LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Southend-on-Sea

17/12/2013

Thank you

Here at Martin & Co Southend on sea we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our Landlords and VENDORS for making 2013 another successful year. Not only have we let a huge number of properties over the year, we have also been SELLING houses and flats

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Southend-on-Sea

23/04/2013

Margaret Thatcher and the modern housing market

Remembering Margaret Thatcher and her role in shaping the modern property market, Managing Director of Martin & Co (UK), Ian Wilson, gives his thoughts. “It’s hard to overstate the impact Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative Government had on the

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Southend-on-Sea

23/04/2013

Still difficult for first time buyers to get on the property ladder

Martin & co have sourced this information from Rightmove. They forecast first-time buyers for the final quarter of 2012 reveals that 25 per cent of those who intend to purchase in the next 12 months will do so for the first time, still well adrift of the

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Southend-on-Sea

23/04/2013

Does your Agent offer zero commission service

An award winning property business is turning heads on the high street with a sales service which charges zero commission. Martin & Co’s Sales Subscription Service means Sellers can choose only those elements of a traditional Estate Agency service they

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Southend-on-Sea

07/02/2013

Safety Checks & Compliance

We know that it can be tough reading through reams of small print, which is why we’ve taken the most important points and detailed them in our Safety Checks & Compliance article. Furniture and Fire Regulations Furniture and fire safety regulations

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Southend-on-Sea

10/01/2013

5 Things to consider before instructing a letting agent

Before instructing a letting agent to rent out your property, there are many important things to consider. There are many agents out there and it is not always easy to choose who to instruct. Not all agents are the same and each agent will be different in

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Southend-on-Sea

10/01/2013

Tips for landlords to attract rising rents rather than rising damp

Don’t underestimate the steps it takes to become a successful buy-to-let landlord. Before jumping in, you should think about the implications of becoming a landlord. You may think it’s easy money in bank, but what about when your tenant calls you in

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Southend-on-Sea

10/01/2013

2013. New Year. New Start. By Hazel de Kloe

Across the nation, many of us will have had the opportunity over the festive season to reflect upon the last year and decide what things we’d like to change in the coming year. The question is, how much will we actuallyget around to taking action on?

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Southend-on-Sea

29/11/2012

Property Investment - Time to snap up a bargain!

Recently three pieces of news have piqued my interest and turned my thoughts again to the possibility that property could soon see capital growth. Soon maybe a little optimistic but the confidence has certainly had a slight shift upwards. It's time to act

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Southend-on-Sea

29/11/2012

Top tips for renting out your property in Winter

The Winter months and weather make moving a little more challenging yet many Tenants still want to move out. If one of your tenants gives notice now, we expect you'd like to rent it out again very quickly and reduce Winter voids as much as possible.

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Southend-on-Sea

29/11/2012

Legislation update - affect of Gas Safety Regulations on Landlords

As from 31st December 2012 it will be compulsory for all Gas Engineers to see and inspect flues. Should the flue not be visible then it will be necessary to have an inspection hatch installed by this date in order for the engineer to be able to carry out

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Southend-on-Sea

29/11/2012

Buy-to-let investment - Review your property business and prosper

When we take a snap shot of the recent past and the present generally we can see what mistakes we have made and what we could have done better. Hindsight! When running a property business be it one to one hundred properties it would be great to avoid as

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