Steyning: 01903 879488   |  Henfield: 01273 495392   |  Mayfair: 020 7467 5330

H.J. Burt is an independent partnership which originated in Steyning in 1887 as auctioneers and valuers advising the neighbouring land owning and farming communities.

Based on our local knowledge and experience, we have well established and high profile estate agency/letting offices in the old market town of Steyning and the vibrant village of Henfield, together with our associate Mayfair Office in London.

H.J. Burt is not just about selling or letting houses, but as Chartered Surveyors, the company also covers a wide range of professional advice to clients on valuation, property management, planning, and many aspects of residential, commercial and rural property ownership.  H.J. Burt, with its team of property experts, RICS, NAEA or ARLA qualified, is dedicated to providing both the client and applicant with a personal service tailored to individual needs.

Our success can be measured time & time again by the results that we achieve with over 130 years’ experience and local knowledge.

HJ Burt Estate Agents in Steyning


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Meet the team

David Marshall

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David Marshall FRICS FAAV
Partner

A highly experienced Chartered Surveyor & fellow of the CAAV having practised in Sussex for over 50 years, David provides wide ranging property consultancy work for landowners, trustees, solicitors & private clients and which has covered a huge cross spectrum of property types and areas over his many years’ of practice. A passionate Sussex man, David has spent almost all of his working life in Steyning, originally in HJ Burt’s market, but then a stint in Horsham with John Churchman & Son and where he was instrumental in bringing together the two leading Sussex firms to historically form Churchman Burt, but later reverting to the original HJ Burt & Son.

Rowan

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Rowan Allan BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Partner

A Chartered Surveyor & fellow of the CAAV, Rowan is also very much a local Sussex man and joined David at HJ Burt in the early 1990s. Rowan combines his time with heading up the Country & Agricultural Agency selling & letting a wide spread of rural property and then time on Professional Valuation & Consultancy work as an RICS Registered Valuer, including on a wide variety of property encompassing residential, agricultural, equestrian, forestry and commercial elements, plus advising on development potential. Between balancing his time with his young family and equally keen horse riders, Rowan enjoys rooting himself in the local community and including many years spent as Secretary to the West Grinstead & District Ploughing & Agricultural Society.

Christina

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Christina Smith MNAEA
Associate Partner

With some 30 years’ experience, Christina concentrates on Town & Village sales in Steyning and through her property career she has also specialised in new homes & developments. Christina also spends a large amount of her time on community events, immersing herself in each project with huge enthusiasm and as well as spending time travelling and rallying classic cars.

Robert

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Robert Turner MNAEA
Associate Partner & Henfield Branch Manager

Robert joined HJ Burt in 2014 to run the Henfield branch and after a Sussex estate agency career spanning over 25 years. Robert’s depth of knowledge & expertise covers a very wide base and including all aspects of the residential property market which enables him to expertly advise clients on the wide range of property sales and lettings covered by HJ Burt. A highly personable and approachable professional, Robert is a Sussex man at heart and thoroughly enjoys his family time in the mid Sussex area of this beautiful county, and also regularly watches Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex.

Jeremy

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Jeremy Whittingham ANAEA MARLA
Sales Manager

Jeremy heads HJ Burt’s Town & Village property sales in Steyning. Jeremy has a wealth of experience as an agent having worked for both independent and corporate agencies for more than 25 years and in both sales & lettings. Having lived in the Brighton & Hove area for most of his life, Jeremy and his family are also regular Seagulls supporters at the Amex.

Julie

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Julie Langmaid MARLA
Lettings Manager

As HJ Burt’s head of Lettings since 2014, Julie brings with her a huge amount of lettings experience & local knowledge, having worked within the industry since 1997 and having dealt with a wide range of property types and managed property portfolios. ARLA qualified & born & bred in Sussex, Julie spreads her time with not only being a highly efficient and successful letting agent, but also being a full time mum and a very keen horsewoman!

