Opening in central Preston in 1983 then soon afterwards in Blackburn, Lea Hough has grown to become an established and respected firm of Chartered Surveyors. We have expanded and diversified over the years to meet the changing needs of our clients and the requirements of the Lancashire and Cumbria property markets.

The practice is made up of industry experts with extensive experience in surveys and valuations, planning, architectural design, land development as well as property sales, lettings and management.

We have thrived over the last 30 years by always providing a quality product and aiming to give a first class service. We are proud that the majority of our work comes through repeat business and word of mouth recommendations.

The firm has added new services to meet the needs of the market as well as developing some sector specialisms such as: specialist advice regarding planning and development of land; dilapidations claims relating to commercial property; and specialist advisors to schools, academies and dioceses.

Lea Hough are proud of our longstanding chartered status and membership with The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We are regulated by the RICS, which is the world’s leading body for professional standards, quality and ethics in land, property and construction. As part of our RICS membership, we are committed to continued professional development throughout the team and we are regularly audited by RICS.

Lea Hough has 20 staff working across our four offices. Our two main offices are the Blackburn office at Phoenix Business Park, and our Preston office at Matrix Office Park, Buckshaw Village, both of which are conveniently located alongside motorway junctions. We also have two smaller bases in central Clitheroe and Lancaster catering for our wider spread and more rural clients across Lancashire and Cumbria.


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