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Martin & Co Oxford

Award-winning local business owners, Bob and Sue Urwin, together with their daughter Claire Boers and committed team, continue to be the agent of choice in the Oxford area. The high profile of Martin & Co Oxford, with a city-centre presence, has proven to be a winner for landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers alike.

Located on Woodin s Way just off Paradise Street, Martin & Co Oxford belongs to a network of well over 200 sales and letting agencies throughout the UK. As all offices are operated by business owners with an expertise in the local property market, they have helped thousands of satisfied customers nationwide.

Martin & Co Oxford let, manage and sell property throughout Oxford city and Oxfordshire.

Bob Urwin, managing director, says Our aim is simple - to grow this business on first class service, and the multiple awards Martin & Co Oxford have won illustrates this. We recognise every landlord, tenant, buyer and seller, is different. Whether it's landlords looking for a maximum return on investment when renting or selling their property, or ensuring the right tenant is placed in a much valued asset, we promise to deliver a comprehensive and flexible service that suits our customers - not us.

Similarly, tenants do not always want to take the first property offered, but want a property that suits their needs. Priorities may include a preferred school, close to major transport links or simply the size of property. Martin & Co Oxford will use our local knowledge and expertise to satisfy requirements.

Our current tenants come from a wide spectrum, including graduates locating to the area, senior managers, company relocations, the military and families - always providing a high demand for properties ranging from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to large luxury homes. Security of rent is something Martin & Co Oxford takes very seriously and we are able to offer landlords unique protection

Martin & Co Oxford is a member of the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) which is government-backed and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). Client Money Protection insurance is in place so you know your money is safe. As well as licensed by the SAFEagent scheme, the agency is a member of Property Ombudsman and abides by the Trading Standards Approved Code.

Remember - not all letting and sales agents are the same. Try Martin & Co Oxford - refreshingly different!

Year on year Martin & Co have secured excellent tenants for my 6 properties and have managed the process and the lets in exemplary fashion. In particular Claire is superb in terms of efficiency, friendliness, organisational excellence and pragmatic approach to overcoming all problems

I have been intending to write to thank both yourself and your team, for the efficient manner in which you let my property. I found that you were all polite, communicative and responsive at all times. It was so unusual not to have to 'chase matters up'!

Once again, and at short notice, you have quickly and efficiently found excellent tenants to replace the 2 sets of tenants who have had to move out unexpectedly for personal reasons. And yet again you have ensured our flats have suffered no void periods whatsoever.

Martins have been helpful in approving 2 suitable investment properties. Properties have been advertised in good time so no time was wasted. Their full management service is professional and 1st class

THANK YOU for engaging such brilliant people to come and work on the flat. They're punctual, tidy, fast, honest and lovely to chat to. Best of all they know what they are doing! Very impressed

With regard to the letting, I would like to stress how pleased my wife and I are at the speed and efficiency with which our tenant was found and installed

The team were so helpful and the advice received from them was second to none. They secured a tenant for my property within a matter of days and managed the whole process seamlessly on my behalf

....this is just to say I could not ask for a more helpful agent & I am glad I chose Martin & Co to rent my property. You are an asset to them and I am sure you are very valued there...Thank you once again for your professionalism and for going the extra mile

Thank you to you and your colleagues for the excellent service you have given as my agents this last year. I shall certainly recommend Martins if asked in the future

Many thanks as ever for your invaluable help and to Claire too for going the extra mile to be so kind and helpful.

Martin and Co Oxford take away all the pain of letting and managing a property from afar. They are lovely to deal with, efficient and trustworthy. A pleasure to do business with them. I would not even consider another agent

In all dealings with Lyndi Feather she was very professional and well informed. Kept us updated at all times

I started using Martin & Co in 2006 and they now look after three properties one of which is an HMO. Their invaluable advice, even during the renovation stages and guidance complying with the demands of legislation, can't be commended highly enough

Martin & Co Oxford have been our agents for many years. They are all very efficent and always go above and beyond to help. Claire Urwin is a professional with a personal touch and is just a star. I am 110% confident having them let and manage my properties.

Claire (and her colleagues) are excellent in dealing both with the tenants and us (landlords). She will do everything possible to make the experience as trouble-free as she can. While this company has the staff it has at present, I will not change

Always polite and efficient. The staff work well together, and there is a good atmosphere. A pleasure to work with

Martin and Co Oxford are very helpful, responsive and found our latest tenant very quickly. They have an excellent grasp of the local market in Oxford. Claire Urwin has been very helpful throughout our relationship with Martin and Co

....their fully managed landlord service is excellent. I am particularly grateful to the support that Richard Goodwin and Niget Wallace provide. All the staff are very helpful

The service from Martin & Co Oxford was excellent. From the first visit, through to the contract negotiations, I found the whole team professional, attentive and enthusiastic.The icing on the cake is that the tenant was also happy with their service."

