Our story

Establishing our estate agency in 2017, we have grown the business into a multi-site residential sales, lettings and property management agency.


In early 2024, following the acquisition of Senate Property Services Ltd, we welcomed their team and rebranded our growing residential sales and lettings agency to Horton & Senate. With offices based in Shirley and Knowle, we have expanded our services to cover Shirley, Solihull, Knowle and Dorridge for buying and selling homes, and have grown our lettings agency to cover all of Birmingham and Solihull.


Due to continued success, we acquired Senate Property Services Ltd, an established lettings agency based in Knowle. This strategic acquisition further expands our lettings agency business and strengthens our residential sales, lettings and property management services.


Tom was nominated for the Young Residential Surveyor of the Year Award, and the surveying business expanded around Solihull. In 2022, the firm was a UK finalist for the Small Agency of the UK at the Negotiator Awards. Meanwhile, they expanded their lettings service with a key hire in Charlotte Ford as Senior Property Manager.


With rumours that CPBigwood would be sold, Justyn and Tom leapt to set up their own estate agency. Horton & Storey was born. Even with COVID-19 and Brexit, the partnership performed exceptionally, becoming the fastest-growing estate agency in the Solihull market.


Tom was in his final year of training after finishing his Master’s Degree at Birmingham City University. A chance meeting with the new owners of CPBigwood led to a late-night phone call with Justyn, where Tom pitched the Head of the Birmingham agency to his old colleague.  After a successful recruitment drive, Justyn became the head of the agency, with Tom managing the New Business department. Justyn made his first hire, Tom as his deputy.


Our co-founders, Justyn Horton and Tom Storey met while working at Dixons Estate Agency in 2013. Tom left Dixons after a year to pursue a career in Chartered Surveying, while Justyn continued to grow as one of Dixons’ most successful senior branch managers and trainers.

Horton & Senate were very professional, honest and gave us a good valuation for our home. I would recommend Horton & Senate to anyone wishing to sell their home. Genuine people helping you make the right decision for you.

Justyn was amazing from start to finish. We purchased our home through Horton & Senate, Justyn was always available and was always the first person in the chain to have any information on progress. We would highly recommend Horton & Senate for an individual, informative and positive service.

I recently purchased a property through Horton & Senate. Justyn and Emma were very approachable throughout, ensured I was kept up to date with any relevant information. Thank you all at H&S!

Justyn, Emma and Casey were all instrumental in helping us find our first home and they were extremely responsive and supportive all along the way. I am gutted to have not had the opportunity to meet all of the team in person due to COVID but, from our correspondence over the phone, they are really lovely people. Whenever we needed to clarify or chase something, the team was always happy to chase up with the other parties in the chain and help push things along. They also responded to all of our queries consistently within a matter of hours and were also happy to meet our requests when bidding for the property. Working with Horton & Senate was a pleasure from start to finish. Thanks again from Alex & Sophie!

Horton & Senate were the agent we chose for selling our property and we were very pleased with them, from the first visit to the close of business, house sold! Always interested in our needs, and professional in assessment, advice and service. We enjoyed their continued involvement throughout and are pleased to recommend them to all future sellers.

Having recently sold my property through Horton & Senate, I have only the highest praise for Justyn and all the team....ALWAYS kept up to date.....ALWAYS returning any phone messages.....ALWAYS remaining polite and professional, even when I occasionally put them under a little pressure. Highly recommended – 5 star service.

Having recently sold our property through Horton & Senate, I would highly recommend them to anybody looking for an estate agent. Professional and thorough throughout the process, we were always kept up to date at every stage. Excellent service.

Very friendly and professional estate agents. The nicest agents we dealt with in our search for a property.

Horton & Senate are an absolute joy to work with. Their knowledge, experience and expertise from the start set us at ease and made the process from start to finish an awesome experience. I would definitely recommend them!