Durham Sales & Lettings branch

3 New Elvet Durham DH1 3AQ

Efficient, friendly service, excellent local knowledge and good value for money … That is why we are the top estate agents in Durham for happy client feedback.

Rise Sales & Lettings is one of the leading estate agents in Durham, Chester-Le-Street and the surrounding areas. We specialise in sales, lettings and property management and have built a reputation for being quick, honest and professional. Our dedicated team based in the centre of Durham is efficient friendly and always aiming to exceed your expectations. 

What makes Rise Sales & Lettings different? 

Customer Service 

Rise Sales & Lettings is a member of The Property Ombudsman, The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) and complies with the Deposit Protection legislation. These provide sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with an assurance that they will receive the highest level of customer service. We are the number 1 rated agent in Durham for client feedback, rated independently on allAgents, the UK's Largest Customer Review Website for the Property Industry.

Expert Advice 

It takes skill and expertise to negotiate successfully through to completion and still achieve the best possible price. Through training and experience our employees offer expert advice on buying, selling and letting property. 

State of the Art Website 

With thousands of visitors every month, Rise Sales & Lettings is one of Durham’s most popular estate agency websites. Noted for its innovative approach to showcasing properties, our website plays a pivotal role in the professional marketing of your property. 

Extensive Marketing 

A dedicated Marketing Manager ensures that our client’s properties receive maximum exposure across a variety of media. As well as Rise Sales & Lettings often featuring in local press, we are high on Google search ratings and receive additional online exposure on the top property portals including Rightmove and Zoopla. 

Effective Photography 

Presentation and timing are everything when it comes to selling or letting out your property. Our specialist photographers are trained to take professional photographs as well as write comprehensive, detailed property descriptions, all in just one visit. Your property is then ready to be viewed by prospective tenants or buyers within days. 

Accurate Evaluation 

We have extensive experience in valuing all types of properties throughout the north east. We research demand and average sales and rental prices in the area and consider all the unique selling points of your property before valuing the property. This helps us put an accurate monthly rental asking price on our advertising so you have the optimum chance of achieving the maximum rental income in the shortest possible time. 

Latest sale listings for Durham Sales & Lettings

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

15 Uplands Close

Offers in the region of £125,000

We are delighted to offer this three bedroom semi detached property to the market. The property briefly comprises; entrance hallway, lounge, kitchen/breakfast, cloakroom W/C and orangery to the ground floor...

For sale

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Fielding Court, High Farm, Crook

Offers in excess of £215,000

We are delighted to offer this extended four bedroom detached property to the market. The property briefly comprises; entrance porch, hallway, cloakroom W/C, lounge, dining room, orangery, kitchen, utility, three...

For sale

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Minster Court, Belmont


Beautifully refurbished and incredibly spacious self contained first floor flat, pleasantly situated on this popular development. Ideally suited to a variety of purchasers the property has been reconfigured to provide...

For sale

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Middleham Road, Newton Hall


EXTENDED LEASE WITH APPROXIMATELY 168 YEARS REMAINING. Well presented first floor flat, pleasantly situated on this popular modern development. Ideal for first time buyers or buy to let investors. Entrance...

For sale

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 3 living

East Street, Hett, Durham


Stunning end terraced period farmhouse with incredibly large rear garden, beautifully presented throughout and pleasantly situated in this sought after and picturesque village. Thoughtfully extended over recent years including the...

For sale

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Latest lettings listings for Durham Sales & Lettings

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Fairfalls Terrace, Co Durham

£600 pcm + fees

Modern three storey townhouse which is finished to an extremely high specification. The accommodation briefly comprises Hall, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Ground Floor WC, Two Double Bedrooms and Family bathroom to first...

To let

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Broomside Lane, Belmont

£525 pcm + fees

Fully refurbished 2 bedroom mid terraced property, conveniently situated in this popular location. Ideal for professionals or small families. Close to local schools, shops and amenities and excellent access to...

To let

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Glamis Court, Woodstone Village

£495 pcm + fees

Immaculately maintained 2 bedroom top floor apartment, pleasantly situated on this sought after modern development and ideally located close to Chester le Street, Houghton le Spring and with good access...

To let

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

St. Giles Close, Durham

£775 pcm + fees

Well presented modern three bedroom semi detached house in a small development just a 10 minute walk from Durham City Centre. The property is neutrally decorated offers ample space as...

To let

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths

Gilsland Street, Sunderland

£450 pcm + fees

**********AVAILABLE NOW**********Newly refurbished two bedroom dorma bungalow. Comprising of entrance hallyway,bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom to the ground floor the master bedroom to the first floor. The property benefits from...

To let

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Durham Sales & area guide

Matthew Geany

Managing Director

Matt caught the property bug while working for a London estate agency firm after graduating in 2000. On returning to the north east, Matt launched Rise estate agents in 2007. From the spare bedroo...

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Paul Rickaby

Sales Director

Paul began his career in estate agency in 1996. He soon established a reputation as an excellent negotiator, agreeing sales on hundreds of properties throughout the region which led to senior posit...

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Daniel Wolstencroft

Property Manager

Joining our team in 2016 Dan has become an invaluable member of the team, quickly completing his NFOPP course in lettings and property management and is now a qualified property manager for Rise. D...

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Melanie Hartness

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Melanie started her estate agency career as a property manager in 2015 quickly progressing to assistant head of property management with an independent estate agency specializing in Student letting...

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Durham Sales & Lettings branch case studies


new tenant found quickly and dealt with smoothly and easy, great to deal with and would not hesitate to recommend

Christine Ives

I thought Paul handled my sale very well. Advice given was genuine and honest and he was always available if I had any queries and kept me informed of progress of the sale I liked that he was involved from initial viewing of house to completion unlike other estate agents in Durham


Professional and flexible service from Paul - first viewing by the people who ultimately purchased the property was done at a weekend whilst we were out of the country on holiday.


From initial contact, through valuation, listing, viewings and sale Rise and in particular Paul were first class. Paul genuinely showed an interest and helped devise a strategy to sell our home. He was available every step of the way to guide us through. I would definitely use Rise again in the future. I wish every part of moving home went as smoothly as this!


Amazing through the whole process! Helped, guided, advised and supported. Really helped the process run smoothly and got the process done in 5 weeks! Fabulous.


Paul was fantastic and very swift at replying throughout the who process. Especially with being first time buyers Paul took what would be additional worry and stress out of the equation with his prompt responses.

S Williams

After a bad experience with 2 larger estate agents Rise were a breath of fresh air. Great communication (based on what was easier for me). Used initiative, gave honest advice & also managed to sell my house quickly. Would definitely recommend! Thank you!

The H family

Following a meeting with Matt ten years ago when we were very impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail, we decided to move the management of our property portfolio in central Durham City from 'In house' to Rise Lettings. Since that time, Matt and his team have overseen numerous improvements to our properties to ensure that our tenants continue to be offered the very highest standard of student accommodation and care available in the city. The level of service we receive as landlords is outstanding in every respect.

P Bolton

Paul was extremely helpful with all queries that where raised during our purchase. Paul's correspondence was all the more important given that I was working in New Zealand for 5 weeks after our offer was accepted on the property, his help ensured an extremely smooth buying process. Many thanks....