Very impressed at first meeting - Richard was very positive. Had even 'let' our flat before it was finished. Pleased with how we are kept up to date on everything by regular email/newsletters from the company

Claire and her team are extremely proactive in there approach. I am contacted well in advance of my property ending its contracted term and have had very little void periods as a result. A great professional company servicing Oxford's letting market

I have found all the staff cooperative. They work as a team. Nigel keeps me informed of the problems that arise and he deals with them straightaway. When he is away, other members step in willingly if help is needed

Fantastic team, professional and committed to servicing the needs of landlords and tenants. I have also recommended them to many of my friends who are also very pleased with the service they provide!

Claire Urwin found us the exact tenants we were looking for. As our 1st letting we were guided through all the requirements and felt assured at all times. Excellent service, we would highly recommended Martin & Co Oxford

I am involved in the industry, so I know when I see good service. Bob Urwin and his daughter Claire have continuously provided an excellent service keeping me up to date on the property and industry.

No other choice in Oxford. I've used Martinco for my portfolio since they opened. Bob, Claire, Sue and team deliver an excellent, trustworthy and reliable service

They have consistently gone the extra mile to be helpful. They had their work cut out with one particularly challenging tenant and handled things on my behalf extremely well."

Extremely hard working, conscientious and friendly staff. They are always happy to speak to their landlords and are efficient in dealing with any queries. Financial and administration matters are always dealt with promptly and accurately too

I always find Claire Urwin very helpful and efficient on any queries we have. I use sevreral agents within Oxfordshire and Kent and Martin and Co Oxford are by far the best agent from a landlords perspective

All members of the team are on the ball and very well informed. Bob and Claire run a good team and both of them always have time for you when you want information. In today's world where regulations seem to be constantly changing, this is vital

Great, simple service. Good communication at all times. Both Claire Urwin and Nigel Wallace have taken great care of our property

I know I can rely on Martin & Co to find me quality tenants who are reliable and highly suitable for my two new flats. They work quickly and professionally and minimise my work load and any worries when new and old tenants change over

My property was on the market with another agent for 8 weeks with no success. I asked Martin and Co to take the house onto the market, and within 2 weeks they had found me suitable tenants

Martin & Co helped me let my property within 2 weeks. They assisted with a number of final tasks and were efficient, polite and helpful. I would recommend them without hesitation were really helpful, and please forward this on to your manager as the service I received was really great and it was probably the best service I have received from an agent in Oxford.

....thank you for all your help. You have made this a very pleasant experiece (and helped keep me calm!), unlike some other agents. I would definitely recommend you and your team

I'm just writing a quick email to say how jaw-droppingly pleased I've been with your Martin & Co branch in Oxford.

Lyndi Feather was a pleasure to deal with; every email was met with an immediate reply and she displayed the utmost courtesy throughout.

Sam is one of the friendliest and most efficient rental agent I have ever worked with. She responded to every single one of my emails - answering every single one of my questions. This was all done within minutes of me sending her an email.

You guys (and your team) rock! I just wanted to tell you that. Richard and Afreen have done a great job for me and I'm very impressed with the professionalism, eye to detail and engagement of both of your colleagues.

Having invested a fair sum of money in refurbishing, it was vital for me to let the property out as quickly as possible and I am really pleased to have done so as quickly as I have through Martins.

As you know, I have worked with a number of other agents in Oxford since I bought my first BTL property in 1997 and I am of the opinion that Martin and Co in Oxford stand head and shoulders above your competitors

Nigel - Thank you very much for all the assistance and help you have given us these past weeks, going round to look at our properties and checking repairs. You have done your job in a brilliant way and have shown understanding and dedication both to ourselves and to Martin & Co.


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The area

Oxford is a beautiful and historic home to two of the most renowned universities in the UK Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. There is a real mix of people living in Oxford, with students favouring easy access by foot to the city centre and families choosing the quieter suburbs.

Our current tenants come from a wide spectrum undergraduates locating to the area, graduates choosing to settle here, senior managers, company relocations, the military and families - always providing a high demand for properties ranging from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to large luxury homes.

One and 2 bedroom apartments are very high in demand. Oxford is a very transient city and people come to work or study for just 1 to 3 years. Building land is very limited in the city centre and the availability of modern apartments cannot keep up with this demand. The vast majority of our landlords are buy-to-let investors with more than one property.

The team

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Bob Urwin — Business Owner

Bob, together with daughter Claire, launched their ARLA licensed business in Oxford in 2006 and are now the city centre agent of choice. Bob is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. As MD he operates an "open door" policy. Whatever you wish to discuss, either in person or on the telephone (DD 01865 812116) he tries to be available at all times.

