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

16/06/2011

Rented Sector Will Grow By 2 Million

A new report by the independant think tank Smith Institute indicates that home ownership has been on a decline since 2003, where home ownership peaked at 70%. The reports also says that if the decline carries on at the present rate then in ten years

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Southampton City

14/06/2011

Specialist Letting Agent or Estate Agent?

Here at Martin and Co Southampton West Letting Agency, we believe that everyone will agree that the property market has been turbulent over the last 2 years or so. During this time many estate agents who before the property price crash simply sold

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Southampton City

10/06/2011

Fantastic Rent Guarantee Offer - The Martin & Co Promise

Exclusive to the Martin & Co, the Promise is a unique service that protects your rental income if one of your tenants goes into arrears. Whilst we reference new tenants, changing circumstances can mean that tenants fall on hard times but for a very

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Southampton City

09/06/2011

Mortgage company tries to take equity!

Are you a landlord that is looking to release equity from your investment property? If so read on..... Martin and Co Southampton West has been informed that landlords that have properties with Mortgage Express, part of the Bradford and Bingley group,

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Southampton City

07/06/2011

Property Checklist For Landlords Going On Holiday

With summer fast approaching and holidays booked, the last thought on a landlords mind is "What shall I do about my property whilst I'm away?" Obviously for a landlord that uses an agent its not so much of a problem as a landlord managing their own

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Southampton City

04/06/2011

Rise in Private Renting

Savills' excellent residential Property Focus, Q2 2011, has now been released. It examines key trends across the UK Property Market and reviews the short and mid term outlook. The report says that, "it is becoming increasingly clear that the structure

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Southampton City

03/06/2011

Are you electrically safe?

With 30 deaths and around 4000 accidents each year involving electricity, it should be a high priority for landlords to have their properties checked over by a qualified electrician. Although it is unlike gas where it is a requirement of law to have

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Southampton City

03/06/2011

Overseas Landlords Tax Forms

Martin & Co Southampton West have been informed by H M Revenue and Customs that the Non Residence Landlord Application Forms are changing. With effect from 1st July 2011, the only form that will be acceptable is the new NRL1 application form:

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Southampton City

31/05/2011

Rental Update for Southampton

There have been many comments in the trade press over the past week concerning the rental market. Currently in Southampton there is a general shortage of 2 and 3 bedroom houses and any Landlords with good quality properties correctly priced can let

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Southampton City

31/05/2011

Southampton Properties Urgently Required.

Landlords, do you have a vacant 2 or 3 bed house in the Southampton Area or 1 or 2 bed flats in the Shirley and surrounding areas. We at Martin and Co are receiving daily enquiries for such properties and we cannot fulfill the demand. If your existing

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Southampton City

26/05/2011

Student Landlords may need to reinvent themselves!

Student Landlords may need to reinvent themselves over coming months and years, to accomodate changes in the circumstances of their core tenants. Director of Martin and Co (Southampton West) Nigel Guppy, part of the UK's No. 1 Letting Agent Chain says

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Southampton City

24/05/2011

Housing Benefit Cuts

More than half of Landlord's have experienced late rent payments in the past year, with housing benefit cuts expected to put further pressure on tenants. Research by the National Landlords Association has found 52% of Landlords have reported rent arrears

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