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.

York

09/04/2014

Home Buyers Final Walkthrough Checklist – Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Here are some great tips for Martin & Co home buyers, courtesy of Teresa Cowart, who is a RE/MAX Accent Full time Realtor in Richmond Hill USA. Use this checklist during your final walk through of the property that's about to become 'home sweet home'!

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York

04/04/2014

7 Tips to Sell your House Quickly

No one wants to wait too long when they’ve made a decision to put their home on the market. If you’re ready to sell your house, the following 7 tips could help you sell your home quickly – or at least a bit faster than normal. Work with the right

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York

07/03/2014

20 Seconds for Love at First Sight

If you're selling or renting out your property and you thought first impressions didn't matter then think again! Researchers in the USA have scientifically proven that first impressions seem to matter most when it comes to dating, job interviews…and

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York

07/03/2014

Landlords “hounded by councils” says Telegraph

An article in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday has accused councils of persecuting private landlords with a raft of new and unfair charges. The article by journalist Richard Dyson says landlords are being viewed by local authorities as “cash cows ripe

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York

03/03/2014

Eight fascinating facts from the English housing survey

Home ownership is down and private rent is up, but what else is there to learn from the latest release of housing statistics? More people are now renting privately than socially The number of people renting from a private landlord (4 million) overtook

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York

06/01/2014

Lettings agents and landlords warned about the cost of damp and mould in rental properties

Landlords and lettings agents in the UK that ignore tenant complaints about damp and mould, could lead to personal injury claims and even hefty fines of up to £5,000, it is claimed. In Britain, condensation and mould in residential property is mainly a

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York

16/12/2013

Autumn Statement 2013: key points for the property market

Measures in the Autumn Statement, including CGT for foreign owners and a boost for regional cities, held few surprises for the property world... http://ow.ly/rA4jd

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York

28/10/2013

A double celebration at Martin & Co York!

It has been 10 years since Mike Lambertlaunched the Martin & Co (York) lettings officeand since then, he has gone from strength tostrength establishing the office as one of the top lettingagents in York and now the award winning business isoffering

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York

28/10/2013

Eviction expert warns landlords about rent-to-rent

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, appeared on Radio 4’s You and Yours show yesterday to warn landlords of the risk of letting their property to rent-to-rent agents. Rent-to-rent is a simple concept: Rent a house, then sub-let the rooms to

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York

28/10/2013

So estate agents DO still have their uses

Almost 95% of people looking for a new home start their search on the internet – and in the 18-24 age group the proportion rises to 100%.Much older people also start their search online, with 66% of over 75-year-olds using the internet.The statistics

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York

28/10/2013

Rents hit all-time high

The average buy-to-let investor in England and Wales earned a total return of £12,129 in the year to September, and that figure could double over the next 12 months. According to the latest buy-to-let index from LSL Property Services, the average BTL

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York

28/10/2013

First-time landlords on the up

Brokers have seen a sharp rise in first-time landlords according to a poll by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon. Its survey of advisers found that 27% of cases involved first-time landlords against 22% in the second quarter, the highest level seen

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