Preston estate agent and letting agent

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Martin & Co Preston

94% of landlord clients would recommend our service and personal recommendation is our single biggest source of new business.

Nationally renowned brand, local market expertise, entrepreneurial drive.We have been letting homes since 1986, and we are now one of the four biggest letting agencies in the UK. Despite our national size, we have not lost our personal touch.

All of our offices are owner-managed by franchisees who know their market inside out and whose focus is on delivering great service and building a loyal client base.

We attract high quality tenants and work hard to make their experience of renting a home as smooth as possible. This approach results in longer tenancies, fewer voids and tenants who pay their rent on time and who don't cause damage.

We're with you every step of the way

If you are new to lettings we will be infinitely patient and take time to explain the rental process, and your legal obligations as a landlord. If you are making a new investment are you looking for the best rental yield, the possibility of future capital appreciation, are you minded to manage it yourself? Total returns can vary dramatically within the same city and stock selection is key to how successful your buy-to-let investment strategy will prove.

Minimising the risk of rent arrears

All our tenants are referenced and credit checked using state-of-the-art techniques, which mean we can give a 100% guarantee that they will pay rent for the lifetime of the tenancy, or we will pay the legal cost of evicting them.

Our rate of rent default is vanishingly low, because unlike the "average" agent we continue to check credit status throughout the tenancy and if a serious impediment such as an IVA, or CCJ is recorded on your tenants credit file we will let you know.

Full range of services

Our service starts with finding one tenant and can extend right up to the UK-wide management of a whole portfolio. We let properties, we collect rent, we can insure your property and its contents, and we can guarantee you will receive the rent. We can also manage your properties to the extent that you need never get involved. Whatever service you need, we work hard to make you feel we are good value for the fees we charge.

When it comes to sales, we are doing things a little different.

We're part of a new breed of estate agents offering sellers a choice when it comes to selling their property. So, we are offering both a commission based Traditional Estate Agency Service where we handle all aspects of your sale, and a Fixed Fee Online service*

The difference between us and other online agents is that we have real people, in local offices, to help guide you through the sales process.

Our trusted and time-tested Traditional Estate Agency service provides a hassle-free approach to selling your home. Every aspect of your sale is taken care of by a local property expert, all the way through to completion. Dedicated and experienced experts proactively present your property to the right buyers and use their skills to achieve the best possible price for your property. This service is ideal if you only want to pay for success.

Nowadays, most sales are driven by big property websites, which only allow registered estate agents to advertise. Our Online service only requires a fixed upfront fee for us to advertise on your behalf. This service is ideal if you're confident enough to manage the sale of your own home, and willing to take on the responsibility involved.

We invest heavily in our people and our technology. Each office is run by highly qualified, experienced local people, who, having owned and invested in property themselves, understand the frustration of using the merely average agent. You'll benefit from their extreme professionalism and commitment to customer service.

I have been renting since I started university about 10 years ago, I have to say I have been very impressed with Martin and Co, both pre and post-takeover. Many thanks for all your help, and please pass on my compliments to the team.

I recommended Martin & Co to family due to their efficiency and the fact that they always follow through on what they say

I chose to market my property for sale with Martin & Co due to their no nonsense straightforward approach.

Recent reviews

Average rating 5 out of 5

Phil Owen

5 out of 5

24-01-2017

Great forward thinking lettings and sales agency. Read more

A Google User

5 out of 5

09-04-2010

In February of this year our tenants ended their agreement at short notice due to personal difficulties and left us with an empty house. We contacted martin and co. of Preston and explained that we needed tenants in quickly. They asked us the right questions to find out the type of tenants we were looking for and the terms of the rental. Martin & co. then wrote an excellent description of the property, highlighting the unique aspects of the property and made it engaging for the potential tenants. Martin & co. operated extremely quickly having posted the letting on RightMove and other letting sites within a few hours. They then proceeded to conduct the initial vetting of applications giving us four good potential tenants within 2 days, all of which were suitable tenants. It should be noted their people skills are second to none and their experience in the field means they have a good idea of what the people are like, even after a few phone calls this proved to be a deciding factor in who we chose to let the house to. Overall the staff at martin and co. are friendly, helpful and have a passion for getting your property occupied as soon as possible. It is on these facts that I would strongly recommend for all your letting requirements. If you want your property rented quickly and professionally with people you can talk to easily they are the ones for the job. Our house in now let to one of the tenants referred to us by martin & co and things have gone very smoothly and we look forward to doing more business in the future.

Call today on 01772 881717 between 9:00 – 17:30

Branch details

Call 01772 881717 between 9:00 — 17:30.

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12 Lune Street
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2NL

Opening hours

  • 9:00 – 17:30 Monday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Tuesday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Wednesday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Thursday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Friday.
  • 9:30 – 13:30 Saturday.

Our fees

Fees to landlords and tenants

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