Martin & Co
Reading, RG2
2.6/5, 16 reviews
38% recommended
67% lettings valuation accuracy
67% lettings fee satisfaction

“We have rented the place around 4 years and paid rent ......”

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Aug 16,2010
Minithumbdown
By: 'Reading Tenant'
Aug 16,2010
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We have rented the place around 4 years and paid rent on time & settled the bills. The boiler was a problem all the 4 year period & no proper windows/doors etc, flooring not good at all (vibration even if we walk), cheap quality carpet (almost like a sack).

But even then, before vacating we cleaned the house with very good condition. Only there is a small iron mark (4 inch) on one of the room and not completely burned, just turned the color.

For this, he is refused to pay back our deposit and he wants to replace the entire carpet.

The boiler was not completely working at all for the last 2 months and he was not servicing. That is the reason I gave the notice to vacate the house.

Is there is a any way to put him in court and ask for compenstation providing poor quality house & get my deposit back as well.

Anyone suggestion is appreciated.
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Martin & Co
21 Whitley Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 0EG
01189 312179

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 67% 67% £900 £1,250
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
3 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 2
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Anita is great. I have been using Martin and ......”

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Feb 21,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Karen B'
Feb 21,2020
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Anita is great. I have been using Martin and co in Reading to rent my house for many years. Anita has lots of experience and is always very helpful....
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“Fantastic experience with Martin & Co. Readin......”

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Feb 13,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Louise H'
Feb 13,2020
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Fantastic experience with Martin & Co. Reading! Both Anita and Stephen have been wonderful and have the utmost professionalism. They are always there to offer support and answer any questions. I couldn’t recommend highly enough!!...
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“Avoid...”

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Oct 06,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Usman'
Oct 06,2018
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Terrible customer service avoid if possible. Don't be mislead by person who show you property they are generally good. Its when you take property nightmare starts. If you call them for home maintenance they person who pick phone will say the property manager is not ...
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“Incompetent Estate agents...”

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Sep 28,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Me'
Sep 28,2018
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The worst estate agent and people I've ever encountered. Incompetent and rude staff who only care about ripping you off. Avoid by all means....
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“Very good experience with Martin & Co...”

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May 21,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Gonzalo'
May 21,2018
1 people found
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We moved into the property nearly 3 years ago and have had a very good experience so far. Service has always been effective and friendly. Very professional and always willing to help. We highly recommend Martin & Co....
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good
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“excellent...”

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May 21,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'previous tenant payman'
May 21,2018
1 people found
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I can confirm that the Martin&Co Reading provides outstanding support and services to its customers. My son stayed in one of the properties managed with them. For many times I referred all types of enquirers and requests to their office specially to Ms Anita ...
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good
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“The agency is not trustworthy. They are not honest. Takes ......”

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Apr 10,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Doot'
Apr 10,2017
3 people found
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The agency is not trustworthy. They are not honest. Takes money for nothing. They want to put tenants in a dirty apartment with broken windows. Lack of professionalism. Disgusting. Pictures I made the day before when I should get the keys leave no doubt about ...
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very bad
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“First class comprehensive effective value for money service, many thanks ......”

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Mar 27,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Simon'
Mar 27,2017
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First class comprehensive effective value for money service, many thanks Parma. I will use you next time and recommend you to my contacts....
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Excellent value for money
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“Just like the other reviews, not very helpful, especially when ......”

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Aug 19,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andy'
Aug 19,2016
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Just like the other reviews, not very helpful, especially when it comes to property they don't manage directly. Not sure why the high charges if you have to chase the landlord directly for everything. Might as well charge the landlord an advert fee and stay ...
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Indifferent
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“My experience with Martin & Co was so bad! There are ......”

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Oct 15,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Lots of love'
Oct 15,2014
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My experience with Martin & Co was so bad! There are such unprofessional people working in that office. Words cannot explain how aggressive and arrogant the boys are. Especially the 'boss'. He practically shouts at people and has no respect for any of his tenants. In ...
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“Instructed Martin & Co to advertise my property for rental purposes. ......”

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Feb 05,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Bobby L'
Feb 05,2014
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Instructed Martin & Co to advertise my property for rental purposes. Mainly dealt with Parma & Simon. Had 3 viewings organised within 2 days of which one accepted my property. The tenants have just extended their contract for another year and have to say they have been great tenants. ...
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“My partner recently moved in to a property on Oxford ......”

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Sep 20,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'CPEM123'
Sep 20,2012
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My partner recently moved in to a property on Oxford Road, in Reading. I shall be having the displeasure of also becoming a customer of these cowboys (no, cowboys is too kind a term...amateurs perhaps) for the 6 month lease that we were naive enough ...
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By: Former Landlord
Dec 01, 2013
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I was a landlord with a property in south reading. I leased my property through martin&co's Whitley Street branch. I can say with that my 12 months experience as a private landlord with parma and simon was a bad experience. They are without doubt the most unprofessional and incompetent estate agents i have had to deal with. They where payed to supply a fully managed lease agreement, what a joke, they cannot even manage themselves. Even to the point where they did not forward relevant ...

“My partner viewed our flat the day after the previous ......”

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Sep 20,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'jopin36'
Sep 20,2012
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My partner viewed our flat the day after the previous tenant had moved out. Simon showed him around, and said that it would be cleaned. He also acknowledged a small ventilation problem that had caused a small amount of mould, stating it would be fixed. ...
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“As soon as we signed the contract, it all went ......”

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Feb 11,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'Don't go there!!'
Feb 11,2012
5 people found
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As soon as we signed the contract, it all went down hill! Martin &Co took no responsibility for the property. We didn't have an up to date Gas Safe certificate. When eventually the gas man did attend the property - he deemed the flu from ...
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“Unfortunately I had a similar experience to other reviewers with ......”

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Oct 03,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'Disappointed'
Oct 03,2011
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Unfortunately I had a similar experience to other reviewers with Martin and co. The property 'management' by Martin and co. simply did not happen, they were idle with respect to problems with the property for over a year in almost every instance. They deliberately misled ...
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They could have managed the property as they were paid to do. They could have been honest with us and gained our trust.
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“We have rented the place around 4 years and paid rent ......”

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Aug 16,2010
Minithumbdown
By: 'Reading Tenant'
Aug 16,2010
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We have rented the place around 4 years and paid rent on time & settled the bills. The boiler was a problem all the 4 year period & no proper windows/doors etc, flooring not good at all (vibration even if we walk), cheap quality carpet (almost like a ...
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