Local People, Local Knowledge.
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    Our Barnard Castle office is set within a conservation area on The Bank in this thriving historic market town, close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in County Durham. We cover a large area including the rolling unspoilt wilds of Upper Teesdale and Weardale, the picturesque villages of Lower Teesdale and across The Gaunless Valley to the market town of Bishop Auckland.

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    We have a friendly, dedicated and pro-active team, with local knowledge, who can provide you with a full range of professional property services and whether you are thinking of buying, selling or renting a property, we can offer a dynamic and professional approach to provide you with quality innovative advice.

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Looking to move onto something new?
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    At GSC Grays we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service through a professional, diverse, knowledgeable and hardworking team as well as a network of offices across County Durham and North Yorkshire.

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    Here are just some of the little things we offer that set GSC Grays above the rest:

    • An initial free market appraisal by a qualified member of our team.

    • A bespoke brochure including high quality photographs, illustrative floorplans and excellent attention to detail.

    • A designated Sales Negotiator as your main point of contact providing feedback as soon as possible after every viewing as well as fortnightly updates by telephone, email or post.

    • A professional page on not just our own Website but on Rightmove and other property portals too.

    • A tailored marketing plan, targeting key Local and National newspapers and publications.

    • A dedicated member of staff who will guide you through the sales progression process once we have sold your property.

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Looking for your next move?
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    At GSC Grays we are not only dedicated to selling your property but finding you your next dream home too! We offer a network of offices across County Durham and North Yorkshire as well as a professional, diverse, knowledgeable and hardworking team to ensure we are delivering exceptional service to all of our clients.

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    Here are just some of the little things we offer that could help you find your next home:

    • A dedicated and passionate team with first-hand knowledge of the local area.

    • A dynamic and professional approach to providing high quality, tailored and innovative advice.

    • A linked applicant database to keep you informed of all properties which match your requirements as soon as they come onto the market.

    • Exceptional attention to detail with photos, floor plans and property details providing a great depth of information about all of our properties.

    • A dedicated member of staff who will guide you through the sale progression process once you have found that perfect property!

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We are more than just an Estate Agent!
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    Residential Management
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    GSC Grays offer an extensive range of management services, tailor made to suit individual client's needs. Our expertise, combined with a detailed knowledge of the local area, makes us perfectly placed to offer advice on the management, appraisal, disposal and acquisition of residential, commercial, land and estate portfolios. Our services extend from simply finding a tenant for individual properties, through to the management of large residential and commercial portfolios. We manage a substantial portfolio of rural and urban dwellings occupied by long and short term tenants as well as client employees.

    Our services include:

    • Lettings and Tenancy Renewals
    • Rent and Deposit Collection
    • Rent Reviews
    • Dealing with all Tenant Enquiries
    • Operating Repair and Refurbishment Programmes
    • