Martin & Co
Basingstoke, RG21
4.3/5, 133 reviews
83% recommended
88% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
94% lettings valuation accuracy
88% lettings fee satisfaction
Martin & Co have been passionate about property since 1986, and we are now one of the four biggest letting agencies in the UK with over 280 offices. 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 ... show more Martin & Co have been passionate about property since 1986, and we are now one of the four biggest letting agencies in the UK with over 280 offices. 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.
*Results of Martin & Co Big Landlord Survey 2014
Martin & Co in Basingstoke opened in 2008 and is owned and run by Mike Shelton.
• We are specialists in property management, property investment, property sales and property lettings
• We market to the widest possible audience, using all the major property portals, to achieve the best possible rents and sales prices.
• We understand the local market and have good, professional advice for you from well trained and qualified local staff.
• We offer a highly personal service that can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
• We park of one of the largest agents in the UK, but offer exceptional customer service from a locally owned office.
We are licensed members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) with full client money protection and members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme for Residential Lettings for branch.

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Address

Martin & Co
26 London Street
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7PG
01256 859960

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 88% 100% £136,000 £680,900
Lettings 94% 88% £500 £1,999
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
52 3 37 15 17 0 4 0 1 4
Areas covered
  • RG21
  • RG27
  • RG29
  • RG22
  • RG28
  • RG23
  • RG24
  • RG25
  • RG26
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Members of
ARLA DPS
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Jan 20,2014
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By: 'Westielover'
Jan 20,2014
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I have just come back from a visit to this agency and I am so angry by the way we were dealt with. My husband and I drove to Basingstoke to take our daughter to sort out her tenancy with Martin & Co. She has just ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Retrain their staff.
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Jan 20,2014
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By: 'Westielover'
Jan 20,2014
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I have just come back from a visit to this agency and I am so angry by the way we were dealt with. My husband and I drove to Basingstoke to take our daughter to sort out her tenancy with Martin & Co. She has just ...
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Retrain their staff.
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Jan 17,2014
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By: 'Debbie'
Jan 17,2014
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I have rented a property and sold a property through Andrew at Martin & Co. He has been very responsive and helpful, so I am surprised by the other reviews here, as it isn't reflective of my experience....
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“Very happy with my service looked after me from start ......”

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Dec 09,2013
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By: 'Steve'
Dec 09,2013
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Very happy with my service looked after me from start to finish. Would recommend them highly. Would use them as a landlord or tenant...
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“The absolute worst agency in Basingstoke. Zero customer service skills. ......”

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Nov 06,2013
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By: 'Customer'
Nov 06,2013
10 people found
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The absolute worst agency in Basingstoke. Zero customer service skills. Rude, agressive, money grabbing jobsworths. Paul & Viv the owners of the company bring their private life into the office - and I mean have full blown rows in front of staff & customers, including Paul having ...
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“As a tenant in a property that is let and ......”

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Sep 29,2013
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By: 'Annonymouse'
Sep 29,2013
3 people found
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As a tenant in a property that is let and managed by Martin & Co Basingstoke, I can fully empathise with the negative experiences of others while dealing with this company. Emails go unanswered and telephone calls ignored/calls not returned. I have found the staff, ...
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Get a grip of their operation!?
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“Awful, rude and aggressive, was my first dealing with a ......”

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Sep 15,2013
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By: 'MrB'
Sep 15,2013
5 people found
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Awful, rude and aggressive, was my first dealing with a letting agent in basingstoke, now with a much better letting agent in basingstoke. Don't use...
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Attend a customer service course
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Sep 02,2013
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By: 'LJG'
Sep 02,2013
5 people found
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I wish I had read the reviews before I contacted this agent. Worst customer service I have ever experienced. Left me in tears. No apology given. Only fortunate I see now from reading reviews, is that it has not just been me and was nothing ...
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“I have never experienced such unprofessionalism. These agents are unreliable, ......”

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Jul 09,2013
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By: 'Mrs B'
Jul 09,2013
3 people found
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I have never experienced such unprofessionalism. These agents are unreliable, dishonest, accusatory and aggressive.....not to mention inefficient. They are obstructive and unhelpful and I will not deal with them. I am contacting the head office and the seller to notify....
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If the agent resigned, it would be better for the profession.
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“The agent was helpful in finding a house to buy ......”

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Apr 17,2013
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By: 'Giles'
Apr 17,2013
4 people found
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The agent was helpful in finding a house to buy and then acted on our behalf to manage the property. We spent a lot of money doing up the property, leaving it in very good condition. Unfortunately the tenants selected were not good, although that ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
- Better selection and vetting of potential tenants - Better communication and information sent to landlord - Most importantly, proper checks of the property and its state - Consider that they are not always perfect and do everything right.
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“What horrendous customer service.After making numerous arrangements to view ......”

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Feb 17,2013
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By: 'Peeved159'
Feb 17,2013
4 people found
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What horrendous customer service. After making numerous arrangements to view a particular property, (taking time out of work etc) final viewing was very rushed - less than 5 minutes. The agent showing my partner round had no printed information on the property and appeared to know ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Actually responding to messages/emails. Not telling a potential customer to call back in ten minutes, knowing full well no one will be there to answer the call.
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“The experience with Martin & Co is absolutely horrible. When you ......”

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Feb 10,2013
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By: 'Basingstoke Tenant'
Feb 10,2013
8 people found
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The experience with Martin & Co is absolutely horrible. When you are moving in, they seem ok. But when you are moving out, it changes to disaster. They tried all the chances to get money from you and totally unsupportive. There is no channce for us ...
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Jul 04,2012
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By: 'Disgruntled ex Tenant'
Jul 04,2012
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Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing this to make people aware of some of the pitfalls that can be experienced when being a tenant, and also to highlight the inflexibility of this particular letting agent. We had been a tenant in this particular property for ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Martin & co, could have waived the early contract release fee and been more reasonable and considerate to deal with and also Tailor Made Inventories could have been more reasonable with their check out report.
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