One of any landlords' biggest worries is a tenant who won't pay and won't budge, so where a Landlord chooses Martin & Co to manage their property we include a free eviction service*.
94% of landlord clients would recommend our service and personal recommendation is our single biggest source of new business.One thing is for sure, your investment is important to you, and your worry is those void periods, rent arrears and unexpected maintenance bills could eat into your returns. Martin & Co began life as a letting specialist and many of our business owners are private landlords themselves. We know what keeps you awake at night and our service is built around keeping properties fully let, minimising the risk of rental arrears through state-of-the-art credit checking, and using independent first-class local tradesmen to keep a lid on maintenance costs. We reject "call centre" culture - all of our offices are based where your property is located so we can keep a close eye, just like you would if you had the time.
Nationally renowned brand, local market expertise, entrepreneurial driveWe have been letting homes since 1986, and we are now one of the four biggest letting agencies in the UK. Despite our national size, we have not lost our personal touch. All of our offices are owner-managed by franchisees who know their market inside out and whose focus is on delivering great service and building a loyal client base. That's why 94%** of our landlord clients say they'd recommend us.
We attract high quality tenants because we offer one of the widest selections of well-presented properties and tenants know that we will treat them professionally. We work hard to make their experience of renting a home as smooth as possible. This approach results in longer tenancies, fewer voids and tenants who pay their rent on time and who don't cause damage.
We're with you every step of the wayIf you are new to lettings we will be infinitely patient and take time to explain the rental process, and your legal obligations as a landlord. If you are making a new investment are you looking for the best rental yield, the possibility of future capital appreciation, are you minded to manage it yourself? Total returns can vary dramatically within the same city and stock selection is key to how successful your buy-to-let investment strategy will prove.
Minimising the risk of rent arrears
All of our tenants are referenced and credit checked using state-of-the-art techniques and each 'Accept' reference is backed by an eviction cover that ensures that if, for any reason, the tenant stops paying the rent the legal costs incurred to obtain possession are covered by us (subject to terms and conditions)Our rate of rent default is vanishingly low, because unlike the "average" agent we continue to check credit status throughout the tenancy and if a serious impediment such as an IVA, or CCJ is recorded on your tenants credit file we will let you know.
Full range of servicesOur service starts with finding one tenant and can extend right up to the UK-wide management of a whole portfolio. We let properties, we collect rent, we can insure your property and its contents, and we can guarantee you will receive the rent. We can also manage your properties to the extent that you need never get involved. Whatever service you need, we work hard to make you feel we are good value for the fees we charge. We also pay rents promptly - with at least two payment runs each week.
*please ask your local office for more details of this referencing process and the associated Terms and Conditions
**Results of Martin & Co Big Landlord Survey 2014