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Latest Your Move and Reeds Rains branch closures are in North East, reveals LSL

Company says that although half a dozen branches are closing, 11 enlarged 'keystone' branches are to be established.

Nigel Lewis

LSL’s latest branch closures programme for its Your Move and Reeds brands has been revealed, this time including six branches in the North East of England.

Four of these have already closed and are covered with the signature door and window glass whitewash while a further two, and possibly more in Cumbria, are due to close.

The branches affected so far include those in Gosforth (pictured), Heaton, Prudhoe, Alnwick, Stockton and Yarm.

But LSL says that although the redundancies are to be kept to a minimum, it is not able yet to put an exact figure on how many roles will go in the North East.

The company has also revealed the 11 ‘keystone’ branches in the region. These are to be in Carlisle, Crawcrook, Darlington, Durham City, Sunderland, Wallsend, Whickham, Whitehaven, Whitley Bay, Wigton and Winlaton.

Larger teams

“Whilst a number of branches in the North East have been merged or closed as part of the creation of our keystone branches, [these] will generally have larger teams of dedicated experts in residential sales, lettings and financial services roles than previous Your Move and Reeds Rains branches had in place,” a spokesperson told local media.

“Our ambition for the keystone branches is to be centres of excellent customer service, great places to work and efficiently run and supported.”

The latest closures are part of LSL’s £15 million restructure of its two leading estate agency brands revealed on 9th February which will see 43 branches closed across the UK as well as many sold off to franchisees or merged.

February 27, 2019

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