Property firms Chesterton and Humberts are to be merged by parent company the Mercantile Group, it has been announced. The new combined company will be called Chesterton Humberts.

Humberts also owns Farleys and Wellingtons, both of which will become part of the new entity, although Farleys will retain its niche brand.

Robert Bartlett, Chesterton’s current chief executive, has been appointed as group CEO. David Hebditch, Humbert’s interim managing director, will head the company’s rural practice. David Adams, Humberts’ head of residential, will assume that position for the new company. The head of the company’s commercial practice has not yet been named.

Chesteron has 23 offices in London and the southeast and international offices in a number of locations. Humberts has 34 offices from Cornwall to Canterbury, including four in London and one in Abu Dhabi.