2 October 2008
THERE'S GREAT news for landlords and tenants in the Tower Bridge area this week, with the opening of the newest branch of Martin & Co - the UK's largest and fastest-growing network of lettings specialists.
Conveniently located in office premises at More London Riverside, close to Tooley Street, the new office serves the vibrant rental sector in Southwark, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays.
The new Martin & Co franchise is owned and managed by Mariana Iordanova, who has a wealth of customer service experience gained in facilities and contract management, as well as extensive personal experience as a landlord.
Working with her is Sam Cooper, who gained her own lettings experience with Martin & Co in Leicester. Mariana has a very clear idea of what both landlords and tenants in the area want in terms of service delivery. "In the past, lettings were all too often treated as a sideline by estate agents who were understandably much more interested in sales. Now, the boot is on the other foot, and a lot of hard-pressed estate agents are attempting to move into lettings
without any real knowledge or experience, simply in order to help their own cashflow. However, the truth is that lettings comprise a distinct, highly specialised segment of the property market. Now, with the opening of Martin & Co Tower Bridge, landlords and tenants in the area have access to the kind of specialist expertise, systems and support they deserve."
Combining their own knowledge and expertise with Martin & Co's state-of-the-art systems and market-leading resources, Mariana and Sam boast that they can offer landlords and tenants alike the most comprehensive and professional lettings and property management service in the area.
A choice of service levels is available to suit individual landlord requirements - ranging from simple tenant-find, to rent collection, to a fully comprehensive property management service, including routine repairs and maintenance using their own team of professionals. Meanwhile, a range of additional specialist services is also offered, including advice on buy-to-let, credit-referencing for prospective tenants, and help with drawing up tenancy agreements.
But what really makes the Martin & Co believe their service is a cut above the rest? Mariana is in no doubt. "As a franchise, our clients enjoy the very best of both worlds. On the one hand, all the benefits in terms of services and support that come from dealing with the biggest name in the business. On the other, the in-depth local knowledge and dedicated, friendly attention you only get from a small, locally-based business, where the person serving you has a direct personal stake in ensuring that you enjoy the best possible service."
The prospects for the rental market are excellent, Mariana says. "Lettings have traditionally been strong in the area, but with all the difficulties being experienced in the housing market at the moment, demand for rented accommodation is increasing even faster. Given this - plus the fact that industry pundits all agree that lettings nationally are set to boom - there's never been a better time to think about becoming a landlord."
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