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About Salter Rex


Salter Rex was founded in 1854 by Joseph Salter.  He set up the practice at what is now 311 Kentish Town Road at the early age of twenty.  The area was very different then for Kentish Town – as it is known today – hardly exited.  Popular rumour has it that these offices were originally the old manor house of Kentish Town village, when much of the surrounding area was open country.

For over twenty years the business prospered, but in 1876 Joseph Salter died.  Far from being the end of the practice, it was the beginning of a new era.  The firm was sold to William Rex and James Pearce for the princely sum of £3,200.  Thus began three generations of the Rex family association with the company.

The Practice

The practice became known as William Rex and Company and began to specialise in land agency and agriculture.

The year 1881 saw major changes.  William Rex handed over the running of the firm to his sons, and a period of consolidation followed.  Much of this was due to the appointment of Mr Hollis Augustus Crook FSI FM.  A prominent Roman Catholic, he became a partner in 1910.  His links to Salter Rex led to them becoming Surveyors to the Diocese of Westminster, Maples Furnishings of Tottenham Court Road, and the Peteval Estate in Chalk Farm.

Growth

The continuing growth of Kentish Town, particularly as a fashionable residential area, meant a considerable switch in emphasis for Salter Rex.  More and more the practice became involved in the residential market and rapidly gained a pre-eminent position in the area.  These links have been maintained and built up through two world wars up to the present day.

Now operating from both Kentish Town as well as Hampstead office, Salter Rex has gone from strength to strength.  All sides of the practice have expanded and the familiar boards of Salter Rex are part of the North West London property scene.

Our fully networked offices operate using the latest technology combined with traditional customer service and are successfully selling and letting properties throughout the area.  We are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

We consider that our firm is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced in this part of London and the major factor for our success is that we have remained independent and provide a personal service with all clients having access to a Director or Partner.

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