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Business Address: Boydens, Aston House, 57-59 Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 3EY

Country: England,

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About Boydens

Boydens provides a wide range of property services from its network of offices across Essex and Suffolk.

These services include:

  • Residential sales
  • Lettings
  • Block management
  • Commercial
  • Holiday lets
  • Surveying
  • Finance

Underpinning all these services is a wealth of experience which comes with a fourth generation family business which has been involved in property in one shape or form since 1852 and has been letting and selling property for more than 40 years.

Throughout this growth, the company’s business philosophy has continued to be firmly based on family values and customer service. We are active members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA).

The Boydens story began back in 1852 when George Boyden, a master builder and Quaker, started out in business. His son, Aston, continued the business and, at its height, the business employed 28 staff but the business was interrupted by the Second World War and Aston died in 1947.

Aston’s son, Desmond, was too young to immediately continue with the building business. Instead he studied engineering and worked for Woods of Colchester. However, property was clearly in the blood. For two years he commuted to London working for a commercial chartered surveyors firm off The Strand, before returning to Colchester to spend 11 years with chartered surveyors firm, C M Stanford & Son, specialising in residential property and farms.

In 1965 he took the decision to set up his own business, initially at Blackheath in Colchester and then onto Balkerne House in Crouch Street. The Boydens name was very much back on the Colchester scene. The business moved next door to Aston House in 1988, where the business has been based since.

Desmond’s son, David, joined the business in 1976 and David has helped steer the business on an expansion programme which has seen it become one of the established names in local estate agency with a network of offices across Essex and Suffolk.

So if you want an agent you can trust, not just today but tomorrow and beyond, look no further than Boydens.