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Martin & Co

21 Whitley Street Reading
Berkshire
RG2 0EG

01189 312179

Aug 19,2016
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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 out of the letting process completely....
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Oct 15,2014
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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 my opinion, someone else needs to take over that primary school like company and get him and his snobby colleagues/puppets out of there. I'd recommend the Caversham branch all day everyday!...
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Feb 05,2014
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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. They have paid the rent on time and every inspection report that I have received has stated they have kept my property in a very clean condition. Very happy with the service I have received. Would use again ...
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Sep 20,2012
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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 to sign. The under-street level flat has a mould problem, most of which was covered up by various furnishings by Martin & Co. We were told that the flat would be clean, as one would expect, yet we spent the better part of a day wiping down foo...
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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 relev....
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. Upon moving in, not only had it not been cleaned, the mould had grow everywhere. They covered up a large patch of it in the bathroom with a piece of shelving hoping we wouldn't notice. Two lighting fixtures are completely foreign to the handyman t...
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Feb 11,2012
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Feb 11,2012
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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 the boiler unsafe and condemned the bedroom window shut. We then had problems with ventilation & damp. We since had had to get Environmental Health involved. Lights in the kitchen where a fire hazard - They couldn't care less! All they could say was th...
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Oct 03,2011
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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 us over several issues, and we were fully aware of their dishonesty through direct contact with our landlord. And yet from the looks of things, we got off pretty lightly....
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What agent could do to change your mind?
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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Aug 16,2010
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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 ...
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