Luke

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Luke Green BD
Sales Negotiator

Luke joined HJ Burt initially as a Property Manager for our busy Lettings Department but ‘changed desks’ and now works alongside Rowan on Country Property Sales and also with Jeremy on Town & Village homes. Having completed a degree in Divinity, he had a calling from the world of property and this is now his chosen career and bringing with it his excellent lines of client communication, an essential ingredient to successful sales negotiation and progression. A man with many strings to his bow, he is also a qualified personal trainer and strives to keep the team in great shape!

Melissa

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Melissa Oligario BSc (Hons) MARLA
Property Manager

Melissa joined HJ Burt in 2017 as Property Manager and works alongside Julie in the Lettings Department. Melissa has a wealth of property and estate agency experience behind her, is ARLA qualified and has a degree and extensive working experience in Building Surveying. Born and bred in West Sussex, Melissa can often be found wandering the South Downs with her family, dogs and horses!

Lynne

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Lynne Rose
Part time Negotiator

Lynne works part time at our Henfield Office and provides invaluable property experience that has included previously managing highly successful estate agency branches in Sussex, Surrey and Cornwall. She has also been involved in foreign property sales, preparing inventories and property developing.

Debbie

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Debbie Zoutewelle BA (Hons) MA
Part time Negotiator

Debbie has worked part time for a number of years at the Steyning office as an incredibly enthusiastic member of the sales team, constantly sharing her wisdom and passion for Steyning and the surrounding area and being the first point of contact for many prospective buyers and tenants visiting the area for the first time. Debbie is also an accomplished artist.

Sandra

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Sandra Taylor
Sales Negotiator

Sandra joined the Henfield Branch of HJ Burt in 2012 to become a valuable member of the sales teams. She has previous knowledge of both the financial and mortgage industry as well as good experience in branch and admin centre training and management. Devon born and bred, Sandra and her family split their time with their equally loved Sussex base and menagerie of pets with time back in the West Country.

Fiona

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Fiona Mcgillivray BA
Assistant Office Manager

Fiona joined HJ Burt in 2007 with a wealth of administrative and IT experience and now works alongside Natalie at the Steyning office and keeping the essential administration, accounts and marketing machine fully engaged! Whilst a hardy Scot at heart, Sussex has been Fiona’s home for much of her life and her family now spend many happy hours walking and cycling in and around the Steyning area.

Natalie

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Natalie Tutt
Steyning Office Manager

Natalie joined HJ Burt in 2015 as office manager and bringing with her a wealth of administrative experience. Working alongside Fiona at the busy Steyning office, together they form the beating heart of the office and the backbone to keeping us all on the straight and narrow! Born and bred in West Sussex she is the creative one of the team with a talent for arts & crafts.

Karen

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Karen Osborn
Henfield Office Manager

After many years of local estate agency experience, Karen joined HJ Burt in 2005 to manage the administration at the Henfield office and to assist with property sales and lettings. Karen combines her time with the firm and enjoying time with her family and friends close to the sea at Shoreham.

Nick

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Nick Churton, MNAEA, CIPS
Mayfair Office
Managing director

Nick Churton has been immersed in the residential property market for nearly fifty years. Following a successful career in estate agency, where he was connected with some of the industry’s leading names, he has fulfilled an ambition to provide a clear and effective media and marketing lead within the residential property sector in the UK and overseas.

Susan

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Susan Hawkins
Mayfair Office
Media director

Susan is one of the leading property advertising and PR specialists working in the UK and is a popular and respected source of information, opinion and material for journalists working within this medium. Many years spent handling clients’ advertising and editorial needs have given her a unique insight and a valuable skillset for clients.

Annette

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Annette Reeve, MNAEA, CIPS
Mayfair Office
Operations Director

Annette Reeve has been involved in residential estate agency for over thirty-five years and has always enjoyed a loyal and enthusiastic client base that values her creative and well-informed approach to property sales. Annette's in-depth knowledge of the market benefits buyers, sellers and estate agents in the UK and overseas.

Kirsty

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Kirsty Stephens
Mayfair Office
Assistant to the directors

In her role as directors' assistant Kirsty liaises with agents and helps them with their day-to-day marketing needs. A real ‘natural’, Kirsty has developed key contacts with the press as well as a good nose for important property stories. Working in print and online her efforts are increasingly apparent in widely-read property pages.

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