We're Brighton’s premier property experts and we undertake residential and commercial sales and lettings, auctions, professional property services, property management and insurance services in Brighton, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area. With offices in Queens Road, Brighton and Alma Place, Bognor Regis, we’re perfectly placed to provide the full range of property services to clients across Sussex.
When we first opened our office in 1825, George IV was on the throne, a law was passed establishing a maximum of 12 hours work per day for children under 16 and summer temperatures were breaking records. The patronage of royalty and the growing fashion for sea-bathing, which had established Brighton as a popular resort in the mid 18th century, led to an increasing influx of people, the establishment of a number of imposing seafront hotels and expanding housing stock. Our friendly, laidback, cosmopolitan city with its buzzy urban village vibe has never looked back.
Why move to Brighton?
Brighton consistently comes at the top of surveys as the best place in the UK to live and work. It’s a truly unique mix of traditional seaside town and vibrant modern metropolis. With record sunshine, enviable facilities, a thriving artistic and cultural scene, good transport links, a flourishing business sector and a friendly, relaxed, diverse and independent spirit, what’s not to like?
Our favourite Brighton attractions
The i360 Viewing Tower - 360 degree views over town, country and sea from the spacious glass viewing pod which can hold up to 175 people.
The Brighton Festival - the UK’s largest annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events.
The Brighton Fringe – acclaimed open-access arts festival.
A healthy lifestyle where cycling is embraced and encouraged with a popular bikeshare scheme.
The impressive AMEX Stadium which hosts premier league football as well as providing a fully-accessible conference and event venue with a packed programme.
The Theatre Royal has a gorgeous Regency auditorium and a full entertainment schedule.
Our picturesque hill-top racecourse hosts regular race meetings with beautiful views as well as other events throughout the year.
The Duke of York’s cinema is a Brighton institution and has the distinction of being the oldest working cinema in the UK as well as one of the oldest in the world.
The South Downs National Park – 1600km of breathtaking views and rolling countryside with chalk cliffs, ancient woodland, farmland, lowland heaths, award-winning vineyards and picture-perfect country villages.
Brighton has Sustainable Food City status. This is a growing movement which recognises the innovative promotion of healthy and sustainable food. We also have more restaurants and pubs per head than any other UK city outside London!
Brighton is a shopping paradise with The Lanes, our famous historic quarter, packed with an eclectic mixture of independent shops and boutiques. You can also find all the big names and many more less well-known ones at the Churchill Centre, our main shopping mall.
We couldn’t leave out one of our biggest attractions – Brighton beach, one of the coolest and most popular seaside destinations in the country.
The iconic Royal Pavilion is a palace combining Regency splendour stamped with Indian and Chinese exoticism right in the centre of Brighton. A must-see.
For the ultimate traditional seaside experience, visit Brighton Pier. Funfair, fish and chips and fabulous views.
Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest out and proud celebration of inclusivity with community fundraising at its heart.
Volks electric railway which opened in 1883 and traverses the seafront, is the world’s oldest operational electric railway.
Working in Brighton
Brighton has been named the UK’s most entrepreneurial city, the UK city most suited to starting a business, and the UK’s start-up capital. It’s a hub of creative industry and the digital and tech sector is one of the fastest-growing in the UK. These industries, plus tourism, retail and education dominate the thriving local economy and attract enterprising and intelligent people from all over the world. An adaptable and forward-thinking mentality means a higher than usual proportion of jobs are geared towards part-time work and flexible hours.
Check out these links to get a glimpse of inspiration and innovation in Brighton:
Brighton Chamber of Commerce is a supportive and active hub for business and networking across the city.
Brighton Fuse is a two year research project concerned with connecting the arts, humanities and design with digital and ICT.
Sussex Innovation Centre, based in Brighton, helps start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovation projects to succeed.
Brighton for Business provides regeneration and investment opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes.
Brighton boasts of being a ‘connected city’ and has excellent connections nationally and globally. There’s a regular, quick direct train service to London Victoria which takes approximately 55 minutes. It also goes to London Bridge, and St Pancras International, as well as along the coast to Worthing, Chichester, Southampton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford International.
Fast road links ensure Brighton is easy to reach and travel from.
Gatwick Airport with its national and international links is 39 minutes by train and 40 minutes by car. On an average weekday, there are 185 trains from Brighton to Gatwick.
Education in Brighton
There’s a huge selection of primary and secondary state schools and a number of noted independent schools, as well as sixth form colleges, special schools and a renowned specialist music college. Newcomers to the area need to be aware of the fact that Brighton and Hove has ‘random allocation’ for secondary school places using a ballot, which is intended to give all parents an equal chance of success, and reduce social selection.
We’re also home to two internationally respected universities:
Retiring to Brighton
Brighton is a wonderful place for an active and exciting retirement. With more time on your hands to enjoy the full cultural experience, sporting facilities and extensive range of eating places, you couldn’t pick a better place to keep you young at heart.
Broadband in Brighton
Being digitally connected is essential to modern life. Brighton has one of the highest rates of superfast broadband coverage in the UK, with access for more than 99 per cent of homes and businesses.
As the longest-serving property experts in Brighton, we’ve been around for nearly 200 years, so we have unrivalled experience and know the area inside out. However, although we’re proud of our heritage and the contribution our forebears made to Brighton’s success, we have consistently moved with the times. From Regency England to the new millennium, PS&B’s ethos of forward-thinking professionalism across the whole spectrum of the industry has been at the forefront of a thriving property scene.
Our people live, work and socialise here and we love to share the secrets of seaside living.
I have been using Parsons Son and Basley to manage the letting of my property in Brighton for 5 years and find the service to be so good and trustworthy that when I bought a second property to let, I chose the same area for no other reason than PS&B could manage it for me
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