A wealth of experience
Private Property Search is part of Strutt & Parker, giving you the reassurance that we are backed by a reputable organisation with a long and honourable history and unrivalled experience in the UK marketplace. We are also the exclusive buying agent for Christie’s International Real Estate in the UK.
This gives us access to its global network of affiliates, who can assist with requirements you may have outside the UK. At the same time, we are a completely independent business and have absolute freedom to act in our clients’ best interests. We may recommend properties or services connected to Strutt & Parker or Christie’s International Real Estate, but we will only do so if we are clear that they are the best possible option for you.
We know the importance of matching people to a project and are mindful of this when assembling your personal team. Your project team will almost always include a solicitor or law firm with relevant experience. It may also include financial and tax advisers, especially in the case of overseas buyers. You may require a planning specialist, structural engineers, architects, builders or land management services – all of whom will be fully informed of the issues to be tackled and ready to go into action on your behalf.
We know from our own experience that the right team will transform your prospects in the eyes of the seller.
We work with leading legal, financial and property professionals. Here is what they think of our service.
- ‘There are many pitfalls in buying a farm or estate, but with their expert knowledge Private Property Search can guide you through the process.’ Andrew Lockwood, Partner, private client tax services at Smith & Williamson
- ‘These are the people to talk to – they hold a secret key to unlock doors that otherwise wouldn’t open.’ Jess Lavers, interior designer, Jess Lavers Design
- ‘They not only found our client a gem of a property, but they also put a strong team around him to give him the vision and confidence to create his ideal home.’ Rupert Kenyon, Marketing Director of the residential construction specialists at Walter Lilly
- ‘Sometimes they tell their clients not to buy. They advise not just on the best houses on the market, but also on the ones to avoid.’ Henry Cecil, Partner and rural property specialist at Bircham Dyson Bell
- ‘Their reports give tangible evidence of the work they have done to make sure their clients are properly advised.’ Adrian Anderson, Director and mortgage broker at Anderson Harris
The Wish List
Everyone’s idea of the perfect home is unique. That’s why it takes time, expertise and unrivalled connections to help you find your dream property – wherever it might be.
The wish list for a London buyer can be incredibly diverse. Not only is there a wide range of property to consider – from penthouses and lateral apartments to townhouses and mews houses – but there are also those all-important extra factors to think about. Off-street parking, communal gardens, lifts, gyms and porters are key considerations, whether it’s for a personal home or a rental investment. With our expertise across prime residential areas, we are more than able to assist in the process of bringing your wish list to life. In London’s complicated and high-value marketplace, we are proud of the fact that so many of our clients come back time and again due to the service and advice that they receive from us.
A Georgian rectory in a market town, a Victorian manor house on the edge of a village, a converted barn in open countryside or an idyllic cottage with a sea view – whatever your ideal country house looks like, our expert advisers, each living and operating in their own regions of southern England, are uniquely placed to help you find it. Using their experience and local knowledge of the market, they will take care of every stage of the purchasing process. As well as property buying, our experience ranges from chartered surveying to the design and construction of classically styled houses. So whatever your requirements, our experts are on hand to help you find and create your ideal country home.
For many people, buying a country estate is the ultimate property purchase. As well as a wonderful house in a parkland setting, there are valuable additional elements, such as woodland, lakes, farming and residential portfolios, not to mention exciting sporting opportunities.
Whether it is a mixed investment or a beautiful piece of historical England, with our extensive knowledge of all aspects of property acquisition and ownership, we can take care of the detail. Our experienced specialists will work with you to fulfil your ownership objectives, advising on all planning and conservation matters, as well as the enhancement and overall management of the estate business operation, including residential properties and tenancies.
Every farm buyer has unique requirements that range from well-equipped farm buildings, grain storage and high-yielding arable land to traditional outbuildings, free-draining soil and development potential. Whether you are looking for an investment or considering a lifestyle change, we will work with you to find a farm to meet your requirements. Our in-house team of farm consultants and estate managers can assess the potential of a farm, take an in-depth look at the farming business and advise on enhancement, staff, subsidy payments, environmental schemes, forestry and energy projects.