Company History

As one of the longest established estate agencies in the local area, Osborn Humphreys have been at the forefront of property marketing & management in Shoreham, Steyning and the surrounding areas since 1968. Originally David Humphreys & Co opened in premises next door to the Post Office in Brunswick Road, Shoreham. Due to unprecedented success they rapidly outgrew the office and within 3 years the business moved to larger premises over the road at 32/34 Brunswick Road where they remain to this day. In 1973 the company expanded by opening a further office in Steyning and was situated adjacent to the Law Courts. The business quickly established a sizeable market share benefiting enormously from the two local offices working closely together.

historyOur current Principal, Stuart Osborn, joined the Shoreham branch in 1976 and later went on to manage the Steyning office. In 1987 he was invited to join David as a partner in the business and the name was changed to Osborn Humphreys. Following David’s retirement in 2002 Stuart moved the Steyning office to  ‘Milestones’, 25  High Street, one of the oldest buildings in Steyning. A ‘Wealden’ house built circa 1480. In the summer of 2014, we again re-located to 39 High Street, centrally situated adjacent to the Chequer Inn. A more spacious office, in a more prominent High Street position, providing greater window space and better accessibility.

During this time we’ve witnessed many changes to the ways in which property is bought, sold, let and rented. We’ve always embraced new ways of marketing property and were, in fact, the first estate agent in the area to develop our own website. Thankfully some things simply don���t change, such as our commitment and dedication to the individual requirements of all our clients and our desire to deliver an exceptional service.

With a highly capable and focused team we are able to draw on our many years of local knowledge and property expertise. We handle the sale and letting of residential property in Steyning, Shoreham and the surrounding areas such as Upper Beeding, Southwick, Ashurst and Lancing.