spreads across Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire towns of Biddulph, Congleton & Macclesfield.
Accredited to The National Approved Letting Scheme ( NALS ) we are committed to offering clearly defined standards of customer service. We welcome the Governments intention to require all agents to be part of an Ombudsman Scheme and of course, as a NALS firm we are already fully compliant and registered with the Property Ombudsman. We are also registered with the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) providing our clients with the assurance that their money is protected by a Client Money Protection Scheme.
Mark Askey & Mark Sutcliffe the Owners are also Independent Financial Advisers with over 35 years experience each.
Our businesses sit side by side on the High Street offering a one stop shop for all our clients. In addition to the Estate Agency, Lettings and Property Management we also provide Independent Advice covering Mortgages, Investments, Savings and all types of Insurances, Retirement planning and Inheritance planning. Our ever expanding group also offers Legal Advice, Debt Management Solutions. We also have an onsite chartered accountant at our High Street building.
We are very well established members of the business community with many connections both Commercially and Socially. We are both well known in the area through our many activities from involvement with sport, local Schools and support for one particular well known local charity 'Biddulph Moor Friends of Cancer Research'.
Following on from the Principals and Ethics of our successful Financial Advice business, Mark Askey and Mark Sutcliffe also offer traditional, old fashioned, Reliable Straightforward Customer Service as Estate and Letting Agents.
When you meet our team you will be encouraged to see we have an abundance of local knowledge!
Combine this with the many years experience in the industry that we possess along with the customer focused ethics instilled by Mark and Mark you can be assured of a 'First Class Service' at all times!
Mark Askey and Mark Sutcliffe have built a successful team who are also committed to offer Traditional, Old Fashioned, Reliable Straightforward Customer Service as Estate and Letting Agents.
Come along & meet the Team! You will not be disappointed!
Biddulph, Stoke on Trent which sits on the edge of the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands countryside also borders the South Cheshire town of Congleton which was once a Roman settlement. Nearby Alsager is home to a campus of one of the UK's most exciting universities, Manchester Metropolitan University which attracts a high proportion of students to the area.
Kidsgrove forms part of the Potteries urban area and is an ideal commuter base with excellent links to Manchester and Birmingham. Audley is steeped in history dating back as far as 1086 with its first mention in the Domesday Book. The nearby village of Talke was made a civil parish in 1932 being transferred from the Audley urban area. Reginald Mitchell, the creator of the spitfire aeroplane was a native of Talke.
Excellent road links to the M6 and M1 via the A500 and A50. There are 4 local railway stations, including the famous Crewe Station, which are all on the West Coast mainline while London can be reached in 1 hour 30 minutes from Stoke on Trent station.
We are in high demand for all types of properties in our territory but one bedroom properties and bungalows are in particular high demand. We have many types of landlord but mainly buy to let investors who have recognised the potential in the Biddulph, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Audley and Talke area. This is a fact shared by Mark and Mark who have seen a decline in the number of people buying properties. In fact they are confident that the trend will be for more and more people renting instead of buying for many years to come. The lack of available finance coupled with the difficulty of saving for a deposit will ensure the rental sector will remain buoyant for the long term.
We have a wide range of tenants from single people to large families. This cross section is set to continue as the rental sector expands due to the increasing difficulty to obtain finance as we see a housing culture change in this country.
The different types of landlords looking for proffessional letting agents is also on the increase. These range from corporate landlords and investors to reluctant landlords who do not want the responsibilty of the property management.