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National agency launches work-from-home lettings service

Spicerhaart is restructuring its lettings activities to include more working-from-home, mirroring what it’s done to its sales side in the past year. As with sales there will be mix of traditional branches and digital-only remote working - this is called the Partnership scheme by the company. 

It says it is “widening its geographic spread of employees working flexibly from home, supported by its regional property centres and branch network.”

Spicerhaart adds that it will also be acquiring new businesses with lettings books, and growing its branch network.


Sat Basi will take on the role of acting operations director of lettings, supporting group managing director Antony Lark.

Basi has been in the industry for 30 years – half of them with Spicerhaart - and says: “I’m overjoyed and see this as a great opportunity for us to move our business to the next level and be the number one agent in the UK for residential lettings and property management.

“We want to be the agent of choice for both landlords and recruits, and one of our key strengths is being able to take the lead and adapt to changes that are taking place in the market, through our sizeable investment in our technology, marketing and our teams.”

He adds: “I’m extremely proud of our staff retention in lettings, due to the excellent support our employees receive and I’m proud to have handed all the awards I’ve received to other individuals or teams who have worked tirelessly to make the biggest of differences.”

Group managing director Antony Lark says: “We welcome fresh and innovative thinking and we are looking forward to this new chapter in our development.

“Our Partnership programme has really taken off and it therefore makes sense to roll it out into lettings, with our first lettings partners set to be appointed.”

  • Billy the Fish

    Moving with the times, I'll bet the staff are really happy too :)

  • Roger  Mellie

    Working from home is not the long term solution for mental health and career progression, people don't want to be overlooked

    Algarve  Investor

    It's a myth that being in the office more, and being more present, boosts your chances of getting promoted.

    And in places where that is the case, the work culture is all wrong. We have a real chance to change work for the better - more flexible, more dynamic, more tech-led. Just returning to the old ways of 9-6 in an office (a lot longer in the case of estate and letting agents) won't cut it. What's the point? Who still visits agent offices in person? Why does the phone need to be manned 12 hours a day from a costly office with hefty overheads?

  • icon

    Really good points Algarve Investor sensible, reasonable, efficient.


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