Martin & Co is an ambitious brand builder with a strong focus on the lettings sector. We also now offer an Estate Agency proposition to provide landlords with a wider choice for property and buy-to-let investment solutions. Established in 1986 and launched as a franchise in 1995 Martin & Co has a proven track record in the residential lettings and property management sectors. Offering a sales and property investment solution is a natural extension of our core lettings business.
Martin & Co Southend letting agent manage a substantial portfolio and simply let more properties, more quickly than any other agent in Southend.
Apart from a state of the art website that has received a 50K investment this year, lettings in Southend has never had it so good with Martin & Co Southend letting agents who market your property to the widest audience possible, we advertise on the following:
Rightmove - more exposure than any other agent, two showcases and additional branding
Martin & Co - highest ranking property website in the UK
Globrix Findaproperty Rentright Zoopla Nethouseprices
'Dedicated to lettings'
Local market leading rental specialist in Southend on Sea. We employ highly trained and qualified staff whose expertise and commitment is to rent out and manage properties to the highest standard. We focus solely on lettings not sales!
'Refreshingly different approach'
Martin & Co Southend letting & estate agent has a reputation as the agent of choice in the Southend on sea. With nothing to pay until we have let your property. We are acknowledged throughout Southend as the letting agent specialists of choice and ensure confidence through our highly professional and reliable services. We have the strength, skills and success in dealing with landlords, buy-to-let investors and tenants letting requirements - it’s no surprise then, that within the last year no other agent has successfully let as many properties as Martin & Co Southend!
'Premier letting service'
We provide a premier letting service in Southend, from the extensive marketing of the property and thorough vetting of tenants through to complete property management service which includes comprehensive inventory and regular inspections. Rent guarantee and legal cost insurance available.
We can also advise on tenancy deposit protection legislation, we are registered with the Deposit Protection Service.
Martin & Co estate agents have offices throughout the local region and are able to offer a same level service wherever your portfolio may be and our Southend estate agents is no exception. We have Southend, Chelmsford, Colchester and Cambridge all working very closely together for your property needs.
A truly established team that have worked together for many years.
Tony Lindberg NFOPP Director With nearly 11 years experience in the property industry, Tony is well placed in his role as Director for Martin & Co Southend. After joining Martin & Co (UK) in 2001 Tony has as built a very successful business offering excellent customer service. Tony is now busy launching the Southend estate agents side of things and auction arm to the business.
Venus Lindberg is the Accounts Director and has been with the Company for over 7 years. Venus is responsible for maintaining the Client Bank Accounts to the strict rules laid down by Martin & co UK (Ltd)
Gayner Hamilton, Lettings Coordinator With over 10 years experience in the property industry, Gayner joined the Martin & co Southend estate agents in 2002. Gayner began her career with us working in the estate agency department before moving through all areas of letting. She is known in the office as 'Oracle' because she has such a broad knowledge of the rental market.
Daryl Sapsford, Senior Negotiator Daryl joined Martin & co in 2010 as our letting agent negotiator. Daryl has recently been given the role of Senior letting negotiator and she is also studying for the NFOPP exam. Daryl conducts rental appraisals, viewings and liasing with landlords on a regular basis.
Alex Ray BSc ( Hons) Lettings Negotiator Alex joined Martin & Co in 2012 as a letting Negotiator, his first role within the property sector. Alex joined shortly after finishing his degree at Anglia Ruskin University where he achieved a 2.1 in BSc ( Hons) Real Estate Management where he gained skills in estate agency plus landlord and tenant law- all skills which he is using in his new role.
Leanne Jones, Business Generation With several years experience in the property industry. Leanne is well placed in her role as business generator.
Leanne Levy, Sales Administrator Leanne joined the branch in 2005 as a Lettings Administrator. Leanne has now taken on a new role as the sales administrator helping to launch the Martin & Co Southend estate agents side of things.
Rose Skinner is our Southend Property Manager has over 9 years’ experience in his role and manages a busy portfolio to ensure that our properties are always maintained to the highest standards. Rose knows just about anything to do with lettings and she actively offers advice in all aspects of the business.
Lyn Richardson Property Management Lyn joined Martin & co in March 2011 after successfully running a small letting agency in Southend. Lyn has been involved in estate agency and lettings for over 30 years. Her role with us is now mainly in property management.
Sharron Holttum has many years of property experience and brings her knowledge to us, she arranges and conducts inspections, arranges gas safety and property maintenance.
Lisa Lano, Accounts Manager Lisa decided to join Martin & co Southend over 5 years ago. Lisa ensures that landlord receive their rent by no later than the next day that it is paid into the office. Lisa liases closely with landlords, tenants and contractors to ensure all payments are managed and processed smoothly.
Southend is well known for its seafront, and is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier. But apart from being a seaside resort, it encompasses a National Nature Reserve, two sites of Special Scientific Interest and three local Nature Reserves, as well as thirteen Conservation Areas. For the younger generation the main town centre has a variety of places to go, with the most popular being Mayhem – which has regular celebrity guests performing at the weekends. And Leigh Broadway is renowned for the more affluent clients, with its stylish restaurants and wine bars.
There are four Grammar schools in the borough, Southend high school for boys and girls and Westcliff High school for boys and girls. Southend high school for boys was recently praised by inspectors for being an outstanding school. The airport is 2 miles from Southend and is located approximately 35 miles from Canary Wharf and approximately 40 miles from central London. The distance from the M25 orbital motorway is about 18 mile and both the A127 and A13 connect with the M25.
A large number of our tenants are typically working young couples and tenants on housing benefit. We are always looking for three bedroom family homes as there are lots of family that are either working or on housing benefit that want a standard 3 bedroom house with a garden. We will typically get 10 keen applicants for each house. Both the A127 and A13 connect with the M25 motorway.
Southend is also part of the Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership which was created in 2001 to improve the prosperity of the area.