LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Following the government’s update on 13th May 2020 regarding home moving in England during the Covid-19 outbreak, we are pleased to announce our branches in England will start re-opening their doors for booked appointments over the coming weeks. Health and safety remains our main priority, and a number of strict measures will be put in place to protect our staff and customers. Our offices in Scotland and Wales will continue to support customers from home. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Empty property? Changes to council tax may prove expensive

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 has been unoccupied for more than 30 days.

Martin & Co recognise that keeping the void period between tenants to a minimum is very important to landlords and this change in council tax policy increases the pressure to ensure a quick turnaround.

We understand the way your letting agent manages the end of a tenancy is as important as getting the tenants signed up in the first instance.

If you've got an empty property and are faced with an unexpected council tax bill now might be the time to think about changing your letting agent.

Martin & Co in Pontefract is the only letting agent in the Pontefract and Castleford area licensed by NALS - the National Approved Letting Scheme (correct as at July 2014). For your peace of mind we're also a member of SAFEagent and include client money protection as standard.

Contact us now to start the switch!