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

14/08/2013

Bad tenants on the rise?

Do you manage your own property? If yes, then when was the last time you have visited it. Are you sure your tenant is taking care of your property? It would seem regular visits are now more important than ever as the Chairman of the AIIC (Association

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Merthyr Tydfil

13/08/2013

Universal Credit roll-out delayed

It might be a good news for any landlord who was dreading the roll-out of the Ian Duncan’s flagship scheme. The Work and Pension Secretary provided updated to the scheme and deciding to extend the trail area from the current four centres by including 6

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Merthyr Tydfil

07/08/2013

Thermal imagining reveals over 6,000 so called ‘beds in sheds’

Slough Borough Council have commissioned Bluesky to deliver a thermal image map of the borough. The aim was to build a detailed map that would reveal any outbuildings that could potentially be so called ‘beds in sheds’ – an illegally converted or

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Merthyr Tydfil

06/08/2013

Why use Martin & Co? Because we are going the extra mile

Why use Martin & Co? Because we are going the extra mile working hard for you and it has a visible impact on your property. Please read on what Sarah, our Senior Lettings Negotiator, has done during one of viewings: Whilst conducting a viewing, I met

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Merthyr Tydfil

05/08/2013

Problem with the electrical safety of rented properties

A most recent study by Electrical Safety Council (www.esc.org.uk) suggests that there is a serious problem with the electrical safety of rented properties. Their study found that 1.7 milion private tenants have reported problems with electric installation

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Merthyr Tydfil

05/08/2013

Going the extra mile

Why use Martin & Co? Because we are going the extra mile and it has a visible impact on your property. Please read on what Sarah, our Senior Lettings Negotiator, has done during one of her viewings: Whilst conducting a viewing, I met with a lovely

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Merthyr Tydfil

31/07/2013

Mandatory licensing of properties to rent in Wales

It is not long before Wales will introduce mandatory register of all landlords and their properties. It is called Welsh Agents and Landlords Licensing Scheme (WALLS). It is set to be introduced in the Welsh Housing Bill due for the autumn 2013. What it

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Merthyr Tydfil

31/07/2013

Small gift from our landlord

Thank you very much to Jane C, one of our landlords, for the kind present in the form of 4 bottles of Prosecco. We knew we must be doing something right but obviously it is not every day that we receive bottles of bubbles. We let and manage 3

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Merthyr Tydfil

29/07/2013

Mandatory register of all landlords in Wales

It is not long before Wales will introduce mandatory register of all landlords and their properties. It is called Welsh Agents and Landlords Licensing Scheme (WALLS). It is set to be introduced in the Welsh Housing Bill due for the autumn 2013. What it

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Merthyr Tydfil

26/07/2013

Renting Homes White Paper

Did you know that in not too distant future Wales will have it’s own legislation regarding renting homes? This will be the result of Welsh Housing Bill. Right now, we are coming to an end of Renting Homes White Paper consultation that was launched

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Merthyr Tydfil

03/10/2012

New staff member at Martin & Co

We are proud to announce that we have found a suitable replacement for our Senior Lettings Negotiator, Patricia Amesbury, in the person of highly experienced Sarah Cule. Sarah Cule joined Martin & Co on 24th of September 2012 and will take on the role of

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Merthyr Tydfil

19/09/2012

Boiler Flues in Ceiling Spaces

Important advice for consumers who have flues which run in ceiling spaces Some properties, mainly flats and apartments, have been built with boiler flues which cannot be inspected because they are hidden behind walls or ceilings. The boiler flues that

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