About Watson

Ever since the early 1800s, when JW Watson & Sons had its first foray into Yorkshire’s property management industry, we have always evolved to meet the needs of clients. We have been relentlessly innovative, because we know that to be competitive, we must have an edge.

We have prided ourselves on our consistently excellent customer service and unrivalled market insight over the years – the people who work for us and the people we work with, matter to us.

Driving all of this, a constant over the years, has been our simple philosophy, based on our core values of being Proud, Honest, Warm and Dependable. These words really do mean something to us – we’ve lived and breathed them for 200 years, and they’re at the heart of the Watson family.

None of this has happened by accident. Instead, our philosophy of true partnership working, exemplary customer service and highly experienced professionals has created a business that is testament to our founders’ unashamed hard work and their simple passion for property.


With over 200 years of successful property management we believe we have a lot to be proud of, our heritage ensures we continue to improve the service we provide our clients both today and in the future.


We operate completely transparently and are able to have difficult conversations in order to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.


With an understanding ear, we at Watson listen to our clients’ needs to ensure living in a development managed by Watson is an enjoyable experience.


We are available 24/7 to ensure when an emergency occurs at any of our managed developments there is always someone on hand to help.

So whilst it's true to say we've changed, our DNA remains the same: Proud, Honest, Warm & Dependable Watson