LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Merthyr Tydfil

20/09/2013

we don’t just wait for our tenants

Here at Martin & Co we don’t just wait for our tenants to approach us we actually cross the road ourselves and real them in. As you probably know, the mobile operator EE is creating 200 new jobs in Merthyr Tydfil (if you have not heard, please check

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Merthyr Tydfil

18/09/2013

Seismic shift in attitudes to renting?

Most recent survey of under 35s shows a ‘seismic shift’ in attitudes towards renting. Research released by financial firm LV shows that 52% of under 35s live in rented accommodation and 42% of those are happy to rent for another 10 years. The

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Merthyr Tydfil

16/09/2013

Landlords cannot stop tenants from switching energy suppliers

Ofgem, the energy watchdog, has released a press release publicising the fact that tenants, in most circumstances, have the right to switch energy suppliers and the landlord cannot stop the tenant from doing so. The main thing in this matter comes down

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Merthyr Tydfil

06/09/2013

Who will check the property for you? There is nothing like landlord or agent inspection.

We all know that the tenant has an obligation to report any issues and maintenance problems straight away. So when you do not hear from the tenant you might assume all is fine. However, that is not always true and it is still worth it to visit the

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Merthyr Tydfil

04/09/2013

Tailor made packages – rent to buy

A Landlord came to us, with a conundrum. She had a very nice property that was for sale, and a couple she knew wanted to buy it. The trouble was, at this moment in time, the couple were unable to get a mortgage. The property had been on the market for

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Merthyr Tydfil

03/09/2013

75% of properties do not have EPCs rquired by law

A recent freedom of information request revealed that some 75% privately rented properties do not have Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) required by law since 2008. The FOI request to Department for Communities and Local Government was filed by

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Merthyr Tydfil

02/09/2013

Own a property? Make sure you do not become a target for fraudsters

So what could actually happen? How about a fraudster taking mortgage against your property and yourself not being able to remove mortgage charge – and having to repay it? The fraud is nothing new but if you do not live in the property and the

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Merthyr Tydfil

01/09/2013

Landlord ordered to pay back three times deposit

In what is believed to be one of the first cases brought by tenants under new government regulations started in 2012 (and some calling it a ‘landmark ruling’), a couple in Edinburgh was awarded three times the value of the deposit. The landlord has

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Merthyr Tydfil

29/08/2013

A race track is to be built in Ebbw Vale

The development that has ambition to become to Wales in terms of motor sport what Millenium Stadium is to rugby. The plans were approved few months ago and Heads of the Valleys Development Company (HVDC) are moving ahead. Michael Carrick ,chief executive

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Merthyr Tydfil

28/08/2013

200 new jobs in Merthyr Tydfil

A welcome boost to Merthyr Tydfil economy has been announced by mobile phone company EE who are going to create up to 200 jobs in customer services and sales. Recruitment is said to start this month. The news has been welcome by everyone with MPs, AMs

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Merthyr Tydfil

27/08/2013

BikePark Wales – newly opened world class mountain bike facility in Merthyr Tydfil

BikePark Wales has opened it’s doors just few days ago on 24th of August 2013. An ambitious project showcasing what is possible when enough people come together. The new facility aims to become world class centre for mountain biking with big plans to

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Merthyr Tydfil

27/08/2013

Stark rise in rent arrears due to the 'bedroom tax'

A labour MP, Jessica Morden, has compiled figures that show stark rise in rent arrears in associations in Newport and Monmouth due to the bedroom tax. As a private landlord, there is no need to be alerted as this does not affect you. However, it is

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