About Us

Druce & Partners are an independently owned family run estate agents established in 1990 by the Principal and founder, Darryl Druce.

We specialise in residential property sales in and around the St Albans area and provide unrivalled expertise and local market knowledge from our long serving professional sales team who are all long standing St Albans residents. This local knowledge and continuity from our highly trained staff set us apart from the ever changing competition. 

Our philosophy is to provide an exceptional level of customer service - from the first point of contact to the day you move we keep our clients fully updated throughout.

A testament to our ethos is the level of recommendations we receive from delighted clients and the amount of repeat business we have dealt with over the years.

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Our People

Darryl Druce - Principal

Darryl has operated as an agent in the City for over 40 years, founding Druce and Partners in 1990 and building on a reputation of solid and honest advice with a focus on customer service all the way through the sometimes difficult house buying and selling process.

With a wealth of contacts in St Albans and surrounding areas, built up from many years in the industry, Darryl plays an integral role in the business, carefully guiding clients to a successful move. The level of recommendations and repeat business is a tribute to the service one can expect from Druce and Partners.

Darryl has many contacts in the local area from solicitors, surveyors and all associated with the property industry - many of which forged through his long standing association with the Old Albanians Rugby Club, where he has been a player, supporter and sponsor for many years.


Nathan Ascroft

Nathan has lived around the St Albans area for most of his life, attending Verulam School and is passionate about the city. He believes in a friendly and hardworking approach in order to provide the higest levels of service for our clients. Nathan enjoys playing rugby at Old Albanians and cricket. 

Contact Nathan - nathan.ascroft@druce-partners.co.uk   


Jane Oram

Jane has run the administration side of Druce and Partners for many years, a lifelong St Albans resident with over 25 years experience in the property industry. 

Contact Jane - sales@druce-partners.co.uk


Val Hudson

Val has been our regular Saturday general for close to 20 years now, another long term St Albans resident, Val has an encyclopedic knowledge of St Albans and the surrounding areas.


Saturday Viewing Staff 

We have a dedicated team of mature and experienced staff who conduct property viewings at the weekends, alongside both Darryl and Paul, who are on hand to offer their expertise at all times.