LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Our doors may be closed, but we’re still here for you. In line with government advice on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all our Martin & Co branches will be temporarily closed until further notice. The health and safety of our staff and customers is, of course, our number one priority. But while we might not be able to see you, we are still here if you need us. The Martin & Co teams are all working remotely, ensuring we can provide continuous support for all our customers. Please email your nearest branch directly through the website and, most importantly, stay safe and healthy during these difficult times

Oxford

23/11/2013

Take action or your deposit protection may end

Landlords using “MyDeposits” are urged to be aware that the scheme is to end deposit protection automatically after the end of the fixed term of tenancy unless specific action is taken by the landlord or the letting agent. The scheme, a spin-off of

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Oxford

10/09/2013

New laws coming to evict nuisance tenants

A new piece of legislation is set to make a huge difference to landlords, who have previously had difficulties evicting tenants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour

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Oxford

31/08/2013

Students told university could not house them

Hundreds of students arriving in Oxford have been shocked to find out they have nowhere to live. Around 400 students have received the news this week from Oxford Brookes University telling them that rooms in university halls, which had been reserved for

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Oxford

31/08/2013

Students told university could not house them

Hundreds of students arriving in Oxford have been shocked to find out they have nowhere to live. Around 400 students have received the news this week from Oxford Brookes University that rooms in university halls, which had been reserved for them for the

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Oxford

28/08/2013

Bad tenants are on the increase!

Do you manage your own property? If yes, then when was the last time you 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 of

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Oxford

14/08/2013

Landlords are ignoring gas safety, claims report

Shocking research published recently by Shelter and British Gas claims that as many as 1 in 10 landlords and letting agents are failing to carry out mandatory annual gas safety checks and certification in rental properties. Bob Urwin, owner of Oxford

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Oxford

13/08/2013

Buy-to-let mortgage rates falling, says broker

Buy-to-let mortgages are getting cheaper, with a drop in average rates of 0.33% in the second quarter of this year. Mortgage broker TBMC said that the average fixed rate was 4.15%, down from 4.48% in the first quarter, while the average variable rate was

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Oxford

12/08/2013

Empty Oxford shops to be turned into homes

Empty shops are set to be turned into homes from next Spring under permitted development rights and without the need for planning permission. The Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government is proposing that a shop of up to 150 square

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Oxford

12/08/2013

Put your property in safe hands

Renting a property can be a risky business and in a recent survey, one of landlord’s biggest fears was having a tenant in their property that will not leave. An eviction can cost over £800, so having a specialist company to manage this process, free of

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Oxford

17/07/2013

Claire ties the knot!

Staff at Martin & Co Oxford took a few hours off last Saturday afternoon to celebrate the wedding of Claire Urwin, one of the business partners of this rapidly expanding city-centre lettings agency. Father of the Bride and joint business owner, Bob

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Oxford

29/05/2013

"Help to Buy" scheme boosting local property markets

The Government’s announcement regarding the new Help to Buy (HTB) initiative in the Budget has had an immediate impact on sentiment, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. All the key indicators show some improvement in April compared

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Oxford

03/04/2013

Important Changes to Oxford City Council Tax Discounts and Exemptions

Due to changes in legislation, certain council tax discounts and exemptions will be cancelled with effect from 1 April 2013. The changes will affect empty properties, second homes, and new builds. A premium will be charged on properties classed as 'Long

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