LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Southampton City

12/10/2011

New Property Developments Now Require Parking

Previously, planning rules under the Labour Government prevented new developments from having proper parking. This has led to blocks of flats being built with little or in some cases no parking. Now under the Coalition Government councils can now

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Southampton City

10/10/2011

Rent Your Property Fast

As demand continues to outstrip supply property availability is minimal. The rental sector is strong in Southampton, with correctly priced, quality accomodation going quickly and as result stock levels are low. So.... If you have a property in

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Southampton City

07/10/2011

Southampton Council Tax Frozen

Southampton residents will be pleased to know that council tax has been frozen for the second successive year by the Conservatives. This will be a welcome relief for tenants as rising living costs and rents put strain on their

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Southampton City

04/10/2011

Buy-To-Let Trends

Below you will find some interesting statistics on the buy-to-let market... • Average rents across the UK are now £791 per month, an increase on July 2011, meanwhile average salaries have dropped slightly • London is continuing to set new records

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Southampton City

03/10/2011

Winter Proofing Your Properties (5 Top Tips)

As the sunny warm weather continues it's easy to over look the winter months ahead, however doing so maybe an expensive mistake. Here at Martin and Co we recommend several checks to make sure your property is in it's best possible condition as winters

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Southampton City

30/09/2011

Landlords Unaware Of EPC's

Thirty five percent of UK landlords are unaware of the energy performance of their properties, according to Letting Agents. More than a sixth of landlords (17%) surveyed by The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) thought that their

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Southampton City

28/09/2011

The New Build Checklist

Following on from our previous article on why new build property is an excellent option when looking to expand your portfolio, we give you the new build checklist.... Below are 8 checks you should make when buying a new build property. 1. Check

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Southampton City

26/09/2011

75% of Investors Are Set To Add To Their Portfolio

Seventy six percent of UK property investors are looking to add to their portfolio's over the next 12 months. Investment firm Assetz conducted a survey of it's investors which found that there was an increased confidence, as landlords said that strong

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Southampton City

23/09/2011

Three Great Reasons For Investing In New Property

With the current economic climate there are many great deals to be had on buying another investment property and increasing your portfolio. Below are three great reasons to buy new property instead of old. New Build Guarantee When you buy a new

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Southampton City

20/09/2011

Article 4 Directions

Shared houses and flats could require planning permission in the future, where local councils make an article 4 direction. Existing shared houses have established use and are not affected. But you could lose the right to rent your property as a shared

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Southampton City

19/09/2011

Benefits reform could result in increased arrears

Landlord Assist, a nationwide tenant eviction and referencing company, says that landlords could be tempted to withdraw from the social housing sector if housing benefit payments under the new Universal Credit system are paid to tenants rather than

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Southampton City

14/09/2011

Is your Boiler Ready For Winter?

Did you know it's the very first gas safety week this week? Well it is so we thought it would be an excellent idea to give you some suggestions to make sure your boiler stays in great working order during those chilly winter months and avoid those extra

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