LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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Staines-upon-Thames

14/07/2014

Gas Safety - Why is this Important in Rented Accomodation?

Maria, your friendly property Manager here! I thought I would just explain why I am a bit of a pest about around the time your Gas Safety Check is due and why I don’t give up until you and your tenants give in! Quite often tenants are not that bothered

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Staines-upon-Thames

14/07/2014

Do Semi-Detached properties in Staines make Good Investments for Buy to Let?

I was talking to a homeowner recently who lives in Chestnut Grove in Staines who was considering his first buy to let property and was interested in understanding the property market a little more. As he lived in Chestnut Grove, which for those that

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Staines-upon-Thames

22/04/2014

A Quarter of Flood Claims face Risk of Rejection

This is a subject dear to the hearts of many Staines based landlords who have seen their properties come close to being flooded over the last couple of months. It turns out it is definitely worth checking the small print on your insurance policy. Esure,

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Staines-upon-Thames

22/04/2014

Dutchbarn Close, Stanwell outperforms Sykes Drive and Gresham Road in Staines!

Talking to one of our new landlords the other day, I was intrigued to discover the yield on her property. Now renting out for close to £900, this property is achieving in excess of 7% yield on the initial investment. A great story and one which most Buy

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Staines-upon-Thames

22/04/2014

Simple Tips to Avoid Carpet Damage and Costly Contractor Call Outs

Quite often your property is the first one your tenants have inhabited independently, they are not used to managing their own homes and have little, if any, experience of dealing with those little issues which can be incredibly irritating to live with,

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Staines-upon-Thames

04/03/2014

Floods recede in Staines - a Petition to sign for Future Protection

I’m sure we’re all heaving a collective sigh of relief as the floods recede. In the end not one of Martin & Co Staines’ properties was flooded – we were lucky, but many others weren’t of course. The River Thames between Datchet and Teddington

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Staines-upon-Thames

04/03/2014

Property Management Top Ten- Condensation

This month we start a series of articles from our property manager, Maria Ginex, - Top Ten Property Management issues and how best to handle them, or even better prevent them from the outset. During the winter months, our most frequent problem is

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Staines-upon-Thames

14/02/2014

Martin & Co Staines 2014

As hopefully most of you will know by now, my husband Trevor and I took over from Eric and Sue Milburn in the last quarter of 2013.Since we took over last year we have been focussing very hard on putting new processes in place to deliver a more efficient

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Staines-upon-Thames

13/02/2014

Flood Updates from Martin & Co Staines

We have had many calls over the last few days from worried landlords who have seen the grim pictures in the news. So we wanted to keep you abreast of what is actually happening and what we are doing to protect your interests and help keep your properties

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Staines-upon-Thames

23/03/2012

Martin & Co Staines shortlisted for customer service awards

Martin & Co. Staines are delighted to be among the twenty-seven Martin & Co offices included in the short list for the best letting agents in the South East as part of the Estate & Letting Agent Awards 2011. Across the country, 10 regions out of 17

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Staines-upon-Thames

10/11/2011

Outlook looking rosy for Landlords

Tenant demand continued to spiral according to research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon. The private rented sector trends report for the third quarter gives a summary of current landlord views on rental performance. Almost half of landlords

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Staines-upon-Thames

04/11/2011

"Rent now and Buy later!" say Martin & Co.

With the property market in turmoil, buying your own home could be money down the drain. That’s the stark warning for would-be first time buyers from Martin & Co, the UK’s largest specialist letting agents, who have just launched a nationwide campaign

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