Chard - Estate Agents, Valuers & Property Consultants in London



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    November 1993

    Chard opens its first office offering a vastly better lettings service than those already in existence. Both founders had a background in customer service. Both were landlords, seriously dissatisfied with the inadequate, antiquated services then on offer from lettings agents. Today, it has a staff of more than 100 and over 2000 properties on its books.

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    Early 1994

    Chard has 3 negotiators and moves into premises on High Street Kensington. Recognising the secret of success is creating a smooth and seamless match between the landlord, the tenant and the property. Chard begins to get high-end instructions and strives to take as much care with modest one bedroom flats letting at 200 a week as with imposing mansions on offer at 15,000 per week.

  • Mid 1994

    Chard moves to Notting Hill Gate premises giving it a more local presence.

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    Later 1996

    South Kensington & Chelsea Office opens. Chard decided to operate differently from most other lettings agents.

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    Mid 1998

    Chard now cover Pimlico & Westminster, the expansion continues.

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    Early 1999

    The new Fulham office opens covering Fulham and Parsons Green. This office covers Fulham, Parsons Green and areas of Chelsea. Chard keeps on growing.

  • Early 2004

    Chard launches the sales business to continue dominate in the property market.

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    Mid 2005

    Brook Green lettings office opened. The company begins a westward expansion into Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith after demand for an office in Brook Green reaches fever pitch.

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    Early 2006

    'Eco-friendly' Toyota Prius fleet launches. Chard takes delivery of the first vehicles from its new 'green' fleet- the company's decision to phase in an environmentally friendly fleet.

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    December 2006

    Chard Sales joined the Ombudsman for Estate Agents scheme - an independent service to resolve disputes between estate agents and their clients and customers.

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    Mid 2007

    Chard moves its Parsons Green operation to Fulham Broadway, 5 Harwood Road, Fulham, SW6 4QP obtaining a key location to expand and grow its business.

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    Chard complete a highly successful start to the year and upgrade their renowned branded Toyota Prius' to Toyota Aygos which suit the London roads perfectly. Chard becomes a trading name of Thamesview Estate Agents Ltd.

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    Early 2011

    Chard continue the expansion to dominate as the London Agent by opening an office in Bayswater, covering Bayswater, Westbourne Grove and Paddington.

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    Autumn 2011

    Chard opens another office adjacent to the existing Notting Hill to cope with demand of the market. Property Management is now located at 190 Campden Hill Road.

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    Chard are part of RICS and ARLA ensure our staff are trained to the highest level providing quality in service, thats why Chard receive over 70% recommendations to family and friends. Once Chard takes a property onto its books, it keeps landlords fully informed of progress and makes recommendations to ensure a minimum vacant period. Chard also work for landlords and charge fees on a monthly basis.