Countrywide continues to invest in the UK rental market acquiring 12 lettings businesses in the first half of 2015

Countrywide Residential Lettings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest integrated property services group including the largest lettings agency, has capitalised on the growth of the UK rental market and significantly increased its regional footprint by investing in the acquisition of  12 lettings businesses in six months.

From January to 30 June 2015, Countrywide completed on a dozen businesses including Property Links, a well established business in Plymouth, Anderson Residential in Sutton Coldfield, HE Lettings in Lincoln, JK Lettings in Truro, Underwoods Town & County Residential in Northampton, and Chattings in Lichfield. Further acquisitions include the successful portfolios of All in One Move in Swindon, Let Verde in Northwich, Hardie Mansfield in Reigate, Pip Lettings in Lincoln and QMH in Croydon.

John Hards, Lettings Managing Director, Countrywide plc, comments:

“Our purchases are made in line with our selective strategy. These acquisitions significantly increase our regional footprint and fill geographical gaps in our portfolio. Current market conditions offer ongoing opportunities to acquire lettings businesses and scope to enter new markets as well as expand our presence in existing markets.

“The investments we make are not only focused on the growth of our Lettings business but importantly the growth of our people. We are delighted to welcome to the Group the new employees that have joined us via these acquisitions. Their professional approach and ability to deliver excellent customer service is recognised locally.”

Countrywide has a unique ability to grow businesses by ensuring they operate autonomously, retain their local heritage and benefit from Countrywide’s ongoing investment and support. For clients, Countrywide’s structure, scale and all-round property expertise enables it to best serve the needs of clients of all sizes; from private landlords to corporate investors.

In line with our expansion strategy, we are very interested in talking to professional agents with single or multi-branch businesses almost anywhere in the UK. If you would like to speak to John Hards in absolute confidence please email



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