Haslams Celebrates 175th Anniversary 1838 – 2013

11 / 02 / 2013

Haslams Celebrates 175th Anniversary 1838 – 2013

2013 marks an exciting year for Haslams Chartered Surveyors in that it celebrates its 175th anniversary making it one of the oldest firms in Reading, and indeed one of the oldest surveying practices in the UK.

Haslams was established in 1838 when two farmers, brothers James and Charles Haslams teamed up to provide advice to their peers on the valuation of agricultural land in Reading and the surrounding areas that had become subject to compulsory purchase by the Great Western Railway.

Haslams’ portfolio of clients has included a variety of recognisable names over the years, such as Suttons Seeds, Huntley and Palmers, Heelas Department Store (now John Lewis) and the University of Reading. Many of these, or their successors, are still represented by the firm to this day.

Fast forward 175 years and Haslams are now one of the leading independent firms of Surveyors serving the Thames Valley and beyond. With a team of eight focused and dynamic Partners specialising within the General Practice, Commercial Agency and Building Surveying sectors the firm provide property advice to a very wide range of clients.

The Practice offers a full range of property consultancy services including; property valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, business rates appeals, building surveys, asbestos reports and schedules of dilapidations. The firm also has a particular specialism in residential and commercial development land working closely alongside both land owners and developers.

So what does the future hold?

With such a strong team of focused and dynamic individuals, the practice has a very exciting future and indeed there are already several high profile instructions in the pipeline for 2013.

The firm also places a strong emphasis of succession planning as demonstrated by its young Partnership age profile and active graduate recruitment program.

Managing Partner Conrad Hill commented “We are extremely proud of our history and delighted to be celebrating such a milestone. 2013 looks to be a very exciting year and we are holding a series of events to mark the occasion and to say a particular thank you to our clients, past, present and future.”

Tanya Le Sueur

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