About Us - Birmingham Estate Agent

James Laurence is an independent estate and lettings agent, located in Chad Square in Edgbaston and Ludgate Hill in Birmingham City Centre. Since formation in 2004, we have historically focused on luxury city apartments but due to recent success, have expanded our horizons and coverage into the leafy suburb of Edgbaston.

Here at James Laurence we understand that as the property market regains confidence so does its customers, which is why we aim to meet all clients wants, needs and expectations. Our dedicated and experienced sales and lettings team will take you from registering a valuation request to completing a sale or a successful tenancy.

We pride ourselves on finding customers their dream home and getting vendors and landlords an efficient sale or let, at the best price possible.  Offering traditional values, we use the very latest marketing and selling techniques that all customers should expect from an independent company.



Meet the team


Andy McHugo, Senior Sales and Lettings Manager Andy McHugo
"With over ten years of estate agency experience under his belt Andy has a role involving creating new business opportunities, valuations for potential vendors, overseeing all the property sales and lettings within the team to ensure that each area branch runs smoothly. He strongly believes that the success in the property industry-in good or bad markets- is based on hard work and tenacity. Andy sets the tone for the company."




Sarah Hall, Property Manager
“An excellent property manager is exactly what a landlord should be looking for, and Sarah is exactly that. Experienced in managing 1000's of properties at any one time, Sarah manages the tenancies, property maintenance, and is the go to contact for our landlords.”





Danielle Clifton, Property Consultant   
"Our sales team has been the back bone of the business for over 11 years, and with Danielle Clifton our Sales Property Consultant in branch, you get the experience and knowledge of the ins and out of leasehold property and where to invest in the city. Danielle has been with James Laurence for over 3 years and is a great asset to the team."





Daniel Miles, Property Consultant 
“Daniel has worked in property sales covering Edgbaston, Harborne, Moseley and similar customer service environments for 8 years. He is a people person and has the skills and knowledge to find what you are looking for. Joining James Laurence in 2016 Daniel is fast becoming the Edgbaston and Harborne property guru."   





Peter Broadbridge, Property Consultant 
“Recently recruited, Peter brings his enthusiasm to find you the perfect investment or property to live in, having 3 year’s experience working in the hustle and bustle of the Birmingham City Centre market under his belt. With a vast experience in leasehold transactions Peter is on hand to advice on both buying and selling your property in the vibrant City Centre market in which his record speaks for itself. "





Henry Crane, Lettings Co-Ordinator
"Supporting Sarah in the lettings team is Henry Crane, our Lettings Co-ordinator. Henry is a keen team member who puts all our clients and applicants needs first and is the person to call if you're looking for a rental property in and around Birmingham City Centre."




David Gibbins, Managing Director
"I am the founder and innovator. I have been in the property business the age of 17, starting the company as Hockleys in 2003 before rebranding to James Laurence in 2008. Good customer service is the foundation or our success to date."
"Internationally, I began property development in 2005 and the Brazilian adventure began in 2007. With three projects underway and another about to start James Laurence is now considered ‘expert status’ in Brazilian property development."




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