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Property Refurbishments by our Maintenance Team

Property Refurbishments by our Maintenance Team

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Our maintenance team has recently been involved in two major refurbishment projects on behalf of our landlords.   Refurbishment of a flat on Station Parade   The FSS maintenance team project managed and completed an extensive refurbishment of a flat on Station Parade, which included fitting a brand new kitchen and...

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Harrogate Semi Exceeds Auction Guide Price by £57K

Harrogate Semi Exceeds Auction Guide Price by £57K

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

A three bedroom semi in Bilton, Harrogate, has sold at auction for £57K above the guide price. The property on King Edwards Drive went under the hammer at FSS’s July Auction with a suggested guide price of £185,000. With three double bedrooms and plenty of original features, this attractive stone built property attracted...

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“We all got along so well… and still do!” Memories from our first auction co-ordinator

“We all got along so well… and still do!” Memories from our first auction co-ordinator

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Margaret Hammond (pictured far left) was one of the first employees of Feather Smailes Scales back in 1994 but her working relationship with Charles Smailes dates right back to 1974. To celebrate our 25th anniversary we caught up with Margaret and asked her to share her memories with us.  “Charles and I worked together at W H...

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Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

According to TV property guru Phil Spencer, gazumping has returned to the UK housing market, with up to a third of buyers in some towns and cities losing out to a higher bidder after their offer has been accepted. Phil believes a lack of homes for sale in the most desirable parts of the country is creating a highly competitive environment...

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Town meets country at July property auction

Town meets country at July property auction

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Harrogate’s July property auction will feature town centre and countryside properties right across Yorkshire, from Summerbridge to Scarborough. Country retreats going under the hammer One of the gems of the July auction is a charming two bedroom stone cottage on Main Street, Summerbridge (pictured - guide price...

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FSS Marks 25 Years: An Interview with Charles Smailes

FSS Marks 25 Years: An Interview with Charles Smailes

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Charles Smailes already had more than 30 years’ local property experience behind him when he co-founded Feather Smailes Scales in 1994 with Jim Feather and Peter Scales. He was just 22 when he became a partner at W H Mawer estate agents on Albert Street and went on to become regional Managing Director for General Accident, which bought...

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