LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Pontefract

13/07/2014

Empty property? Changes to council tax may prove expensive

The council tax bills for 2014/15 will have been landing on your doorsteps recently. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council changed their policy on empty homes from April 2013 and you could find yourself with a council tax bill to pay once your property

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Pontefract

26/11/2012

Martin & Co celebrates 15th National Conference

Michelle Stoppard, owner of the Pontefract franchise of Martin & Co, attended the company’s national conference on 17 November 2012 joining over 200 franchise owners from the award winning lettings business. The event was held at the prestigious

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Pontefract

14/09/2012

Free insulation offer

We have been advised the Wakefield Energy Savers Scheme is now offering free cavity wall and loft insulation to private householders in the area REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES. All eligibility criteria has been removed, making the scheme accessible to

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Pontefract

15/08/2012

We have been approved!

Martin & Co Pontefract are approved! Pontefract letting agent Martin & Co is delighted to announce they have been accepted as a member of The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) the independent licensing scheme for letting agents. Martin & Co

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Pontefract

12/06/2012

Yorkshire Landlords – Have you been declaring your rental income?

HM Revenue and Customs have announced the creation of a new taskforce to tackle the problem of tax evasion on property transactions. Following on from similar successful schemes, which have targeted restaurants, scrap metal dealers and fast food

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Pontefract

23/05/2012

Cash-rich landlords flourish thanks to low buy-to-let loan rates

The number of loans taken out by landlords increased by a third in the first three months of 2012, compared with the same period last year. Buy-to-let (BTL) loans now account for a record one in eight of all outstanding mortgages and, according to the

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Pontefract

24/04/2012

Martin & Co win gold at the ESTAS 2012

Lettings franchise brand Martin & Co fought off stiff competition to scoop gold for Best Large Letting chain and secured 11 regional awards at the ESTAS. This is the second time Martin & Co have won gold at these awards, previously winning in 2009 and

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Pontefract

24/03/2012

Pontefract Castle wins Design Award

Pontefract Castle has won a prestigious award in Pontefract Civic Society’s 2011 Design Awards, announced at a presentation evening on 5 March 2012. The monument was awarded first place in the Special Commendation category, received for the

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Pontefract

14/03/2012

Switching letting agent proved the right choice

One landlord is celebrating their decision to switch management of their property to Pontefract letting agent Martin & Co. Their tenant gave notice of their intention to move out and the landlord, unhappy at the lack of information about the

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Pontefract

11/02/2012

Landlords benefit as people stay out of the property sales market

According to the latest Hometrack report, sellers and buyers are staying away from the uncertain property market. The report recorded that the number of new buyers has fallen 10.5% in the last month, after a 6.3% fall in December and a 2.2% drop in

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Pontefract

27/01/2012

To Tweet or not to Tweet – that’s not the question.

Social networking has taken the world by storm over recent years. Twitter now claims to have over 100 million users worldwide. With such a large number of users using this communication channel it’s vital that businesses keep up with their market. The

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Pontefract

11/01/2012

More accidental landlords……Tenants in your house?

Latest research from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) indicates that the number of homes coming onto the rental market because they cannot be sold is increasing in some parts of the UK, causing a rise in the number of accidental

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