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Balfours represent the very best in property services across the country. We offer a comprehensive suite of property services in an approachable and professional manner predominantly, but not exclusively, in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, bordering counties and Wales. Our roots go back to 1825 and continued success is thanks to persistently blending experience with an eye to the future.


Burd and Evans Commenced 1825
Balfour and Cooke Commenced 1925
Benson and Rogers Coltman Commenced 1935
Above three firms merged to form Balfours in 1998
Balfours took over Shrewsbury office of Smith Woolley in October 2004
Balfours incorporated as a Limited Liability Partnership in May 2005
Balfours merged with Berringtons in July 2010




Our continued evolution and forward thinking have given us a wealth and depth of knowledge in the property sector, from which our clients continue to benefit.

Estate Management

We are the region’s largest firm of rural property managers involved in the day to day management of in hand and let properties, diversification projects and green energy installations, as well as ownership and inheritance issues.

Residential Lettings and Management

We are involved in the management of over 2,500 residential properties and each year are involved in the letting of over 500 properties.

Residential and Agricultural Sales

In any 12 month period our sales team will be involved with sales and purchases of property with a value in excess of £200m.

Strategic Planning

Our dedicated Strategic Planning team offer Clients valuable advice to suit their specific requirements and situation, covering all aspects of rural business planning, from succession plans to business development strategies.

Accounts and Bookkeeping

The Accounts and Bookkeeping team have a wealth of experience in rural accounting and are qualified to deal with all types of accounts in a tailored service that will suit your individual needs.

Planning and Development

Achieving appropriate planning consent, without onerous conditions, is the key to releasing property value. Our planning team know how the system works, the course of action to follow and how to negotiate the best deal for our clients.

Building Design and Project Management

Involved in projects from £10k to £20m, our experience covers residential refurbishments, extensions and rebuilds, as well as agricultural and industrial constructions.

Farm Business Development and Diversification

We can advise farmers how to assess, adapt, grow and diversify their business. We are heavily involved in developing environmental stewardship schemes for clients with over 200 agreements currently in place.

Valuation and Insurance

Valuations totalling over £350m are carried out for all types and sizes of property, for a wide variety of purposes including financing.


We manage a range of commercial properties and telecommunication sites and also undertake valuations on all types of commercial property and do so for major lending institutions.


We can provide equestrian property related advice for commercial and leisure purposes. We can help you with the design, development, building and management of equestrian ventures.

Balfours Environment and Renewables

We advise on renewable energy options and installations, along with sourcing ecological assessments and energy performance certificates.