A PROPERTY expert has taken up a new role with estate agency Bramleys in Huddersfield.
Peter Butler has retired as senior partner after 32 years with the firm, but is staying on as a full-time consultant.
Mr Butler joined the partnership at Bramleys in 1977.
The firm, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, was founded in 1959 by John Bramley, who retired from the firm in 1985.
Mr Butler began his career in property in 1965 as an article clerk at Crossley Crossland and Uttley in Halifax, where he served until 1970.
He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1970 and joined Eddisons in Huddersfield, where he worked until 1976. In 1972, Mr Butler opened the firm’s Guiseley office. He also worked in Bradford and became an associate partner.
Mr Butler, who lives in Lascelles Hall, has worked in all areas of property, including agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential property sales and auctions.
Bramleys has five partners and 65 staff. It also has three graduates under its graduate training programme.
It also has three fully-qualified domestic energy assessors, one of whom is also qualified as a commercial assessor.