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Claire Boers — Business Owner

Claire has been recognised as one of the leading individuals in lettings and property management. In 2011 she was named in the Rising Star of the Year category of the Negotiator magazine annual awards. In the same year she was voted into the finals at the national Estate & Lettings Agents Awards as an individual who had given outstanding service - a feat she repeated the following year! Claire is a business management graduate and has gained a Property Professional Award (ARLA) in Residential Lettings and Property Manangement

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Sue Urwin — Director and Head of Accounts

As a licensed agency, Martin & Co Oxford are continually audited by The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). Sue ensures the financial side of the business is always compliant and operating in accordance with industry regulations, with the aim of safeguarding client funds at all times. The firm is a member of the Safe Agent Scheme and holds Client Money Protection insurance cover.

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Kate Mittell — Accounts Administrator

Kate is responsible for the smooth running of the agency's accounting functions and is the first point of contact regarding daily financial matters relating to our clients. Kate's eye for detail, her methodical approach to problem solving, the ability to act quickly and decisively, a positive attitude and her excellent communication skills ensures Martin & Co's award-winning status remains unchallenged.

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Richard Goodwin — Lettings Manager

Richard is responsible for the day to day running of lettings and property management and ensures that the Oxford office remains efficient, effective and customer driven at all times. Qualified in technical awards, ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), Richard is always available to new and existing landlords offering his expert advice on the Private Rented Sector, current legislative responsibilities, market conditions as well as landlord responsibilities during tenancy.

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Paul Jarvis — Head of Sales

A multi-skilled estate agent with a solid background in property sales and over 15 years' experience in different aspects of agency work. Paul's knowledge across the whole market includes new homes and shared ownership management. Not only has he a drive to achieve sales but he is also an excellent communicator who can relate well to people at all levels.

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Gary Heppell — Business Development Manager

Gary has 20 years active experience in property sales and lettings in Oxfordshire and has brought a wide range of skills and knowledge to Martin & Co Oxford in his role of Business Development Manager. He focuses on helping landlords get the most out of their property investments. Gary will show you where the current property hot spots are, how we market properties to attract the best tenants and he will give you tips on how to optimise the rental potential of your investment. Gary gives his advice freely and his number is 01865 812111 or email

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Samantha Grimes — Senior Sales and Lettings Consultant

Sam has had experience working for two of Oxford's established agencies but the attraction of working within a team offering exceptional customer service was the deciding factor for joining Martin & Co. A graduate of Oxford Brookes University, Sam has gained a wide knowledge ot the Oxfordshire property market and is always available to offer advice and support to our customers. It is good to know that you can rely on the best advice from our staff, whether you are looking to move in to a new property or just popping in for some general advice, Sam will always ensure you get the real take on what to expect and help you negotiate the lettings and sales minefield that can be so daunting.

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Spencer Lawes — Sales and Lettings Consultant

After graduating with an English degree, Spencer gained initial experience with a multi-office agency with a network spread across the South of England. However, he decided to relocate to join award-winning Martin & Co Oxford. Spencer recognised our dominance in the region, but he also appreciated the support network in place which would ensure his skills would not only be noticed, but enhanced, through continuous training with the Martin & Co Academy. This, in turn, would lead him to gain important technical awards necessary in our fast-moving industry. Spencer's ability to work to tight deadlines to get people into the homes they want, with the minimum fuss, is appreciated by all.

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Afreen Iqbal — Sales and Lettings Consultant

Another graduate of Oxford Brookes University, Afreen's degree in Planning and Property Development has given her the necessary understanding of the property market. Although, it could be said that her ability to work calmly and persistently under pressure to ensure those entering into a tenancy agreement have the best possible experience, is equally as important. It was Afreen's choice to work in many customer-facing roles alongside her studies which made it possible for her to recognise the importance of customer service, and now her Martin & Co customers are reaping the benefits.

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Nigel Wallace — Property Manager

Nigel joined Martin & Co Oxford in 2009 and has over 10 years experience working in the Oxfordshire property market. A large part of our portfolio is directly under Nigel's control and he is responsible for the day-to-day property management.. Nigel's principle responsibility is to ensure all management issues from both tenant and landlord are dealt with quickly and effectively to ensure both parties remain happy during the tenancy. Nigel is a graduate, has gained a Property Professional Award (ARLA) in Residential Lettings and Property Management and attended several in-depth courses at the Martin & Co Training Academy.

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Lily Yeates — Property Manager

Lily is another experienced Property Manager, and being born and raised in the city, has a sound background in the Oxford private rented sector. Lily is particularly strong when it comes to problem solving, having spent a number of years working in finance and customer service roles, so you can rest assured she will come up with the best solutions when managing your valuable asset. If you want advice on any maintenance issues or thinking of upgrading your property, Lily is here to help you. Highly qualified, having gained ARLA awards, Lily makes over 600 management visits each year to ensure the properties we have been tasked to look after are being cared for, and written reports on her findings are forwarded to our clients.


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