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.