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Limited liability partnership
Industry Chartered Surveyors
Founded 1765
Headquarters Portman Street, London, London, UK
Key people
James Gray, Managing partner
Products Residential & Commercial Property Services
Number of employees
600 (2014)[citation needed]

Cluttons LLP is an International firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants based in Central London, UK and operating throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, India and South Africa. Established in 1765,[citation needed] Cluttons is one of the oldest established firms of Chartered Surveyors in the UK, and was an important firm during the establishment of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.[1]

Cluttons is a limited liability partnership with equity partners controlling the firms direction. Mr Steve Morgan is the current Senior Partner of Cluttons LLP.[2]

Cluttons LLP has had a presence in the Middle East for over 35 years.[3][better source needed]

The firm employs over 600 people.[citation needed]

In May 2017 it was reported to have a "massive" pension fund deficit and to be submitting to a "rescue takeover".[4]


Cluttons traces its roots back to 1765, when William Clutton took over his father-in-law’s surveying business in Sussex and began trading under his own name.[5] One of those grandsons, John Clutton, moved to London in 1837 to found the London business.[citation needed] John’s brothers remained in Sussex to concentrate on the land agency business, which continues today as RH & RW Clutton, an entirely separate firm.[6]

John Clutton, born in 1809, was a joint founder and the first president of the Surveyors’ Association (later the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).[citation needed] He died in 1896, leaving the business to his successors, including four further generations of the Clutton family.[citation needed]

After the Second World War, the firm opened a commercial office in Grosvenor Street, Mayfair.[citation needed]

The 1970s saw Cluttons expand into the Middle East.[citation needed] Cluttons now has representation in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain and Oman.[citation needed]

Cluttons London Residential Agency (CLRA) was formed in 1992 by Robin Paterson after the acquisition of several Barnard Marcus London Offices and an office in Hong Kong. With funding from NatWest Ventures and Marco Polo Developments, a Singapore-based property investment company, CLRA opened new offices in London and Singapore over the next four years.[7]

In 1997, Cluttons merged with Daniel Smith, another long-established (1775) traditional management and general practice partnership.[citation needed] Daniel Smith’s approximately 100 partners and staff brought the total complement of the combined firm to over 500 people.[citation needed]

Today, Cluttons remains a private, independent business, wholly owned by the partners.[citation needed] The firm became a Limited Liability Partnership on 1 April 2005.[citation needed]

Cluttons now has over 600 partners and staff, with offices in the UK and Middle East.[citation needed] Cluttons is also represented in Russia and by associated businesses in South Africa, Spain, Italy and the Caribbean.[8][better source needed]


  1. ^ RICS: a distinguished history[dead link]
  2. ^ "Cluttons elects new senior partner". Property Week. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ Cluttons in Bahrain announces 35th year with key milestones of achievement | Cluttons
  4. ^ Hosking, Patrick (4 May 2017). "Roof comes crashing down on Cluttons". The Times.
  5. ^ "RICS at 150". RICS. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Our History - RH & RW Clutton". RH & RW Clutton. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ Hamptons. Available online at [1]. Accessed 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ About Cluttons - Our History | Cluttons

External links

  • Cluttons UK and global website
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