As a family-run business Martin & Co differs from many letting agents and estate agents in Derby. Martin & Co Derby was nominated as one of the top ten East Midlands letting agents and estate agents in both 2011 and 2012, (ESTAs industry awards, voted for by landlords).
Martin & Co Derby lettings and estate agents became a voluntarily regulated agent in November 2012 when we were awarded licensed status by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
In order to satisfy the stringent rules for entry, Martin & Co staff have to complete continuing professional development and the agency must operate an audited client account, covered by client money protection insurance and professional indemnity insurance. We are also required to be members of The Property Ombudsman. There are only a handful of fully licensed letting agents in Derby.
Situated on St James Street, in the heart the Cathedral Quarter, Martin & Co Derby is rapidly becoming the Derby letting agents of choice for quality customer service.
Local knowledge and experience enables the well trained and proactive staff team to offer both Landlords and Tenants a highly personalised service.
A number of landlords have recently contacted Martin & Co Derby following advice from their current letting agents to lower rents on their properties in order to attract tenants. After conducting free property appraisals and advising these landlords on accurate market-value rents, Martin & Co Derby then successfully let their properties. To arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements call 01332 291922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin & Co Derby lettings and estate agents employ the services of The Letting Partnership to administer all client accounting. This innovative company is the first in the UK to be awarded industry recognition as an Endorsed Service Provider of Client Accounting and Tenant Deposit Protection.
Martin & Co is a member of The Property Ombudsman, and strongly supports its Code of Practice.
David McKnight, Managing Director, brings a wealth of experience in business and finance to lettings. He has a wide knowledge of the Derby property market, and holds the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) award in Residential Lettings and Property Management. David’s primary motivation is to promote the best standards of customer care in offering a specialist lettings service to both Landlords and Tenants.
Office Manager Sian Turner also holds the NFoPP technical award, as well as a BA (Hons) in Administration. Sian focuses on ensuring best practice, from legal documentation to client accounting. Martin & Co (Derby) employs The Letting Partnership to ensure prompt and detailed landlord accounts, and implements rapid action on any rent arrears.
Christine Simpson has much experience in lettings throughout Derby. Christine concentrates on Business Development and Retention, with particular focus on maximising landlords' portfolio income.
June Bladon is an experienced Lettings and Sales Negotiator. Ensuring your property is correctly marketed to the widest potential market, June updates landlords as to the progress of their investment, as well as minimising void periods and facilitating speedy move ins for tenants.
Saraya Ali, Internal Negotiator manages applications for lettings from referencing to move in, as well as working with landlords and property maintenance to ensure a move in is as stress free as possible.
Myron Mill joined Martin&Co in January 2014 as an apprentice.
Martin&Co Derby works in association with Let Box Property Maintenance, property manager Andy Wright.This association allows Martin&Co to keep maintenance costs at a reasonable level for landlords, whilst ensuring that works are completed to a high standard.
Martin & Co continually invests in professional development and training, to ensure clients benefit from the most up to date industry knowledge and experience.