About Us

Established in 1988, Real Estates is proud to specialise in residential Letting – we don’t sell houses, insurance or mortgages – we concentrate on what we do best, we are Letting experts.


Our large, recently refurbished and air conditioned, double fronted office occupies a prominent position in the old market town of Redruth. The rugged north Cornish coastline with sandy beaches and wonderful surf is some 4 miles away at Portreath. The University and safe sailing waters of the south Cornish coastline are some 10 miles away at Falmouth. The county city of Truro with Cathedral, Treliske Hospital and College is also some 10 miles distant.

Real Estates Office Redruth

Our Patch

To maximise our efficiency, we concentrate our knowledge and expertise in this central part of Cornwall, limiting our professional activity in the Residential Letting’s market to an area that is within roughly a forty minute drive of Redruth – the towns of Perranporth, Truro, Falmouth, Helston and Hayle form the approximate perimeter of our “patch”. We also cover the other side of Truro as far as St Austell, Carlyon Bay, Tresillian, Probus, Ladock, St Stephen, Trewoon, etc.

Property Types

Within this area we manage the letting of many hundreds of properties including Studios, Flats, Maisonettes, Houses, Cottages and Bungalows. We have city properties, town properties, village properties, rural properties and coastal properties. We act for Landlords as far away as Australia and as close as Redruth. We have professional Landlords, investment Landlords, short-term Landlords and long-term Landlords.

We therefore feel confident that whatever your circumstances our service can satisfy your requirements.


We pride ourselves on our professionalism but for your added peace of mind and complete protection, Real Estates is also a participating member of the National Association of Estate agents (NAEA) Propertymark, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Propertymark, the Clients Money Protection Scheme, the Property Ombudsman Scheme and the Government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme. The extensive codes of practice and rules of conduct imposed by these institutions also include mandatory Professional Indemnity Insurance and an annual audit by Chartered Accountants of our Clients Account and our separate Clients Deposit Account.

Opening Hours

Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Closed weekends and bank holidays.

Out of hours messages can always be left on the answer phone or sent to property@realestates.co.uk

Who Are We

Real Estates (Cornwall) Limited trades as Real Estates.

Ian Datson MNAEA. MARLA. Managing Director

Ian founded the company in 1988 and has over 40 years of experience in the property industry. He mainly deals with keeping the business running smoothly, accounts, rental valuations and viewings. He has a wide range of experience with the Landlord and Tenant Act and has a 100% record with the eviction of bad tenants!

He also has an intimate knowledge of all things computerised and counts tinkering with computers as one of his hobbies!