Company Profile

Sidmouth is a beautiful Regency town located at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, and at Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s we are proud to be considered Sidmouth’s premier Estate Agent. 

We offer an extensive and comprehensive range of property services in Sidmouth and the surrounding area. 

We are also Sidmouths’ longest established Estate Agent. Harrison-Lavers was formed in 1978. Potbury’s Estate Agents was established in the late 1890s and the two firms merged in 1985. Over the years we have built a reputation for providing a high level of professionalism and expertise, together with traditional values, excellent service and common courtesy. We are able to offer a wide range of property services  and these include both residential and commercial sales and lettings. We have extensive experience in residential property management, as well as valuations that are carried out for all manner of purposes. Today Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s continue to provide a high standard of service to our clients. We are independent of any financial institution, bank or building society and we believe in personal service for the client concerned.

Although we are known for our traditional values, do not make the mistake that we are old- fashioned.  We have embraced modern technology and use it to provide our clients with the best possible service. We occupy prominent and well appointed offices in the town centre, with the Estate Agency and Letting Department on the ground floor of our building, together with our Professional and Management Departments on the two upper floors.

Our Estate Agency Department enjoys a high profile carrying out work in a professional manner.  This Department is run by  Director, Jay Thorne Cert REA FNAEA who moved to Sidmouth in 1982 and joined the firm in 1989. The majority of staff in our Estate Agency office were born and raised in the area and have worked for Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s for many years. They are well trained and are an enthusiastic, professional and friendly team who are dedicated to achieving the best possible price for your property within a realistic timescale.

Our residential lettings Department is run by Director,  Bobby Marshall.  Bobby was born in Sidmouth and has been with the firm since 1998.  This department is very active and has expanded considerably under his careful guidance.  It offers a full range of letting and management services, not only in Sidmouth, but throughout the East Devon area.

Our Block Management Department is run by Director, Spencer Jarrett and focuses specifically on the management of blocks of flats. We have approximately 1000 units under management in Sidmouth, Exeter, East Devon, West Dorset and Somerset.

Our Professional Department is run by Malcolm Williams FRICS, who is also a Director of the firm and a Chartered Surveyor.  He has a wealth of experience in Sidmouth and East Devon, having worked in the area for over forty years.  This department deals with both residential and commercial property and is able to provide professional valuations for probate and other tax purposes, together with rent reviews and general advice.  This department covers not only the Sidmouth area but the whole of East Devon and beyond.  In addition Malcolm is the retained agent for Clinton Devon Estates, one of the largest landed estates within the South West of England.  He acts for a significant number of other major clients throughout the area.