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The Charters Group acquires Knights Porter as part of an ongoing residential expansion strategy

8th November 2021


Charters Group, the multi-award-winning estate agency, chartered surveyors, architectural services and financial services collective, has announced a further acquisition in a strategic move that will grow its residential lettings operations.

Charters Estate Agents, with its network of offices, will combine its operations with Knights Porter, one of the leading letting agencies in Southampton, bringing together two of the region’s leading estate agencies. The acquisition will see Charters grow its lettings portfolio by over 650 properties.

This will build on the already-exceptional level of customer service both estate agencies offer through a larger branch network that spans Hampshire and reaches into the Home Counties.

Richard Fowler, Knights Porter Managing Director said, “Over the last 14 years we have built an excellent reputation and established an extensive lettings portfolio with in the Southampton area. Over the years we have worked hard to support a loyal landlord base with not just our lettings service, but also for advice and support in building their own portfolios.

We see the merger between Charters and Knights Porter as an excellent opportunity to take the business to the next level, a move that will ensure an excellent property lettings service for clients across Southampton and surrounding areas.  We will continue to flourish with even more expertise on board. The move will also give the consolidated team access to Charters’ pool of in-house resources, including an established Lettings and Property Management division.”

Robert Mott, Charters Group Chairman commented, “We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Richard and his team to the Charters family. They are an established lettings business renowned for delivering exceptional service over many years. Excelling at what they do best, we are proud to be working with another hugely successful south east property business as part of the Charters Group growth plan.”

The Charters Group is looking ahead to the New Year with real excitement and, with funding available for acquisitions of like-minded operations that would benefit from a progressive full-service approach to property, the future is certainly one of optimism.

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