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Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Charles Raises £11K at Charity Auction

FSS’s expert auctioneer Charles Smailes once again put his skills to good use when he helped raise an amazing £11,250 for worthy causes. Charles, who is very much in demand as a charity auctioneer, was at The Country Ball on Bonfire Night, held in the grounds of Ripley Castle. The event was first launched in 2010 by a small...

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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016


FSS Commercial Property Deal Leads to 50 Jobs

Mr and Mrs Raw have invested a substantial sum in the 18-month redevelopment. Mrs Raw said: "Having owned the site for 40 years as a headquarters for our business we saw a fantastic opportunity to invest in redeveloping the land for commercial purposes. "Following the initial demolition of the old building we set about...

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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016


Properties Exceed Guide Price at Bumper Harrogate Auction

Auctioneer Richard Smailes said: “The cottage’s desirable location and potential made it an excellent investment opportunity and there was a real buzz of excitement in the room. “The property was eventually sold for £222,500, far exceeding the £150,000 guide price.” Another lot that performed...

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Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016


NEW RATEABLE VALUES – WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

“All UK firms pay a tax on the shops, offices, warehouses and factories that they use, and for many rates are their third biggest outgoing (after rent and staff costs).  Business rates are based on the value of the real estate but also take into account other values, such as that of equipment or machinery, and of course the actual...

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Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016


Two Smailes, two venues, two charities - one night!

Charles and Richard Smailes, both extremely well known property auctioneers are using their skills and “gift of the gab” to entertain, delight and extract money from the audiences for two excellent charities in Harrogate. Charles is at The Pavilions, Yorkshire Show Ground and auctioneering for  Yorkshire Cancer Centre ....

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Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Latest Media Coverage

We were delighted to be featured in this weekend’s Yorkshire Post Property supplement. Our very own Richard Smailes shared his advice regarding both buying and selling property at auction. So it seems a good time to remind everyone that our next auction takes place on 29 September 2016 at The Pavilions, Harrogate. We’ve got some...

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