We're delighted to be the ONLY St Albans agent to have won an ESTAS Award in 2013!
This prestigious industry award is given for service quality to Landords and we're proud to win a bronze award in recognition of the service we provide.
Martin & Co Estate Agents St Albans is centrally situated on the bustling London Road providing award winning residential letting services at the most competitive rates on the high street! Besides St Albans, our office also covers Bricket Wood, Park Street, London Colney, Redbourne, Markyate, Wheathampstead and Harpenden.
As an ARLA licensed specialist letting agent, why not enjoy a personal and professional approach to the letting of your property - join our many satisfied landlords who do! You are assured of receiving a professional and personal service, delivered directly by the owners of this family run business. We believe that this approach is fundamental to our ever increasing portfolio of satisfied landlords.
To provide such a service, our high street estate agent presence together with a major on-line presence on major property portals ensures that your property reaches the widest audience locally and abroad. We also work with the major relocation companies as well as always having quality tenants registered with us. This very pro-active approach means that we are usually able to let your property fast which is a great attraction to our landlords.
So for exceptional service from an award winning estate agent, contact us today to see how we can get your property let fast!
'Thanks for the update and many thanks to both you and the St Albans letting agent staff for the very professional way you have looked after us over the last 12 months. I will not hesitate to recommend you guys to anyone I meet looking to rent in St Albans.' Mr & Mrs L
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank yourself and Merril for your most professional support and services during this tenancy." Mr L
" I just thought I'd drop you a note to say thanks to you and Richard for making the move for me as smooth and easy as possible. The difference in your professionalism compared to some of the other agents I've interacted with is quite noticeable." Mr B
"Thanks for your exceptional efforts regarding rental of my property, it's very much appreciated." Ms H
"Richard and Merril Cleal at Martin & Co (St Albans), managed our property while we were living abroad. Every aspect of their service has been highly efficient and thoroughly professional. The entire process from finding a tenant to the day-to-day maintenance aspects have been hassle and worry free. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to prospective clients." Mr R and Mrs K
"Once again, thank you very much for all your time and your utmost professionalism which unfortunately is not often found with many letting agents these days." Mrs M
"I would like to say, on behalf of my family and I, we are so happy to be in our new home and would like to thank you both for the excellent service you have provided to both landlord and tenant. It has almost been a pleasure to move!" Mr R
"We would love to stay in our current home and under your property management, clearly the best and nicest in St. Albans." Mr & Mrs H
"I just wanted to send a warm thank you to both for your efforts in assisting Matt and I with our new rental property, in St. Albans. We appreciate your professionalism, as well as your personal endeavours." Mr & Mrs G
"Just to confirm we'll be going with your tenant. I have to say the service from you guys has been fantastic.....head and shoulders above your competitors!" Mr H
"Am I glad I found Martin and Co St Albans! I fell on my feet the day I walked into your office! Sounds like you are building up a good reputation. As I said, if you need any references from me for future clients I am happy to provide them." Mrs J
"I am writing to thank you very much for the great efforts you have made in letting my property. This has not been an easy task, and you have approached it throughout in a thoroughly professional and efficient manner. The proof of this is that you have managed to find excellent tenants and so made the task of letting the property easier than it has ever been. Dealing with you has been an absolute pleasure and I very much look forward to using your services in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who has a property to let. Indeed I have already mentioned you and your business to colleagues of mine, and will continue to do so in the future." Dr. B
"Thank you very much for your introduction to Martin & Co St Albans. I’ve just let a property through them. Richard is a fine gentleman and has been extremely helpful and professional in the letting process." Mr M
"Thank you for your detailed response Richard. You have been by far the best agent so far, your advertising of the house on Right Move is by far the best and you’re constantly top of the listings. Good going!" Mr H
"Thanks, that's great news! Really appreciate it once again! You're the best!" Mr R
"Your service has been first class so thank you very much! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know in a rental position." Mr. D
"Thank you so much for all your help, you’ve really helped to make things less stressful for me." Mr B
"Thank you very much for your time today, it is very refreshing to deal with a competent, thorough and professional letting agent!" Mr P
"Once again many, many thanks for all your help and very speedy responses. It really is a pleasure to deal with agents who know what they are doing. Kind regards." Mr M
"I can honestly say Martin & Co, St Albans would be my first recommendation!" Mr F
"Thank you to both you and Merril for your professionalism and help during the last two months." Mrs L
"Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Thank you for making the move as straightforward and as enjoyable as it possibly could be." Ms B
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Richard & Merril Cleal are the local business owners of Martin & Co St Albans estate agents office, dedicated to delivering Martin & Co's award winning residential letting services with a high level of personal and professional service.
Peta McKeon joined us in early 2011 in a part-time role. Her background experience in a 4 star hotel, arranging functions and liaising with clients highlights her client-facing expertise. She is a very customer-focused individual and an asset to Martin & Co St Albans.
We provide services to a wide variety of landlords from the professional landlords looking for a cost effective and customised service to first time landlords who we guide through the complete lettings process to provide peace of mind. We are well experienced in property management and lettings and strive to maximise rental returns for our Landlords.
