Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency, has acquired Chester lettings business, Thomas C Adams.

Thomas C Adams is a lettings and property management company, covering all aspects of the rental property market, while offering advice to customers and landlords.

Established since 1886, the business has achieved a market leading position and reputation with a large portfolio of landlords located in Chester, Wirral and North Wales.

Sales director at Countrywide Residential Lettings, Jane O’Donnell, said: “Thomas C Adams stood out to us because like Countrywide, the owners prided themselves in providing an excellent tailored customer service. The business is a perfect fit for us and comes with a highly professional and experienced staff, of whom we are very proud to welcome.

“The acquisition is a key part of our strategy of expansion through acquisition and organic growth across the UK. The business will be fully-integrated within the overall Countrywide lettings division giving landlord clients access to our exclusive range of products and services, and the benefit of our strong and secure infrastructure to support both landlords and tenants.”

The business will continue to operate as normal under our local brand name Beresford Adams and all staff will remain at the branch as valued members of the team. As part of Countrywide plc, the business will benefit from the group’s shared marketing services and property market insight due to economies of scale.

Owner of Thomas C Adams lettings business, Neil Wilson, said: “After being part of Thomas C Adams for 45 years, 40 of which as proprietor, I am delighted to have found Countrywide, an organisation that has the same high standards of professionalism that has been the overriding principal of this firm. I am confident that Countrywide will carry the business forward and help the residential lettings and management division grow and prosper in the future.”

Managing director, Countrywide Residential Lettings, John Hards, added: “Countrywide has a unique ability to grow businesses by ensuring they operate autonomously, retain their local heritage and benefit from Countrywide’s ongoing investment and support. For clients, Countrywide’s structure, scale and all-round property expertise enables it to best serve the needs of clients of all sizes, from private landlords to corporate investors.

“In line with our expansion strategy, we are very interested in talking to professional agents with single or multi-branch businesses almost anywhere in the UK. If you would like to speak to me in absolute confidence I can be reached at”