Timeline

Bracketts' History in the UK

We are the oldest firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in West Kent so we have witnessed many things in the course of our long history. See how we fit in with local and national historic milestones below:

1800
1828
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
1828
Bracketts Founded
1834
Conservative Party formed
1837
Queen Victoria becomes Queen
1850
1868
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) formed as Institution of Surveyors
1867
William Brackett purchases our current Tunbridge Wells offices 27 – 29 High Street (formerly Henry Sawyer’s House Agency)
1873
William Brackett manages the sale of Dornden Estate for Princess Louise (Queen Victoria’s 6th child)
1881
RICS received the Royal charter as The Surveyors' Institution on 26 August 1881
1900
1900
Labour Party Founded
1918
Women over 30 allowed to vote
1928
Bracketts 100-year anniversary
1945
Britain become founded member of the United Nations
1950
1954
Landlord and Tenant Act introduced to govern rights and obligations of business tenancies
1952
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne
1955
Former Bracketts Senior Partner William  Brackett OBE TD elected as president of the RICS
1962
National Association of Estate Agents formed
1968
RICS 100-year anniversary
1970
Bracketts acquire Long Surveyors and open Tonbridge office
1978
Bracketts 150-year anniversary
1979
Margaret Thatcher elected as UK’s first female prime minster
1979
Estates Agent Act 1979 introduced
1989
World Wide Web invented
2000
2022
Bracketts 194-year anniversary
2022
King Charles III ascends to the throne
Ali Z.
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Emma H.
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From the minute I met Rebecca at the property she made the experience personal. I had some issues along the way and Rebecca was there to support me the entire way. I can’t thank Rebecca enough and would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to let their property.
Thomas G
1709732689
Have been renting through Bracketts for a while. Process was very smooth and the communications during tenancy have been excellent. Quick to respond and have chased when needed
susanne C.
1706866615
The survey provided was efficient, helpful and friendly. The report was received promptly and all queries answered quickly and simply, including plenty of photos of the flat roof. It was good to find a surveyor who could survey a flat roof at a very competitive price.
Ray T.
1706804105
Very professional and attentive. Excellent service provided throughout the entire rental process. Highly recommended!
Sandie J.
1704398613
I was recommended Bracketts by a client and am very pleased to have been referred. The service was quick and efficient and the survey results were very clear. I was also really pleased on asking questions, that the responses were clear and in layman's terms, which is exactly what I needed. Would absolutely recommend.
John D.
1704300543
Rebecca was very easy to work with. Communicated openly, was happy to take ideas / feeback on the property and always responded promptly to support us get contracts signed. Would recommend working with her
Toby W.
1703326626
Bracketts have been great with the house purchase. Through Nick and Lucy initially with viewings and then getting into the property having had our offer accepted to Janice who has helped push all the elements along to point of completion everyone has been really friendly, helpful and understanding. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
Paul K.
1702910447
We used Brackett's to provide a structural survey and they gave an excellent friendly service, nothing too much trouble, and would defiantly recommend.
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