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Martin & Co St Albans

Join those 'in the know' who choose Martin & Co!

Professionalism and exceptional customer service are the two core values in delivering our ESTAS award winning service.

Martin & Co (St Albans) is a privately owned, local family run business who form part of the national Martin & Co brand which boasts 280 offices up and down the country. We provide clients with a refreshingly different approach to residential lettings and sales in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding villages. As a local team who are responsible for their own business, we make decisions in the best interest of our clients with the support of one of the largest letting agents in the country when it comes to legal and contract support.

Our numerous 5 star Google reviews and testimonials, from local and overseas landlords and tenants, are a proud testament to the superior level of our service we do deliver. We invite you to read these on our website or simply Google 'Martin & Co St Albans'.

In January 2015 we expanded our business to complete the range of landlord services offered, by including Estate Agency Sales and Investment Options. We are pleased to report that within a month, we had sold our first 3 properties! Martin & Co have taken this change to what we offer very seriously, providing us with a strong business model. This means we can offer two sales services; either a competitive traditional sales service or an online fixed fee option.

So for local property knowledge and advice on maximising the return on your property investment, please call us on 01727 898236 to see why those in the know choose Martin & Co to deliver!

I have had such great service from Martin & Co in St Albans! I entrusted them with my home after I moved abroad; they have treated me & my wife with nothing but courtesy & are always helpful. I can happily know that they are caring for my property & keep me informed of all maintenance issues. I can recommend them highly.

My husband and I have rented properties for over 10 years and dealt with many estate agents. In all this time we can honestly say that we haven't meant one as good as Martin & Co. They are not only the friendliest agents we've ever dealt with but also the most efficient. The check in and checkout was seamless, nothing was ever too much trouble and they even took our meter readings and updated our utility companies for us. St Albans has many estate agents so if you're looking for a property to let, I'd recommend starting with Martin & Co and taking the stress out of renting. We can't recommend them enough.

Merril, Richard and their team are the most attentive and considerate letting agents that I have used. From helping us find a property to the ongoing management they have looked after our needs and gone the further mile in regards to fitting in with our timescales and wider needs. I would strongly recommend them. James C

I have been working with Richard & Merril since 2010. I have found them both to be professional, kind, efficient and very helpful. Their communication with me has been excellent. They always return my phone calls and I cannot speak highly enough of them. Their work ethic and people skills are a credit to Martin & Co.

I own 2 flats in St Albans, which I am letting out through Martin & Co. I switched to Martin & Co. from another letting agent that I was having problems with, and it was the best decision to make the move. Richard and Merril are first class, really outstanding service, nothing is too much trouble. They get the basics right (simple things like consistently paying the rent onwards to the landlord's account on time every month, which believe it or not my previous agent could not get right!) and also go the extra mile and are fully on top of things like contacting the landlord and tenant well in advance of renewals of lease, etc, to make sure everything is organised. I was in particular extremely pleased with work we needed done to the flats that they co-ordinated - they have great contacts with local suppliers/workmen, which ensures good quality and cost-effective service. They also provide very much a 'consultative' service (in comparison to other agents) and took the time to work with me as landlord to do a proper assessment of the market before advising on achievable rental rates, and then when it came to negotiating with tenants they didn't just recommend taking the first offer to keep their lives easy, they really pushed for the maximum rental achievable. All in all, a huge breath of fresh air, I highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed. In the world of letting agents there are many unscrupulous people out there, but here you get the best of both worlds - local friendly family-owned service backed by a large company in Martin & Co.

I cannot praise Merril and Richard at Martin & Co St Albans highly enough for their professional and helpful approach. As a Landlord, this is so important for peace of mind - knowing that any problems will be solved quickly and efficiently. When my current tenant moves on, I know that Martin & Co will soon find a fully referenced tenant fast. Peta Mc

From a tenant's perspective, Richard & Merril have been brilliant. Always helpful, communicative, and a pleasure to deal with. They've helped me find two rental properties in the last 18 months, and both times the process has been very straightforward and transparent. Their attention to detail, and thorough approach to managing property, leaves me feeling that they are reliable, conscientious, and honest, and I'd have no hesitation in using again in future.

Richard & Merril of Martin & Co St Albans provide simply excellent service. As a tenant, I have found them to be extremely diligent, organised, reliable and trustworthy throughout the whole rental process. They're always on hand to help with any question you might have and offer their assistance with a smile. In a class of their own

I cannot recommend Martin and Co St Albans highly enough. Merril and Richard provide a first class stress free service....with a smile ! I have been with them for three and a half years. From day one they inspired confidence and have gone " the extra mile" to ensure satisfaction. The level of service I have received has exceeded my expectations!

