About Hackney & Leigh

UK Estate Agent of the Year 2023!

Over the last 5 consecutive years, we are extremely proud to have been awarded Gold Awards for both our Sales and Lettings service, putting us in the top 5% of the UK’s 21,000 Estate Agents.

This year however, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the coveted overall title of Best Estate Agency in the UK for 6-20 branches!

Hackney & Leigh was established in 1982 following a fortuitous meeting of its founding partners Derrick Hackney and John Leigh. They initially opened three offices together in Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal (the last of these in Derrick’s dads old fruit and veg shop!).

Having started with just three offices, we are proud to not only still be a family run firm, but also now be the region’s largest Estate Agent with nine offices comprehensively covering the area, from Keswick and Penrith in the North to Carnforth and Grange in the South, giving us the ability to market your property with greater exposure, and to more potential buyers than any of our competitors. You can walk into any of our offices and be met by a friendly and knowledgeable team who will guide you through selling or letting your home with the professional skills expected of the region’s leading Estate Agency.

If you’re thinking of selling or letting your property, we can offer you our unique property marketing package which, along with our service and results, has won gold awards for the last four consecutive years, guaranteed to highlight the best features of your property, whether it’s a starter home suitable for a first time buyer or a multi-million pound mansion on the shores of Lake Windermere, we will create a bespoke marketing plan which is right for you.

Our offices are run and supported by over 60 team members, which include;

  • Valuers
  • Sales & Lettings Negotiators
  • Viewing Representatives
  • Inventory Clerks
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Maintenance Team
  • Professional Photographers
  • Support & Marketing Department
  • Mortgage & Conveyancing Partners
Meet The Team at Hackney & Leigh

Meet the team

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