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About Lauristons

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Lauristons have 4 offices in South West and South East London serving the local communities of Wimbledon, Battersea, Balham, Putney, Wandsworth and Kennington and everywhere in between in a refreshingly different way to they are used to for nearly 25 years now.

We offer a complete front to back in house service including Residential Sales, Residential Lettings, Property Management, New Homes, Land and Development, Corporate Relocation, Financial Services, conveyancing and Insurance, and have been offering these services since we first opened our doors.  

Lauristons has always been and will always be a forward thinking independent company, with core values that guide the way the business has always operated, putting its customers and staff at the forefront of everything it does on a day to day basis.

In 2012, Lauristons became part of LSLi, a specialist property company providing growth and development for independent property estate and letting agents who want to see their business continue to grow. 

As LSLi are part of LSL, one of the UK’s leading residential property services companies, we knew we had the backing of a respected plc.

With their support we continue to be a strong local brand committed to getting you the best for your sale. 

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Our team

Lauristons are proud of our team and what they have achieved and continue to achieve on a daily basis.  Loyalty, passion, knowledge, results and experience are key measures for us both in and outside the four walls of our offices.
 
Our management team have been with the company since the beginning and continue to work every day in the offices with our clients and teams, always helping to improve the performance of the business for all its stakeholders.
 
It is this hands on leadership and the longevity of our teams that has helped Lauristons remain anchored to its roots and true to its traditional values, whilst at the same time embracing an evolution of the business. We understand our customer, our market place and the community.

We consider ourselves locals and enjoy getting involved supporting many young peoples’ activities and intiatives at schools, clubs and charities in the area.
 
Most importantly, we love what we do, and that has a profound influence on how we approach every day, every challenge, every customer.

Our culture

Culture

    Our values are at the heart of our company culture.

    • Innovation - we like new ideas 
    • Knowledge - we have experience and good judgement
    • Passion - we love what we do
    • Perseverance - we don't give up
    • Pride - we care what people think
    • Understanding - we listen
    • Results - we want to be the best
    • Uncompromising - we try to be the best, always

    We are fuelled by a passion for what we do every day, and take pride in the quality of everything we do. In getting the best price for our clients, in providing them an experience that no other agent can offer, in exceeding their expectations, in doing it compliantly, and in putting together our team that does such a great job in doing all of that. 

    By attracting the best people the industry has to offer, by providing the best training available, and by having a lot of fun at the same time.

    If you want to know more about why people like working for us, or what it might be like, have a look at our careers page here, and have a look at our current vacancies.

    Our community

    We consider ourselves locals and enjoy getting stuck in with all kinds of activities in our local communities.   We like supporting young people’s activities in particular and currently sponsor a local football club, rugby club, many school PTA activities in each of our towns, as well as the local Church Christmas fayre.    
     
    We believe that supporting those people less fortunate than ourselves is not just a responsibility for individuals, but for local businesses as well, so every year we organise a gruelling physical test to raise money for charity; in 2016 it was an overnight 40 mile race on foot along the South Downs for a children’s cancer charity. 

      In addition, we work closely with our local councils and actively participate in apprenticeship schemes and take many people each year into the business on work experience as well to assist in helping local youngsters with their decision making about what they could achieve and what career path they may want to embark on.
       
      Active member in our local chambers of commerce and community networking forums as well, we want to be involved in shaping our local communities.  Where we can offer practical help, advice and resources that we have access to in house, we like to be able to contribute to improving our high streets and local towns.

      Our history

      History

      Lauristons was founded in August 1994 by three founding shareholders in Wimbledon in the site of the old flower shop that used to be sited next door to where our current office sits on Wimbledon Hill Road.

      The name was taken from Lauriston House, that used to be situated at the end of Lauriston Road in Wimbledon Village and the original livery for the business was the same colours of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.  23 years later the business is going from strength to strength and now employs over 60 people.When Lauristons opened its doors it started immediately with a broad base and strong foundations.

      Residential Sales always appears to be the focus of most agents, however Lettings, Property Management and New Homes were integral parts of Lauristons from the start which has always afforded the business a level of experience, expertise and network that many respect and most would love to replicate.
       

      New offices followed Wimbledon with Battersea in 2000, Putney in 2001, Balham in 2004, Kennington in 2015 and Wandsworth in 2016. 

      In 2012 Lauristons became part of the LSLi, which saw the departure of two of the founding shareholders.  In 2013 the remaining founding shareholder left the business and the new management team set about, with investment from LSLi, in re-branding the business both internally and externally to the way it looks and feels today.  

      Some of the current management team were part of the business back in the 90s, so have seen the business grow, evolve and come through all the challenges that the market has had to offer in that time.  They continue to embody the culture and values which made the business what it was then and make it what it is now, as important today as they were in 1994.

      Our accreditations

      In an industry where standards vary significantly, it is important a client selects a professionally accredited agent to ensure that the highest ethical and professional standards are adhered to.
       
      At Lauristons we take these standards more seriously than most, as it is essential all our customers have complete confidence that the advice they are being given is up to date, credible, accurate and honest.  Likewise, there are hundreds of pieces of legislation that now govern the way estate and lettings agents must operate, handle client money and conduct themselves.  All of our staff are rigorously trained and tested in all areas when they join the business and again annually by external third parties to make sure these standards are maintained as well as whenever there are changes to statute.
       
      Lauristons are members of NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents), TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) and TPOS (The Property Ombudsman), all seen as benchmarks of professionalism that our customers can have confidence and all demanding the highest of standards and auditing before membership is granted.

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