About Parsons Son and Basley

In 1825, Joseph Parsons set up business as an Auctioneer at 96 North Street Brighton.

This was one of a cluster of small cottages and houses grouped together in that part of the North Street which lay between Western Road and Upper North Street close to St Nicholas Church. All of these buildings were swept away many years ago.

The exact date of establishment of the business is not known and only one slender clue exists. This is provided by the Brighton Herald of 7th February 1925, when, in the regular weekly column advertising properties for sale by Parsons Son & Basley there appeared for the first time the words “Established a Century”. This suggests the foundation of the business in early February 1825.

Throughout its long history its principal office has been in central Brighton. The present offices, 32 Queens Road, have been occupied since 1959. Its Hastings office was established in 1994 and most recently, with the acquisition of Normans Management in 2004, the Bognor office moved to Alma Place.

Nearly 200 years later the firm is still in private ownership.


Sales, management and professional services are the ‘bricks and mortar’ of what we do; and we recognise only too well that each and every member of staff are vital to the successful running of our business. The services we provide need a team of professional, motivated and well-trained individuals. They give best advice to our clients and offer a comprehensive range of services to property buyers, sellers, owners, occupiers and institutions.

The range and breadth of services that we offer, together with offices located in Brighton, Hove, Chichester, Hastings and Bognor Regis mean that we are the premier professional services firm on the South Coast. We offer interesting and varied employment opportunities throughout the firm for careers in Chartered surveying, property management, estate, commercial and letting agency, auctioneering and internal support areas.

By providing ongoing job training, personal development and support for study and work experience to attain professional qualifications, we wish to continue building for our future success.

Even if our current vacancies do not fit what you may be looking for right now, we are always interested to hear from you.  Please get in touch with us and forward your CV and aspirations so we may place your details on our file should any opportunities arise in the near future.

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