Commercial Agency

Clifford Dann has offices in Lewes covering Brighton & Hove and the Mid Sussex area sucessfully selling across Central Sussex and the South Coast.
Whether it is a small lock up shop or a major industrial complex, somewhere along the line someone's financial position is affected by their building. This principle is vital to keep in mind in looking after out clients interests.

Our experience of the market enables us to provide the fullest service to investors and developers in every sphere and we aim to respond quickly, efficiently and imaginatively to their needs.

  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Industrial buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Investment & Development
Residential Agency

Over 60 years of handling residential property from country mansions through to apartments gives us a leading position in the market place. Our senior sales staff have close on a 100 years of experience between them in caring for clients and their properties in both the urban and rural property markets across a wide area of central Sussex including the coast.

Our services include residential sales valuation together with specialist valuation advice for inheritance tax, capital gains tax, trusts, acquisitions and matrimonial purposes.

We are specialists in New Homes providing advice to both mainstream and private builders with acquisition of sites together with the onward sale of their new homes.

Our prominent High Street office provides an excellent focal point for the marketing of properties and along with our membership of the TEAM association of estate agents gives a wide and far reaching outlet source for the sale of any property.

Landlord & Tenant

Clifford Dann have been advising owners and occupiers - landlords and tenants - of rented property for many years and have an established expertise in this field. We offer clear advice based on our experience of values in the Sussex area and our knowledge of the complexity of the Landlord and Tenant Legislation. 

Lease Renewal 

Lease renewal provides the opportunity to review the impracticality of older leases and introduce commercial reality. The Landlord & Tenant Acts provide a strict timetable to be followed by both sides and with proper professional advice a significant technical advantage can be gained. In this respect we recommend to both landlords and tenants that they take advice before the lease expires. 

Rent Review 

Rent Reviews are an area for potential conflict; all landlords want rents to increase whereas tenants want them to decrease. We act for either party in such disputes to ensure that no tenant pays too much whilst no landlord receives too little.


Valuation is at the heart of our business, we are RICS Registered Valuers - whether you are buying or selling, if you are a landlord or a tenant. At the end of the day, the level of rent or price paid is the crucial figure. Our partners and managers have a wide knowledge of residential and commercial values across the County. This has been built up over many years and comes from not only an active involvement in the residential and commercial agency markets within the County, but also from professional advice given to owners, Asset Managers, Charities and tenants alike. Our Partners and Managers have acted as Expert Witnesses in litigation matters where our valuation expertise is put fully to the test.


Planning and development advice is a core service provided by Clifford Dann. The firm has acquired immense knowledge of the area over many years and has wide experience of local planning authorities.
We deal with proposals relating to most types of properties and development, both large and small, including:

  • development appeals, strategic planning on local plans. Development approach.
  • new build for residential and business premises
  • changes of use of buildings and land
  • conversion schemes for the re-use of buildings
  • householder development
  • listed building consents
  • certificates of lawful use and development
  • Proposals relating to listed properties and to properties in conservation areas
  • representations on behalf of objectors to planning applications 
  • Representations on behalf of objectors to planning applications
Through the firm's association with Parker Dann, Chartered Town Planners of Lewes, additional expertise is readily available.

Development Land

The identification, planning, disposal and acquisition of development opportunities are key activities of the practice. Clifford Dann has a long track record in successful strategic land development site promotion and acquisition and disposal of shorter and medium term opportunities. We can offer the experience and guidance needed to landowners to realise the potential for your development whether they be large scale or individual plots. We also assist developers looking to achieve a quality mix and revenue of their interest.

New Homes

Clifford Dann has the expertise to handle land sales with all the associated planning complexities and we also have a very active New Homes department dealing with single plots and larger sites where we represent national development companies. Our dedicated New Homes sales team specifically looks after our clients' needs. 

Building Surveying

We advise on all aspects of repair, maintenance, improvements, alterations and extension of virtually any type of building. Much of our time is spent in advising prospective buyers or tenants on the construction and condition of buildings whether residential (from a small bungalow to a large country mansion) or commercial. We act in building problems or disputes and dilapidations. Specialist advice is available on Party Wall matters.
A full design and contract administration service is available, be it for a small extension or alteration right up to a complete new build or development.

Property Management

We manage a substantial portfolio of mixed residential and commercial properties across the South East for a variety of clients from small investors to large institutions.
The key to the department's success has been understanding our clients' business requirements and working closely with them to provide the levels of management required. Administration has to be efficient for the smooth running of the property under management to be maintained. Prompt financial control is assured by our competent team boosted by a tailor made computerised system. Our sensitivity towards both parties is crucial to ensure that the client's obligations as landlord are met whilst maintaining good relations with tenants and other occupiers.

  • Collection of Rent, Service Charges etc.
  • Regular inspection to ensure tenant complies with repairing obligations. .
  • Supervision of repairs and decorations.
  • Regular reporting.
Agricultural Services

Our many years of practical and professional experience in the agricultural market enables us to advise clients on: 
  • Estate and Farm Management
  • Agricultural and Equestrian planning applications and appeals
  • Farm Diversification 
  • Removal of Agricultural Occupancy Restrictions
  • Litigation Support
  • Realising development potential of land and buildings
  • Acting as an Expert under the Civil Procedure Rules. 

Covid 19 Information

Our offices are currently operating on an appointment only basis for the foreseeable future. All visitors are requested to wear face masks and observe social distancing measures.


Viewings are available by arrangement. Please view our contact list here for how to get in touch with the department you need. 

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