Cheffins

Cheffins is a market leading firm of surveyors, valuers, property advisers and auctioneers. What distinguishes Cheffins is its unique range of specialisms and pre-eminence in them, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Cheffins is a market leading firm of surveyors, property advisers and auctioneers. Established in 1825, Cheffins operates from six offices across the Mid Anglia region including Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Newmarket, Ely, Haverhill and Sutton; we also have an office in London.

With a rich heritage in auctioneering, Cheffins hosts one of the world’s largest monthly machinery auctions from our sale ground near Ely as well as our esteemed vintage and classic auctions; we also hold regular fine art and property auctions from our headquarters at Clifton House in the heart of Cambridge.

The firm has grown organically over the years to become a modern and dynamic multi-disciplinary practice operating with expertise in estate agency, commercial property agency, planning, farm management consultancy and providing professional advice on rural business matters.


Products and services

Residential Sales & Lettings

If you are considering selling your property, or renting it out during a period of extended absence abroad, for example, in Cheffins you are choosing one of the best-known names in the region, with a reputation for responsiveness and professionalism. As one of the leading firms in this region, with a strong brand and a network of offices, we are the first port of call for many potential buyers and renters from across the UK and abroad.

Commercial Property Services

We aim to provide a level of service and client focus that distinguishes Cheffins Commercial from its competitors. We achieve this through a team of skilled surveyors, who understand clients' requirements and provide commercially-driven solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Our success is reflected in the range and scale of transactions, portfolios and investments handled for leading organisations in this region.

Private Client, Probate & Valuation

Cheffins Private Client & Probate services draw on the experience and expertise of our qualified valuers and professionals to provide solicitors, executors, trustees, businesses and individuals with advice from a single reputable source.

Property Auctions

Cheffins operates the only regular Cambridge-based land and property auction and our established Cambridge salerooms are ideally located to provide targeted marketing across the region and into London and the Midlands. With a long history of selling properties by auction we are committed to providing a professional service to buyers and sellers of all property types - rural, residential, commercial and land. Your property will enjoy maximum market exposure; our website which attracts more than 1 million visitors each year.

Fine Art & Antiques

Our Fine Art & Antiques Department is one of the leading provincial auction houses in the UK, attracting buyers from all over the world. Our monthly Antiques and Interiors Sale offers an eclectic mix of antique, collectable and decorative items at affordable prices. The quarterly Fine Art Sale always includes a fine selection of ceramics, glass, silver, clocks, jewellery, pictures, collector's and sporting items and furniture, and has an international reputation.

In addition we hold specialist sales of objects, furniture and paintings from 1860 to the present day, books, maps and prints, a bi-annual Oriental sale of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, glass and works of art, and a yearly wine sale. We also provide valuations for insurance, inheritance tax and the family division.

Tractor, Plant & Machinery Sales

Cheffins are internationally recognised as the leading auctioneer of agricultural and construction machinery in Europe, conducting regular sales at our permanent saleground at Sutton, Cambridgeshire, in Bristol and on-site auction sales throughout the UK.

No other UK based auctioneer has the degree of expertise and hands on knowledge as Cheffins and this is recognised by over 20,000 plus registered buyers from over 100 countries.

Agricultural & Rural Business Services

One of East Anglia's largest established rural based firms, offering advice and support on all aspects of rural and agri-business activity. We offer up-to-date knowledge of national policies, legislation, markets and values to provide professional advice and support for rural businesses.

Planning & Development

Cheffins Planning and Development service, backed by the expert resources of our Residential, Commercial and Rural Departments, provides a complete service for establishing and exploiting the opportunities which may be available through developing or redeveloping your property assets. Our solutions are realistic and underpinned by valuation and investment advice based on years of practical experience.

Residential Sales

Cheffins are market leaders in residential sales throughout the region with a traditional and professional approach which also encompasses the very latest in computerised technology and advanced website development. 

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