LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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Manchester Prestwich

25/06/2013

Our Sales Negotiator takes on Snowdonia for charity

On Sunday 30th June, Andrew Lester, Sales Negotiator at Martin & Co Manchester Whitefield takes on the challenge of climbing Snowdonia, the highest mountain in the British Isles, in aid of a local charity. His chosen charity, Derian House is a local

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Manchester Prestwich

24/01/2013

Fire safety in rented property

As letting agents we are frequently asked by landlords, ‘Do I really have to put smoke alarms up in my rental properties?’ Building regulations require that all properties built after June 1992 must have a mains-operated inter-connected smoke alarm

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Manchester Prestwich

20/12/2012

Landlords, be prepared!

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin Winter can be a tough and expensive time for Landlords. Make sure your property is ready for this winter season. At Martin & Co Whitefield our fully managed properties

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Manchester Prestwich

10/09/2012

It’s not too late to benefit from Landlord initiatives

Earl Hyman of Martin & Co Whitefield has reported that his local council in Bury are running a ‘Get me toasty!’ campaign which is encouraging Landlords to take advantage of free insulation for their rented properties. Over the coming months it is

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Manchester Prestwich

22/04/2012

New 2012 EPC Regulations

New regulations affecting buildings' energy performance are due to come into force next month. The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 go live on 6 April 2012. While changes to

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Manchester Prestwich

26/05/2011

'Volatile' property market to drive up rental demand?

A "volatile" housing market could be a boost to those investing in buy-to-let properties. According to new data from the Department for Communities and Local Government, prices over the first three months of the year were 0.5 per cent down on the

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Manchester Prestwich

10/05/2011

Landlords warned over copper theft

Landlords may wish to review their buy-to-let insurance policies following a police warning over copper theft from unoccupied properties. Officers in Lincolnshire said there has been an increase in the number of incidents being reported across the

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Manchester Prestwich

03/05/2011

Mortgage market 'unlikely to fall'

Latest figures on mortgage lending will be welcomed by landlords with buy-to-let properties as the statistics suggest loan approvals are broadly stable. Recent data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showed that gross mortgage lending across the

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Manchester Prestwich

27/04/2011

Shelter warns that rogue landlords are taking advantage of rental sector boom

New figures released by Shelter today show a worrying rise in complaints about rogue landlords at the very time the private rented sector sees its biggest growth on record. New figures released by Shelter today show a worrying rise in complaints about

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Manchester Prestwich

20/04/2011

Rental market sees increase in higher value properties

The beginning of 2011 saw an influx of higher value property into the private rented sector, according to the latest research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).Research for Q1 2011 shows an 11.6% increase in the average capital

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Manchester Prestwich

15/04/2011

Landlords ignore health and safety rules

Many landlords are still blissfully unaware of even basic health and safety rules when leaving their properties for rental, according to The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). For example, one in ten rented properties have items such

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Manchester Prestwich

12/04/2011

Tenant demand surge

The average void period of private rented sector property has fallen for three consecutive quarters on the back of strong levels of tenant demand, research by buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon has revealed.The average annual void period recorded in

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