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United Kingdom, United Kingdom


Real Estate


United Kingdom




GARRINGTON ARE ONE of the longest established and most high-profile independent buying agent firms in the UK.

The business was originally founded 25 years ago by TV celebrity Phil Spencer, until CEO, Jonathan Hopper, led a management buyout in 2008. Since this time, the business has grown significantly from its London roots and now offers property search and acquisition services across the UK, from Scotland to Cornwall.

With 30 team members, the firm has some of the best known and most well-established buying agents in the property industry, covering a broad range of client requirements, including prime central London purchases, country house searches, investment acquisitions and holiday homes.

Each of the firm’s buying experts lives in the area they operate in and possesses forensic knowledge of their local markets. They all have extensive industry contacts and established track records of success.

The ethos of the company is driven by delivering quality services and exceptional results. In 2019, over half of the properties acquired for clients were sourced ‘off-market’, and many for amounts significantly discounted from their quoted guide prices.

Garrington are innovative and class-leading in both how they provide client services and how they set professional standards. Their CEO was the first UK buying agent to be asked to join the Property Ombudsman board of directors, and was subsequently involved in the creation of an industry code of conduct for residential buying agents.

Following the pandemic lockdown, Garrington launched a proprietary video-viewing platform for their clients, providing objective and bespoke video tours shared on a dedicated client website, with personalised ‘playlists’ of suitable properties for clients to review. This saves time and, importantly, safeguards clients’ welfare by reducing the need for physical property visits.

Prior to purchasing a property and incurring transaction costs, Garrington undertake extensive due diligence on every transaction and provide each client with a comprehensive property report, highlighting all the key issues which might affect a decision to purchase a property and, indeed, the client’s onward enjoyment of a home.

Garrington’s client concierge team provide solutions to all the challenges associated with purchasing a property and turning a house into a home to be cherished. They support clients in finding suitable suppliers and professionals, including household staff, security experts, removal firms and interior designers, to name but a few.

For clients wishing to acquire and hold residential property as an investment, Garrington offer an asset management service, which handles all aspects of day-to-day property management, overlaid with proactive advice on enhancing returns and capital appreciation, as part of a clients portfolio review service.

With a brand heritage and track record of success spanning 25 years, the team at Garrington are dedicated to making a client’s decision to acquire a property an enjoyable, safe and well-informed one.

In a sector which is historically transaction-focused, Garrington break industry norms by successfully fulfilling the role of trusted property advisor for their discerning clients.


Prime central London property; Prime country house searches; Investment acquisitions


United Kingdom

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