It all began in 1896 when Larards commence trading as Rent Collection Agents based at Bishop Lane, Hull. The business was based in Hull's Old Town for over 100 years, only moving a few doors away from the original Bishop Lane office to the corner of Lowgate as the business expanded.
Lesley Ormston (now Director) is employed by F A Larard & Sons.
Glen Welbourne (now Director) graduates with an Honours Degree in Land Management and joins F A Larard & Sons on a full-time basis.
Glen Welbourne is elected as a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Lesley Ormston graduates with HNC in Land Use and Property Management
Hayley Oldfield (now Senior Property Manager with Larards Lets) is employed by F A Larard & Sons.
Glen Welbourne appointed as Associate Partner to F A Larard & Sons.
F A Larard & Sons celebrate 100 years in business.
Glen Welbourne is elected as a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA).
Hayley Oldfield is elected as Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA).
Amanda Wilson (now Letting Consultant & Senior Valuer with Larards Lets) is employed by F A Larard & Sons.
Lesley Ormston is elected as a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA).
In a bold move overseen by Glen Welbourne, F A Larard & Sons relocate their Property Management Department from Lowgate, Hull, to prominent new offices at The Property Centre, Main Street, Willerby, HU10 6BP.
Nationwide Building Society Branch agency is opened at The Property Centre, Willerby.
Larards Property Management Limited (now trading as Larards Lets) is established by Glen Welbourne (Managing Director) and Kay Welbourne (Associate and Company Secretary) as an independent and privately owned Company. Negotiations are in hand to acquire the Property Management business from John and Stephen Larard.
Lesley Ormston is appointed Director of Larards Lets.
Larards Property Management Limited, trading as Larards Lets, acquired the
Residential Letting and Property Management business of F A Larard & Sons.
"This is a natural and seemless progression of business ensuring continuity of service for our existing clients".
Directors Glen Welbourne and Lesley Ormston, each having over 20 years experience with Larards, and Associate, Kay Welbourne, now have the challenge of bringing the business into a new era.
Glen Welbourne, Director, is elected as a Fellow of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (FARLA).
Larards Lets gained accreditation with the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS).
Glen Welbourne, Director, is elected as a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (FNAEA).
A fantastic achievement as Larards Lets win bronze award at The National Best
Estate Agency (Lettings) event hosted in London.
"We are delighted to have proved ourselves on a national stage. This certainly demonstrates how our commitment to staff training and customer service has enabled us to maintain our position as Hull and East Yorkshire's leading specialist Residential Letting Agent".
The Nationwide Building Society branch agency at Willerby goes from strength to strength with the installation of another customer service point. We are able to offer banking, loans and savings products and with new technology recently installed, our agency and customer service is even better.
A refreshing re-branding of the business trading name as Larards Lets Rent
"By building on the past and embracing the future, the Lets Rent brand has enabled us to maintain our position as the area's leading specialist Residential Letting and Property Management Agent. Lets Rent is a dynamic and forward looking organisation, whilst at the same time, standing for those traditional values and professionalism which have made us so successful in the past".
Our City Centre Property Shop is acquired at 18 Grammar School Yard, Castle Street, Hull, HU1 1SE,
taking our business brand back into the heart of Kingston upon Hull. Head office remains at The
Property Centre, Main Street, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6BP.
Acquisition of another fleet vehicle. A silver Mini appropriately licensed N222 LET and adorned with the latest Lets Rent brand name.
Stephen Larard retires as Consultant to Larards Lets.
The residential sales arm of our company is re-branded as Lets Sell, providing residential sales services for investors and home owners in Hull and The East Riding of Yorkshire.
Larards Lets launch a new website giving our customers an even better property choice and allowing sales and rental searches by location, price, accommodation type and size.
In spite of the "Credit Crunch" our Larards Lets Nationwide Building Society
Branch Agency has it's best month ever, beating targets for loans and savings.
Our Nationwide Agency Team celebrate their success outside The Property Centre.
The energy efficiency arm of our business is re-branded Lets Go Green, providing Energy Performance Certificates and advice on how to make properties more energy efficient.
Lets Sell achieve a sales success rate of over 90% in the month of February.
Lets Go Green exceed all expectations, producing hundreds of EPCs so far this year.
Hayley Oldfield, Senior Property Manager, celebrates 21 years with the company this month.
"From first starting in 1988 I saw Larards, as it was then, as the premier letting agent. Having worked through numerous positions within the company I still uphold that view. I have been successful in obtaining a number of qualifications cumulating with my membership of ARLA. I am happy to be able to say I work for a company that is honest, reliable and conscientious to both landlords and tenants. I look forward to many more years with the company, still striving to improve on an excellent service."
Lets Sell continues to achieve successful sale rates despite the poor sales market conditions.
Lets Go Green continues to produce EPCs in the hundreds, and provide energy saving advice to landlords, tenants and buyers.
Larards Lets officially open our new "Property Shop" at 18 Grammar School Yard, Castle Street, Hull, HU1 1SE. Members of the Letting and Management team open The Property Shop, taking lettings and sales enquiries at the new City Centre location. Head office remains at The Property Centre, Main Street, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6BP.
Larards Lets is now a registered SAFEagent. SAFE - Safe Agent Fully Endorsed - is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through a client money protection scheme. There are several schemes in the sector operated by RICS, ARLA and NALS, all of which Larards Lets are a part of.
2012 was the year that "Generation Rent" really took hold. The number of lettings arranged by Larards Lets in December 2012 being the highest on record. If you are a property owner, we extend a welcome to discuss your rental property investments and how Larards Lets Professional, experienced team can help you. Contact Larards Lets
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office at Hull Road, Hessle and look forward to being of service at our new address. Our telephone numbers remain the same.
Ultra-efficient for a light environmental touch, Larards new VW UP hits the road and helps our busy lettings and sales teams serve the region's property market.
Larards Lets and Lets Sell know how important it is to keep up to date with ever changing regulations that affect the business of estate agency. Carl, Laura and Katie from our sales and letting team recently attended a Compliance Matters seminar hosted by industry expert David Beaumont. Our clients and customers appreciate that our investment in staff training enables us to deliver the high quality service that our reputation is built upon.
Larards Lets staff serve landlords and tenants across the region with our new look fleet of vehicles.
Larards Lets' Laura Minns passes the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) Level 3 Technical Award in Sale of Residential Property.
Larards Lets' Claudia Harrington passes the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.