Newland Rennie has recently merged with David James & Partners. It now has nine offices, including Newport, Cwmbran and Chepstow, in South-East Wales and the South-West of England

Newland Rennie is a well-known name in estate agency in south east Wales and it has recently taken the decision to spread its wings and join forces with another agent on the English side of the Severn.
The merger with David James & Partners has not only created an enhanced offering in the rural property scene in both areas, it has also helped Newland Rennie in the current climate which is seeing many buyers coming into South Wales from in and around Bristol.
And this flood of buyers is only going to increase with the news that the tolls on the Severn Crossings are being scrapped by the end of 2018.
The new group now has nine offices across south east Wales and the south west of England and employs 70 staff.
Gary Plumley, of Newland Rennie, said: “We are already finding that the majority of people who come through our doors, particularly at our Chepstow branch, are coming over from Bristol. People have been moving over here from there for years but we have seen an increase in recent times and prices are rising quite significantly.”
He said that someone moving into the area from Bristol will find they can get a lot more for their money, and still be able to commute into the city for work either by road or train.
Houses are selling quickly, which is creating a shortage of properties as not enough are coming to market, he said.
The merger with David James & Partners will help both firms in other ways than just selling houses.
It offers a full ‘plot to key’ service, which is especially useful with rural property sales.
Mr Plumley said that someone might by a plot of land or barn to convert at auction through Newland Rennie. In the past, they would have had to look elsewhere for planning advice and for an architect. But now that Newland Rennie has merged with David James & Partners, all of this can be done in house.
The group also now offers valuations, building surveying, land compensation, expert witness and rural AMC finance. 
Both firms are well respected and longstanding firms of chartered surveyors and estate agents and they can cover all aspects of property agency. 

Meet the Newland Rennie team:

Chloe Rutsch - Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer 
Chloe was headhunted by Hayes Sales and Lettings specialising in the sale of period, character and equestrian properties working between the Ledbury and Monmouth Offices. She then moved to Cardiff to work for Chewton Rose, a branch of the largest independent estate agencies in Europe, selling executive homes £400,000 and above. Chloe joined the Newland Rennie Newport team in 2016 as a Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer. 
Clair Powell - Senior Lettings Negotiator
Clair has been with Newland Rennie since January 2014 and has six years’ experience in estate agency. Her main duties are valuations, listing properties, bond disputes/releases, viewings and general office enquiries. She enjoys working with a great team. 

Huw Bowles - Finance Director
Huw is Finance Director of Newland Rennie’s parent company, Bristol-based David James & Partners. Born in Tredegar and with family in Newbridge, Huw has enjoyed the opportunity of being back on home soil when he visits Newland Rennie’s offices across Monmouthshire.

Louise Cawley - Residential Lettings Director
Louise has been with the company for more than 12 years and manages the lettings department. 

Kim Holbrook - Sales Negotiator
Kim started working at Newland Rennie as soon as she left education. Seven years later and she has built up a great deal of knowledge about the property market. Kim sits on the front desk so pop in and she will be happy to help with any inquiries 

David Martin - Registered Valuer
David is a RICS Registered Valuer who joined Newland Rennie in 1982. As a partner in the firm, he developed the sales, lettings and professional business in both Cwmbran and Newport branches. He is a  senior chartered surveyor with more than 40 years local experience.

Abbie Parsons - Rentals
Abbie re-joined the business in early 2016 after needing a change from running her own business for three years. She deals with the maintenance for all rental properties across the six offices at Newland Rennie as well as general admin, viewings and making everyone smile. 

Gary Plumley - Sales Manager
Gary has been in the estate agency business since 1989. He has worked in Cwmbran, Chepstow and Newport, being head hunted along the way, before opening his own agency in Newport which he ran for 15 years before closing it to get involved with another family business. He was invited to join the Newland Rennie in the capacity as Sales Manager in Newport two years ago.