LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Leatherhead

23/05/2011

Buy-to-let mortgage availability rising

Mortgage finance for buy-to-let properties has improved in recent months and availability is now better than at any time since October 2008. According to the latest research from Moneyfacts.co.uk, there are now 463 buy-to-let mortgages available on

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Leatherhead

20/05/2011

Martin & Co brand celebrates 25 years

“YOU cannot compromise the values upon which a successful business has been founded. Your good name is everything; in this case my name, because it’s above the door!” Richard Martin, Chairman – Martin & Co. Martin & Co celebrated 15 years of

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Leatherhead

11/05/2011

New guide to tenancy deposits published

New tenancy deposit guidelines will provide more protection for landlords and help to improve standards in the lettings industry, it has been claimed. Mydeposits.co.uk, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) have published

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Leatherhead

06/05/2011

Martin & Co scoop customer service awards for the third year in a row

The Martin & Co network fought off stiff competition from both large and independent letting agents to scoop 7 regional (more regional gold and silver awards than any other lettings chain at the 2011 ESTAS) and 1 national award at the ESTAS. Both well

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Leatherhead

03/05/2011

Property inventories 'more important than ever'

Landlords have been reminded of the importance of drawing up full inventories listing all items in their buy-to-let properties. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) said inventories are more important than ever given the size of the

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Leatherhead

14/04/2011

The professional inventory – what is ‘fair wear and tear?

The following article has been taken from the February 2011 edition of "PROPERTYdrum." Martin & Co (Leatherhead and Dorking) recommend the use of an aiic approved inventory clerk. The professional inventory – what is ‘fair wear and tear? Pat

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Leatherhead

12/04/2011

One in three landlords raise rent this year

Nearly a third of landlords have increased rents during the first quarter of the year, research from buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon has revealed.The research shows that 32% of landlords have raised rents across their portfolios during the period

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Leatherhead

06/04/2011

Capital and Rental Growth - The ideal mix in property investment

It’s great news when as a residential property investor the value of your stock is rising and at the same time the rent you charge is also rising. It’s unusual for the two to coincide. The general rule, the circle of profit, is that when property

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Leatherhead

01/04/2011

The Budget - Good or bad for residential property investors?

Our overall 'take' is that this is an encouraging budget for Landlords and business owners. Martin & Co Budget Summary:To read our view on the areas of the budget that are most likely to effect residential buy-to-let property investors please click

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Leatherhead

23/03/2011

Age Increase in 1st time buyers

A new report from the property website GLOBRIX has indicated that aspiring first-time buyers anticipate being 40 or older when they buy their first home. According to the new research the situation for first-time buyers is worsening. Its research showed

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Leatherhead

22/03/2011

85% Buy-to-let Mortgages are back.

Higher loan to value mortgages a sign of easing credit 85% Buy-to-let Mortgages are back. There are very few, yet some lenders are starting to stick their toe back in. Are they competitive mortgages Surprisingly – not bad! If The Kensington are

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