Our approach to Estate Agency and Letting
Our approach is all about you! Martin & Co UK have over 25 years experience dealing with sellers, buyers, investors, landlords and tenants. Our customers can tailor our Estate Agency and Letting packages to suit their needs.
Martin & Co UK have offices throughout the UK ready to help you buy, sell, let a property or rent a new home. Don't take our word for it, let our actions convince you.
Our territory is spread across the Congleton, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire towns of Biddulph, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Audley, Stoke on Trent and Talke.
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.
The owners, Mark Askey & Mark Sutcliffe, are also Independent Financial Advisers with over 35 years individual experience. The two 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, they also provide Independent advice covering Mortgages, Investments and Savings, all types of insurance, Retirement planning and inheritance planning. The ever expanding group also offers legal advice, debt management solutions, and have an onsite chartered accountant at their High Street building.
Mark & Mark are very well established members of the Stoke on Trent business community with many connections both commercially and socially. They are both well known in the area through their many activities from involvement with sport, local schools and support for one particular well known local charity.
Following on from the principals and ethics of their successful financial advice business, Mark Askey and Mark Sutcliffe also offer old fashioned and reliable, straightforward customer service as estate agents 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!
Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. It has a population of 25,750.
The principal industries in Congleton include the manufacture of airbags and golf-balls. There are light engineering factories near the town, and sand extraction occurs on the Cheshire Plain, although much of the town is now a dormitory for Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.
Congleton is seven miles east of the M6 motorway, connected by the A534. It is on the A34 trunk road between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, and the A54 to Buxton and the Peak District. The A536 links the town with Macclesfield, with the A527 linking the town to Biddulph and providing an alternative route to Stoke-on-Trent.
The nearest airport to the town is Manchester Airport, 20 miles away.
Biddulph which sits on the edge of the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands countryside also borders the South Cheshire town of Congleton. 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 three 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 Congleton, Biddulph, 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 professional letting agents is also on the increase. These range from corporate landlords and investors to reluctant landlords who do not want the responsibility of the property management.