Why choose Martins Estates Sales and Lettings - Martins Estates

Why choose Martins Estates Sales and Lettings?

Martins Estates, selling property in the South East over the last thirty years.

With FREE property valuations and listings on Rightmove,Zoopla, On The Market and Prime Location our vendors never wait long for a quality buyer. With the ability to fully qualify purchasers via our working relationship with The Independent Mortgage Centre as well as access to local established conveyancing firms, Martins Estates are able to offer a truly ‘one stop’ property experience in association with our sister companies and business partners.

As a family run business we understand the importance of our customers, we offer a bespoke service tailored to meet your exacting needs, from a free no obligation valuation to next day property listing on Zoopla, On The Market and Prime location as well as many other smaller portals. We will always look to present your property in the best way possible and this will include photographs taken using high quality DSLR equipment, a floor plan as well as a full description with room sizes. Google enabled maps offer street view and local schools can be plotted on the map finding service along with a broadband checker.

With no upfront costs involved and we will not tie you in to a lengthy contract. We offer a no sale no fee service.

We are an independent local estate agent and we have been selling and letting property in Ashford, Kent, TN23, TN24, TN25 and TN26 areas for over twenty years. Ashford has seen many changes during this period and the dynamics of the local property market have changed tremendously. The arrival of the International Passenger Station coupled with the Javelin train service to London in under 36 minutes means that Ashford is perfectly poised to take its place as one of the most exciting places to live in the UK.

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Changes in the market place

At Martins Estates we believe in a progressive business philosophy. This means that we are constantly evaluating and reviewing our strategies so that we can provide the best service for you – our customers.

With this in mind we have recently been monitoring how Vendors and Purchasers use our services and through extensive research it has become evident that most of our business is now conducted via the Internet, e-mail or telephone. Rather than customers coming into our office premises they contact us via property portals and our new website or by phone.

Contact us today and we’ll get you moving!

For Sales our typical fee is 1.5% plus vat.

For Residential Lettings our charges are as follows

Tariff of Charges
Landlords annual Gas Safety Inspection CP12 £85.00
Energy Performance Certificate £85.00 10yr validity
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) 5yr validity POA
Initial Inventory and Schedule of Condition
Inventory Unfurnished Furnished
1 Bedroom £110.00 £130.00
2 Bedroom £120.00 £145.00
3 Bedroom £135.00 £165.00
4 Bedroom £160.00 £200.00
5 Bedroom £POA
Check out £100.00
Mid-term inspections are included within the management fee
Tenant Find and Contracts Fee - £300.00 for fully managed
Tenant Find and Contracts Fee - £500 for Let only
Logging of deposit for non-managed properties - £100 – Let only
Rent Guarantee Insurance - 3% of gross rent (only available with fully managed or rent collection)
Monthly management charge - 10% of gross rent for fully managed
Rent collection only - 6% of gross rent
All fees and charges are subject to VAT applied at the prevailing rate.