Having known and dealt with Tim for over 20 years I have had first-hand experience of the quality and value of his property expertise.  Without Tim's help we would not have found our present house: he alerted us to the fact that it would be coming onto the market and helped us navigate the sealed bid process successfully.  Over the years Tim has helped us on several occasions with advice on other properties we were considering buying, and I particularly value his advice on valuation matters, and current market conditions.

Tim Hancock

Former Partner, Rothschild

Since 1992, when I first established my publishing business in Lewes, Tim Page-Ratcliff has been my ‘go-to’ property agent.  For 30 years, Tim has concluded numerous property deals on my behalf, guided me successfully through the sale of three unique downland homes and more recently, advised me on the conversion and sale of my former Grade Two business premises on Lewes High Street, when I sold Ivy Press and retired.  Tim balances calm professionalism with shrewd thinking, a ‘mastermind' knowledge of Sussex and a contact list other agents would kill for.  Finding, buying and selling property is always stressful but Tim manages to keep you calm, make you laugh and pull the right rabbit out of the hat - which is a rare combination of talents.

Peter Bridgewater

Founder of Ivy Press & winner of 3 Sussex Heritage Architectural Awards

I first approached Tim 22 years ago when I was relocating back from the US to Sussex after 20 years. Tim rapidly matched us with the perfect house (off market) and the buyer was able to achieve a fair deal for both parties. What was a delight was the incredible knowledge and people he knew to get my children into schools, solicitors, insurance brokers, surveyors etc. He provides a complete service from start to finish covering all aspects of the house sale and moving. His attention to detail and intuitive knowledge of how to move a sale forward and get a deal done is exceptional.


Recently I appointed Tim to find me a new home; the sale was agreed off market, and whilst I was willing to pay full price he negotiated a significant reduction. We are likely to complete contracts in 4 weeks and Tim always keeps me updated and I don't need to worry about any aspects of the sale. I remember selling our first country home and the day before exchange of contracts the buyer wanted a reduction of 15%. Tim contacted me early in the morning with a strategy and we exchanged by midday at the full price agreed. I consider Tim has a masterclass of agency skills and knows when to give space and also focus on the micro details of a house sale. I would highly recommend Tim, especially with his 35+ years knowledge of every house and agency in the Sussex area.

Angela Rowland

Sussex resident


Tim Page-Ratcliff has been the doyen of property agents and consultants in the Sussex country house market for well over 20 years.  He is not only well liked but is also highly trusted and respected by fellow professionals and by the numerous buyers and sellers he has successfully advised over the years.  Tim’s knowledge of the country house market in Sussex is unparalleled.  His long experience also means that his list of contacts is unrivalled.  He literally seems to know everyone.  Tim is efficient and organised and his natural charm, humour, honesty and courtesy make him the ideal person to have on your side especially if things become stressful.  Tim listens carefully to his clients, never tries to impose solutions and has a unique understanding of the emotional and personal nuances of housing transactions.  Above all, Tim is entirely discrete - a crucial commodity in a world where indiscretion, rumour and speculation are common.  Frankly, I can’t think of any better person to appoint for anyone searching for the perfect higher value property in Sussex.

Martin Roberts

Retired Solicitor and former Head of London Office, Pinsent Masons LLP

I have been a client of Tim’s for over 20 years.  I would challenge anyone to find a more respected, trustworthy and professional property advisor.  Tim is incredibly well connected and I’d have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking a high value property in Sussex.

Nick Metcalf

Former President, Liberty Insurance Group, Lloyd's of London

I have known Tim for over 20 years, initially in a professional capacity and latterly as a friend.  He has advised us on all things related to property, expertly and effectively.  We have bought and sold through him and I would only entrust any property activity that I was engaged in with him.  He seems to know everything and everyone connected with the property world.  Above and beyond that, he is honest and trustworthy and completely irreproachable. When and if we sell our current house, we will ask him to advise us.

Charlie Whelpton

Former Managing Director of Timico Enterprise and Chairman of Wirebird

I have known Tim professionally for 25 years and during this time he has become one of the leading County House Agents in the South-East with a first class reputation for doing the very best for his clients.  I have no hesitation in recommending Tim to anyone who is looking for sound and straight forward advice to help guide them through the home buying process.

Philip Jordan 

Chief Executive, Henry Adams

TPR provided excellent knowledge of the market and ultimately found us a wonderful family home, that without their knowledge and guidance would have been difficult to secure. Excellent service, we would highly recommend.

Rory Maxwell

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Halfspace