Despite being somewhat cliché, buying a house really is the biggest purchase you’re ever likely to make. With so much at stake, why risk opting for second best? Thankfully, if you’re looking to buy property in London or West Essex, you don’t have to.

Established in 1908, Petty Son and Prestwich is a name you can trust. We have both the experience and expertise necessary to make every move smooth and hassle-free, regardless of whether you’re thinking of buying a house or flat.

Service is everything

Let’s face it, estate agents don’t have the best reputation in the world. We know it, you know it, and it’s why we put so much into the relationships we build with our clients.

Being a small, local, family-run business gives us an opportunity to really get to know everyone we work with. This one-on-one connection is important to those we serve, and it’s regularly cited as the main reason why past customers return to Pettys when they decide to move home once more.

We see making connections as a perk of the job, a privilege. Hopefully, you’ll see it as refreshing and reassuring. It is, after all, what makes us different.

Professional, as well as personal

Although we take great pride in the personal service we offer here at Pettys, we never let our professionalism slide. Trust is a key component of any relationship, and we do everything we can to win your confidence and make you feel comfortable throughout the buying process.

A big part of this is our proactive approach to self-regulation and our adherence to the codes laid out by the industry’s key governing bodies, including:

  • The National Association of Estate Agents
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • SAFEagent
  • Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme
  • The Association of Residential Lettings Agents
  • The National Approved Lettings Scheme


As members of these associations, we are committed to abiding by their strict codes of practice. Therefore, you can always rest assured that Petty Son and Prestwich is a name you can trust.

We deliver

One of the biggest gripes we hear when customers switch to us is that their previous agent repeatedly let them down. Buying a house is stressful enough without your agent failing to call you back, send you details, or, heaven forbid, show up for a viewing.

At Pettys, if we say we’re going to do something, we do it. It’s not rocket science, but it does make the world of difference when you already have a million-and-one other things you need to worry about.