LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Southampton City

25/01/2012

Why choose us?

Does your letting agent treat your property like it's their own? Can they make decisions without having to go to their manager or head office? Do you they care who lives in your property?

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Southampton City

14/12/2011

SMS Service To Speed Up Deposit Return

A common problem found in the private rental market is the speed in which tenants are able to get their deposits back, particularly when they need the funds for another property. The Deposit Protection Service has now introduced a new SMS service that

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Southampton City

13/12/2011

Protect Your Rent

As Christmas is nearly upon us, tenants will be looking to spend their hard earned money on presents for family and friends. However Shelter, the charity who helps fight against homelessness, have suggested that many tenants will skip rental payments

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Southampton City

30/11/2011

Connect With Us

Chat to us Martin and Co Southampton West is Southampton's premier letting agent and we love to be given feedback or answer any questions you may have about the property industry. In short we love property, so if you share the same passion as us about

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Southampton City

23/11/2011

Seasonal Dip To Kick In

With Christmas only 32 days away peoples focus turns to presents, gifts and other things. This is represented in the lowered demand for property over the winter months. However rents are still 4% higher than those 12 months ago. Southampton's rental

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Southampton City

18/11/2011

More People To Rent Than Buy Within 15 Years, According To Public

Independent research carried out on behalf of Grainger, by Brunswick. The survey questioned 2,220 members of the general public and found that over half (54%) thought that in 15 years’ time there will be more people in the UK renting than owning their

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Southampton City

17/11/2011

Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee (MIG) To Be Announced

A Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee (MIG) is expected to be announced when Chancellor George Osborne presents his Autumn statement on the 29th November 2011. Reports suggest that ministers are currently looking over plans drawn up by the the

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Southampton City

10/11/2011

Landlords looking to expand their portfolios

This years Q3 figures found that more than a third of all buy-to-let applications were for remortgages. Statistics from Paragon state that 42% of mortgage brokers said that their landlords were looking to expand their portfolios. The top two reasons

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Southampton City

02/11/2011

Are your savings earning you 5%? If not read on....

Martin and Co Southampton West have secured preferential terms for 'Investor Landlords" with Barratt Homes on a brand new block of 24 apartments which could see gross rental yields of 5% plus. Near to the variety of shops and amenities on Winchester

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Southampton City

26/10/2011

Let Your Property Fast!

What's your main priority when choosing agent? Is it that you can pick up the phone and be able to speak to the person in charge without having to call head office or deal with an employee with no powers? Or is it to have maximum exposure to the rental

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Southampton City

25/10/2011

HMO Final Decision

The local council have confirmed this week that they are to go ahead with the implementation of the Article 4 Direction in March 2012. The Article 4 Direction means that as of the 23rd of March 2012, landlords will need to apply for planning

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Southampton City

19/10/2011

Private Rental Sector Running Low

According to ARLA, nearly three quarters (74%) of agents saying demand is outstripping supply. This trend is much greater in the London and South East areas. The average tenancy length has also increased to 19 months, again limiting the amount of

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