We actively market Martin & Co through the media, networking groups and on-line to create awareness for our business and the services we have to offer at the best fees on the high street!
Ask about our free Promise rent guarantee available on any new fully managed lets, designed to provide peace of mind in these challenging economic times. We also offer a free rental appraisal service to Buy to Let investors for their proposed investment properties and work closely with Linden Homes for their prestigious Mosaic development.
St Albans the Heart and Soul of Herts!
The City and district of St Albans with a population of over 120 000 has a reputation of being an affluent, prosperous area with nearly 50% of residents being degreed and working outside of the district. Following the demise of the manufacturing industry in the early 90's, the local economy today is made up predominantly of offices, small enterprises, retailing, catering and tourism based enterprises. And throughout the year lively cultural events and festivals are also held including CAMR'A's world famous festival too! Sports and recreation are not forgotten with numerous tennis centres, golf courses sports & fitness centres and of course beautiful countryside walks.
St Albans has been shaped by history and in Roman times even rivalled Londinium as the capital of England! As Hertfordshire's oldest town, St Albans has been shaped by over 2000 years of human occupation since first appearing as a Celtic Iron Age settlement to a vibrant cosmopolitan City with an enviable blend of the old and the new.
Eat drink and be merry; in St Albans you're certainly not short of options! With the most pubs per square mile of any City in the UK, you won't be short of options from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in Abbey Mill Lane, the oldest pub in England to the Horn, the best live music pub in England in 2009 there is a pub to suit every taste.
St Albans offers a vibrant and varied range of arts and entertainment whatever the weather at the Abbey Theatre, The Alban Arena and Maltings Arts Theatre to name but a few. And other must see sites include the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, the Clock Tower, the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, Butterfly World, Royal National Rose Society Garden and the Verulamium Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain. One of the highlights of the year is the St Albans Festival held in June/July where the City comes alive with music and entertainment in the local parks, pubs, streets and theatres.
One of St Alban's greatest assets it’s well known and well respected local schools with many families moving into the area to benefit from what these fine schools have to offer. There are 9 State secondary schools including Beaumont, Loreto College, Marlborough, St Albans Girls School to name but a few and 3 Independent secondary schools namely St Albans School, St Columba College and St Albans High School for Girls. There is also a good selection of primary schools throughout the district too.
A Great Commuter City
The location of the City with its close proximity to London makes St Albans the ideal place for rail and road commuters who need to be close to the action but yet want to live in the beautiful and peaceful Hertfordshire countryside. It’s within a 20 minute rail commute to London plus quick and easy access to the A1, A1M and the M25. St Albans attract a vast number of young professionals wanting to move to here and at Martin & Co, we usually have many prospective tenants registered and ready to move! In fact in some cases, we have let properties within 30 minutes of coming onto the market!
ARLA has called on the Chancellor to regulate letting agents when he delivers his Autumn Statement next week. Although the Autumn Statement is a…
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HomeLet, the independent tenant referencing company used by Martin & Co St Albans, are being asked to carry out their referencing services as normal,…
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Recent Google Reviews from our Landlords
From the moment we met Merril & Richard we knew we were going to entrust our property to them to…
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Google Review #2
Richard & Merril have provided a first class, personalised service from day 1.
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When completing the largest independent survey in the UK lettings market Martin & Co achieved a landlord satisfaction rating of over 93%2013 ESTAS Customer Service Survey
Dear Merril & Richard, It is now just over one year that I have moved into my new abode. I was extremely grateful to meet you having found an immediate aura of confidence and efficiency particularly because of my having experienced such poor treatment elsewhere. Thank you so much for being there and for the excellent service. Yours sincerely, Mrs E ITenant Thank You!
Thank you so much! The house is a perfect match for me. I was very surprised today at how clean it is and realise I could easily have moved straight in. The whole process since first making contact with you has been highly efficient and pleasant and has been nothing like my previous experience of letting agents. March 2013Dr K
32. Overall, we are very happy with our letting agent, Martin & Co St Albans. Richard is efficient, of strong character and we have a good working relationship with him.ESTAS 2013 - Landlord Feedback
31. I would happily recommend Richard and Merril Cleal as agents in the letting area, they offer a friendly and personal service.ESTAS 2013 - Landord Feeback
30. Richard and Merril have always been a pleasure to deal with and have handled all matters promptly and effectivelyESTAS 2013 - Landlord Feedback
29. Best service I have experienced thus far during the 5 years of letting my propertyESTAS 2013 - Landlord Feedback
28. Very professional in all aspects of finding a tenant.ESTAS 2013 - Landlords Feedback
27. Martin and Co St Albans have been very good and did keep me informed every step of the way, got tenants very quickly, gave suggestions, got a higher rent than last year. Always found time to talk to us.ESTAS 2013 - Landlord Feedback
26. I find Martin & Co St Albans to be very professional,friendly and always approachable when needed. They make the whole process of letting very stress free which is a credit to them.ESTAS 2013 - Landlords Feedback