Plymouth estate agent and letting agent

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Martin & Co Plymouth

Not just another estate agent. Martin & Co Plymouth is a locally owned estate agents which provides full letting agent and sales agent services. It is owned and operated by seasoned landlord and residential property specialists Chris and Merolyn Whitaker. Martin & Co Plymouth aims to make letting or selling your property as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We feel passionately about providing the kind of service that we ourselves would expect, backed up by a very considered and well researched view of the Plymouth property market and delivered with absolute integrity.

Backed by 25 years experience in the estate agency industry of Martin & Co (UK) PLC and over 300 offices nationwide, we are in an unrivaled position to be able to offer the expert advice expected of an agent specialising in Lettings, Sales and Property Management.

With Martin & Co Plymouth you really are able to have the best of both worlds the support and reach of a national network with the bespoke, personal touch of an independently owned and run local estate agents office. We provide free property valuations and would be delighted to come and give you a full market appraisal of your home and requirements.

What we stand for


- Effective Communication - we understand the challenges of being a landlord and of selling property. Having built a property portfolio over the course of the past 15 years, we have dealt with letting agents across the country who have been good, bad and indifferent. We aim to ensure that you are kept appraised of any developments with your property and tenants, both during the tenancy and when the time comes to re-let. We believe that good communication is vital and we will communicate with you as you would like us to, whether that is by phone/text/email or letter. Any property appraisal we conduct for you will be well researched and provide a realistic view of the best possible valuation of your property.

- Value for Money - we understand that all landlords are different in terms of the service levels that they require. We will discuss the support you feel that you need and tailor a solution based around this.

- Integrity - unlike our competitors, we don t mark-up property maintenance work. We continue to look for the best value service for you and ensure that the local tradesmen that we employ deliver this. We take no cut when fixing problems that you may encounter. We think that our terms of business are straight forward and without ambiguity. We hide nothing and you can rely upon us to have an honest dialogue with you. We provide realistic property valuations as part of our very thorough appraisals process.

- Minimised Void Periods - as fellow landlords, we know that it is the void periods that eat into profit from investment property. Martin & Co has some of the lowest void periods of any letting agents, with a national average of just 12 days. This bears testament to our proactive, early and effective marketing. Let us know who you let with currently and we ll let you know what their average time to let is.


- Simplicity we believe that life is too short to be bamboozled by sales representatives and negotiators aiming to earn the largest commission that they are able to. That is why we keep our rates simple and transparent. Our appraisals are our opportunity to speak with you honestly and realistically about the valuation we recommend for your home.

- Flexibility all sellers are different. We will provide a service that is tailored around your needs. It is for that reason that we are the only high street estate agent that offers both a traditional and online sales service, where you can do as much or as little of the work involved in sales as you would like.

- Competitive Fees Our fees are highly competitive and totally transparent .

- 1.44% (inclusive of VAT) for our traditional sales service.

- GBP 699 (inclusive of VAT) for our online service.


- Honest Investment Advice we offer whole of market investment advice. Unlike some of our competitors whose main focus is to sell their properties, we believe that an investor should purchase the property that is right for them and will provide the best return on their investment. We believe that by offering this impartial advice, investors are more likely to use our letting agent services to let and manage their properties.

- Free Investment Advice We produce complimentary, commitment-free investment appraisals for investors. We are always available to discuss your investment criteria in order to build options to suit.

When you are in need of a either a letting agent or sales estate agent you can trust then please contact us to discuss all of your property requirements, including sales, lettings, property investment advice or property management. Alternatively you can follow our blog which provides commentary on the Plymouth property market at

Chris at Martin & Co Plymouth was incredibly helpful in providing us with independent and impartial advice on property investment options within Plymouth. Having taken the time to sit down with us and talk through our requirements, he produced a really useful and timely analysis of the type of options that we could consider. This subsequently informed our investment decisions. I cannot talk highly enough of how supportive he has been through this process. Unlike a number of other agents that we have spoken to who focused on attempting to sell us their properties, Martin & Co Plymouth gave us a set of balanced options. I would recommend their services to any investor looking to buy or let in Plymouth.

I recently engaged the Services of Martin & Co to value two of my Houses - my Residential Home and a Buy to Let Property we own. The communication process from start to finish is not something I have experienced before with an Estate Agent - I even had a text reminder for the Appointment on the day, which I thought was a great personal touch! Chris is very knowledgeable, personable & honest - he talked us through our various options and also gave us his personal & professional opinion on our Properties, which we really appreciated. We have been so impressed with Chris & Merolyn of Martin & Co that we felt there was no reason to speak to any other Estate Agent - and furthermore to endorse this, we will be formally instructing Chris & Merolyn today to sell our Residential Home. I can't speak highly enough of these guys and have and will continue to recommend them in the future. Thank you Chris & Merolyn. Darren Butcher.

My partner and I viewed a rental property on Maristow Avenue. We were shown around the property by a representative called Chris. Unfortunately, after viewing several other properties from other letting agents we decided on renting a different house. However, I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to Chris as he really went the extra mile to ensure we were fully informed. He even contacted us in the evening to enquire about our decision and genuinely seemed pleased we had found a property right for us even though it was with another agency. Of all the estate agents we met that day Chris made a fantastic impression. He was very well presented, polite and informative. Although we have decided to rent from another agent, when we look to purchase a house of our own in the next few years, Chris has singled out Martin and Co as a first choice to visit.

I am very grateful to Martin and Co for taking on the management of my tenancy. My first impressions of courtesy, professionalism and trustworthiness have proved perfectly right. The staff at Martin & Co. have demonstrated skill and efficiency in ameliorating my previously highly aggrieved tenants and successfully calmed what had been a volatile situation.

Recent reviews

Average rating 5 out of 5

Tony Jones

5 out of 5


I was very impressed with the knowledge and expertise that Martin & Co added to the sale of houses that my brother had left in his will. Their advice was invaluable, and it seemed that they couldn't do enough to help. They were always extremely friendly and kept me fully informed at all stages of the sales. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending their services to anyone else. Read more

Jo Martin

5 out of 5


I’ve been extremely impressed with everything that Martin and Co have done in managing my property. They are efficient, conscientious and do not sting me for hidden charges. Highly recommend them. Read more

wayne mathieson

5 out of 5


The team could not do enough for us as we took to becoming landlords for the first time. Always available to provide insight into the whole process. We look forward to a long relationship with Chris and his excellent team. Read more


5 out of 5


Good, honest valuation from Chris; fantastic negotiation and sales chase from Clare Lash-Williams. A good, hard-working company of integrity and performance. Thanks. Read more

john denman

5 out of 5


Everything was carried out in a very professional manner. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Very satisfied. John Denman Read more

Call on 01752 255255 between 9:00 – 14:00

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27 Mutley Plain

Opening hours

  • 9:00 – 18:00 Monday.
  • 9:00 – 18:00 Tuesday.
  • 9:00 – 18:00 Wednesday.
  • 9:00 – 18:00 Thursday.
  • 9:00 – 18:00 Friday.
  • 9:00 – 14:00 Saturday.

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