We've been landlords for a relatively short time but have been impressed by the service we have received. Richard & Merril are experienced, diligent and professional. GU

During the 3 years I have let properties through Richard and Merril of Martin and Co they have provided a consistently excellent service. They are very professional with regards to all aspects of the tenancy agreement e.g. with respect to contract renewals and terminations. They have a very good knowledge about the state of rental market, and I have been very impressed with their ability to find suitable tenants for my properties.

We're very thankful that we found Merril & Richard from Martin & Co. They take the stress out of letting and we'd highly recommend them to anyone. When I initially moved to the UK 14 months ago for work, I started the challenging process of finding an apartment sharing with a friend & colleague. We luckily found Merril & Richard from Martin & Co. They were very helpful, whether it was viewing times, assistance with the rental process or general questions (and I had a lot obviously). We found what we were looking for quite easy with their help. Throughout the tenancy they continued to provide professional & friendly support. Since I've been looking for a family home, now my wife and son have moved to the UK, Richard & Merril have continued to assist us with our search. It's fair to say they have gone above and beyond any letting agent I've had dealings with in the past (here or in Ireland). Of course they have now successfully found us a great family home and are now assisting us with transferring from one place to another and have smoothed out the process. It's been very important to us that Merril & Richard have taken out the stress of letting. Very professional helpful service from Merril, Richard and staff at the office. If you're letting in the area they should be your first port of call.

From the moment we met Merril & Richard we knew we were going to entrust our property to them to manage our tenants for us. We received first class service and they spent as long as was required to find out about our requirements to ensure they sourced the most suitable tenants for us. We secured a very good tenant almost immediately and every communication with us as landlords and with our tenants have been fast, accurate and dealt with effectively to completion. I would recommend Martin & Co in St. Albans to any landlord and tenant and would never use anyone else. Having moved abroad in the meantime, Merril & Richard have continued to provide the same seamless service and communication with no changes at all and is as if we still lived in the UK. Thank you for complete peace of mind. Colette Y


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The area

St Albans - the Heart and Soul of Herts!

St Albans, a unique English Cathedral City, has a colourful history from Roman times with beautiful medieval and Victorian architecture. It has a bustling city centre with a colourful street market, established over 1000 years ago, held every Wednesday and Saturday. It is very easy to get here too, with a quick 20 minute commute from London St Pancras. Close to the M1 and M25 motorways and also within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.

Another of St Alban's greatest assets is its excellent selection of well respected state and private schools, with many families moving into the area to benefit from these well respected schools.

Surrounded by beautiful green countryside, St Albans boasts lush green parks with cycle tracks, golf courses and a new leisure centre with 2 swimming pools, a gym and spa.

For arts and entertainment, there are 2 theatres, a recently refurbished 500 seater Odyssey cinema plus live music venues.

You are spoilt for choice when dining out in St Albans; with over 100 fine restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and the most pubs per square mile including Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, England s oldest pub!

It s no wonder St Albans is such a sought after place to call home!

The team

Photograph of Richard Cleal

Richard Cleal — Principal

Richard, together with his wife Merril, opened their ARLA licenced St Albans office in April 2010. Richard holds a BComm and MARLA qualification and is responsible for the marketing, management and Landlord relations. Living local and with a passion for property, he has valuable experience in advising landlords, vendors and B-T-L investors on maximising their property returns in St Albans and surrounds.

Photograph of Merril Cleal

Merril Cleal — Principal

Wife, mother, baby boomer, rugby aficionado and queen of multi-tasking, Merril left South Africa 5 years ago to open the St Albans office, along with husband Richard. Merril oversees the day to day running of the office and prides herself on her organisational skills and her communicative ability to ensure all aspects of the business are dealt with timeously and professionally.

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Will Lau — Lettings Manager

Son-in-law Will, joined the family business in 2014 having relocated from the USA. A BSc graduate with 15 years sales experience in the building industry, he is well equipped to deal with all aspects of the lettings/ sales business with a focus on property management. A sports enthusiast, Will is an avid Ohio Buckeyes Football fan. He loves the great outdoors, camping and African Safari's.

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Charlotte Phillips — Lettings Apprentice

The youngest member of the team, Charlotte was born and raised in St Albans. Now in the second year of her apprenticeship, she is thriving on the fast pace of lettings and sales, meeting people and facing new challenges. Charlotte enjoys building relationships with landlords and tenants alike. Her indepth knowledge of the area is hugely beneficial as she has a good insight into local schools, transport links and all that St Albans has to offer.

Photograph of Peta McKeon

Peta McKeon — Part Time Administrator

In early 2011, Peta McKeon joined us in a part-time role. Her background experience as the function co-ordinator at St Albans leading hotel highlights her strong customer service approach in matching tenants to the right properties. Peta also assists with the management visits ensuring that our managed portfolio is well maintained. In her down time, Peta and her husband like to be out and about with their dogs exploring the English countryside.


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92 London Road
St. Albans

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