Parsons Son & Basley are committed to exceeding clients’ expectations. As one of the oldest established practises in Sussex, we have over 175 years experience of providing independent property advice, covering all areas of residential and commercial property. Clients range from national multiple retailers, corporate bodies, banks, building societies and other financial institutions to private individuals, trusts, charities and local businesses.
Unique to the firm is our commitment to provide the best quality advice at the best possible price for all our clients, be they large or small. We have a staff of over 50 trained property people including members of RICS, ARLA, ARMA, NAEA and other trade related bodies.
For a property experience with a difference use the professionals who are truly “Small enough to care, big enough to count”.
In 1825, Joseph Parsons set up business as an Auctioneer at 96 North Street Brighton. This was one of a cluster of small cottages and houses grouped together in that part of the North Street which lay between Western Road and Upper North Street close to St Nicholas Church. All of these buildings were swept away many years ago. The exact date of establishment of the business is not known and only one slender clue exists.
This is provided by the Brighton Herald of 7th February 1925, when, in the regular weekly column advertising properties for sale by Parsons Son & Basley there appeared for the first time the words "Established a Century". This suggests the foundation of the business in early February 1825. Throughout its long history its principal office has been in central Brighton.
The present offices, 32 Queens Road, have been occupied since 1959. Its Hastings office was established in 1994 and most recently, with the acquisition of Normans Management in 2004, the Bognor office moved to Alma Place. 185 years on the firm is still in private ownership.