Rightmove is an online property portal. Over 19000 estate agents list properties for sale and for rent on their website. Potential buyers view available properties on the Rightmove portal and contact the estate agents directly to arrange a viewing.
The Company was created in 2000 as a joint venture between four of the UK’s largest property agents: Halifax, Countrywide plc, Royal & Sun Alliance, & Connells under the name Rightmove.co.uk Limited. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange on 15 March 2006 at which time it became Rightmove plc.
In 2007 it bought 67% of Holiday Lettings Limited
In May 2008, HBOS, one of the founding investors, sold its stake in Rightmove