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About us

Hamlyn Smith brings together a highly knowledgeable team with over 40 years combined experience in the Brighton & Hove and Sussex property market.

The demands on our homes – and therefore on our role – have never been greater. The world is evolving faster than ever, and Hamlyn Smith is born out of a desire to reflect this pace of change in everything we can offer you.

Our service to you is as bespoke as your home, as unique as your situation, and as personal as your plans for the future. It is cliché to say, but no one strategy fits all. A detached Georgian townhouse, a penthouse flat on the seafront, or a semi-detached house on the outskirts of the city have little in common, and neither should our approach. New technology, the explosion of social media, and a market that is connected in infinitely more ways than even ten years ago allow us so many more opportunities to connect people to the right property.

Whether you have a clear requirement or are taking the first tentative steps in exploring your options, we would love to hear from you.

Our ethos

We are Toby and Jerry, the founding directors of Hamlyn Smith. Put simply, we love property, are incredibly passionate about our business and believe we can provide a level of attention and service that is all too often missing in our industry.

Our experience is vast and has allowed us to develop extensive relationships and expertise whilst working for local and international property agents, developers and housing associations. With increasingly varied methods and routes into owning, acquiring and funding property, we are uniquely placed to advise and guide you through what can sometimes be an overwhelming array of options.


We do not want to just keep up to speed, we want to set the pace on what is expected from our role. Our myHamlynSmith app allows customers real time updates throughout the transaction process. We embrace virtual tours, digital campaigns, flexibility of process and we are pragmatic about how we approach fee structures.


Founding Hamlyn Smith gives us the creative freedom to build a business that doesn’t stand still. Our homes anchor our lives and we never underestimate how emotive the moving process can be. We are committed to being in your corner when it matters most and pride ourselves on giving relationship driven advice, even if that hurts our pockets in the short term.


We know property, the value of clear and simple advice and how important your home is to you. As the owners of the business, we handle all instructions personally to ensure the best possible outcomes. We have an extensive network of creative experts who enable us to present your property in an individual way that really reflects the character of the property.

Jerry and Toby were top notch throughout the purchasing process, and I would have zero hesitation in instructing them to act for me in the future - easy to deal with, very attentive, accurate and clear, and both very nice, knowledgeable and amiable chaps. Well done Hamlyn Smith, in an industry of hot air and empty promises, inflated chatter and games, these guys were refreshing and got the job done without hiccups.
C. Brotherton
I couldn't recommend Hamlyn Smith highly enough as a selling agent. Our chain was long and complex with a few curve balls thrown in along the way. Jerry and Toby still managed to hold everything down and deliver a completion in a calm and composed manner. Always prompt to answer questions and provide updates, we never felt out of the loop. We will be using Hamlyn Smith for any future sales without question.
J. Wake
I have been delighted with the service received from Hamlyn Smith. They were professional and friendly throughout the lettings process and provided me with guidance as it was my first time letting. I was under a timescale pressure and they delivered quicker than I would ever have hoped. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or rent. A most professional operation.
G. Gordon

Through another agent, my mums property sat on the market for 5/6 months with no promise of selling. After instructing Hamlyn Smith, within a couple of days Jerry & Toby had met with my mum, toured the house, advised on some re-arrangements, professional pictures were taken, and it was straight back on the market. Within 7 days an open house was held and we had an offer. Not only did these guys sell my mums house super quick, they found her the dream property she was looking for! Fantastic, professional service throughout and we can’t thank them enough for everything!

J. Leslie

I started liaising with Hamlyn Smith when I saw their sold boards popping up throughout Small Dole. At first, I had concerns about instructing an agency based in Hove, but Toby was confident that their modern approach to marketing, and London buyer base, would make all the difference. From the initial valuation to the day of completion, the communication and service levels were excellent. I am so happy I decided to appoint Hamlyn Smith, after a successful open day and competitive bidding scenario, they were able to agree a sale above our expectations. We can’t recommend them highly enough!

S. Ali

I was very impressed with the service offered by Hamlyn Smith. From the start I was impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and can-do attitude. At no point in the process of selling my property did I feel out of touch with what was happening; and they answered all my questions to ensure that I was fully aware of the process. I was particularly pleased when Jerry quickly sorted out a problem with my solicitor who was being particularly pernickety at one point. I have no hesitation in recommending Hamlyn Smith to any prospective sellers or buyers.

D. Finlay

I have never been a fan of estate agents … up until I encountered Hamlyn Smith. I can honestly say they have impressed me hugely. From the moment Toby came to my house I knew they were the ones to act for me. Toby and Jerry are not just utterly professional, reliable and proactive, they have a wonderful manner, so unpatronizing, empathic and helpful. They made the process as comfortable as it could be and the big bonus was they found me the most wonderful new home in addition to selling mine. Don’t hesitate to commission them.

R. Dover

When dealing with Hamlyn Smith, Jerry made me feel very at ease with his professional manner and understanding of my home, that I had become attached to over 30 many years. I’m so grateful that the selling process was looked after by Hamlyn Smith. I believe they care not only about the seller but also about the buyer. The information package details they have for sellers and buyers is perfectly put together; I think their attention to detail is top class. Thank you so much for making this experience enjoyable all round.

N. Stephens

I was so impressed with Hamlyn Smith. A personalised professional service, with excellent local knowledge of the area. With my first visit from Jerry I was given a portfolio where he had done a local market research of similar properties sold and from this we based our conversation. I soon felt very confident with the knowledge that I had picked the right estate agent for me and my property. Through the professional marketing of my property, we achieved a quality sale which exceeded my price expectations. I couldn’t recommend them more highly and would most definitely use them again.

T. Wake

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