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About Us

A strong and highly regarded local brand priding itself in offering honest and independent professional advice to its many clients

Established in 1992 by Charles Lear and Gary Lawrence who formed Cheltenham’s leading and longest established independent estate agency.

Charles Lear originally started working for his late father in the well known family firm of Lear & Lear, whilst still at Cheltenham College. He became a partner in the late 1970s, helping to create a market leading independent company and has successfully used this knowledge to enhance the well established and respected name of ‘Lear’ within the property sector.

Quality, professional valuations by experts in the business

Prior to forming the partnership with Charles, Gary Lawrence was employed as a Chartered Surveyor by a respected national company and was involved with commercial agency throughout the midlands and southwest. As a qualified RICS Register Valuer, Gary carries out the professional valuations, and regularly acts as an expert witness. His experience and local knowledge is an invaluable tool in the running of Charles Lear & Co.

As an independent company we pride ourselves on providing the best in personal service, this complemented by widespread quality marketing and professional photography ensures that every property is presented to the highest standard and therefore we are consistently exceeding our clients' expectations.