LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Walton on Thames

28/03/2017

Proud Sponsors of Bell Farm Primary School May Fair 2017

Martin & Co Walton On Thames are proud to announce they are sponsoring Bell Farm Primary School's May Fair for the second year running...

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Walton on Thames

22/04/2016

MayFest Bell Farm School

Martin & Co are proud to sponsor Bell Farm School for the MayFest on Saturday 7th May 2016 between 12-3pm.

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Walton on Thames

28/09/2012

Road Works - Ashley Road, Walton on Thames

We have received a letter from the Surrey County Council informing us there will be road closures affecting the 'one way system' and Ashley Road. The work is due to commence on the 29th October and will continue for approximately 2 weeks. The

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Walton on Thames

16/07/2012

Are you fully protected against a deposit dispute?

Most people have heard of an inventory but many Landlords still do not ensure that they have one in place at the start of each new tenancy. Tenancy deposit protection was introduced in England and Wales on 6th April 2007 and was introduced in Scotland on

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Walton on Thames

16/07/2012

Keeping a Property Tenanted

New research reveals that the average void period (length of time a property is unoccupied) for a UK rental property now stands at 3 weeks, the longest period since Q1 2011. The research comes from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA),

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Walton on Thames

27/06/2012

The woman who lives in a shed: how London landlords are cashing in

Maria's front door has a house number – 48 – screwed in to the wood and its own letterbox, but it isn't possible for a postman to get here to deliver anything. The healthcare assistant's home is a shed in the back garden of a shabbily converted bedsit

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Walton on Thames

26/06/2012

Tax man knocks on doors of private landlords

On May 31st, HMRC announced that private landlords can expect a knock on the door in the coming weeks as it launches a special task force to investigate and recover up to £17m in unpaid taxes. Whilst specific details on the scope of the taskforce are

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Walton on Thames

26/06/2012

Recession could push 22% of population into renting

Only one quarter of households will be home owners with a mortgage by 2025 if the economy continues to stagnate, while record numbers – 22% of the population – will be living in the private rented sector.The forecasts are in a report commissioned by

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Walton on Thames

26/06/2012

1 in 3 landlords to stop taking housing benefit tenants

One in three private landlords have either made up their minds that they will stop taking housing benefit claimants as a result of the Government’s welfare reforms, or are actively considering it.Almost the same proportion say they have housing benefit

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Walton on Thames

23/05/2012

Mandatory Licensing for Landlords Moves Closer

Mandatory licensing for landlords throughout Great Britain continues to move closer. Scotland already has mandatory licensing for landlords and now the Welsh Government has issued a White Paper which will require all landlords to register. In England

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Walton on Thames

23/05/2012

Landlords "relieved" that squatting is a criminal offence

Landlords are "relieved" that squatting is soon to be a criminal offence in the UK. In a statement issued by the Landlord Syndicate this week, the support centre welcomed the news that squatters will face up to a £5,000 fine and a six-month prison

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Walton on Thames

28/04/2012

Tenancy deposit protection 'is working'

Five years ago, it became a legal requirement for landlords to place their tenants' deposits into a holding scheme as a means to protect both parties in the event of disputes and remove distrust from the process. And with the system now a normalised part

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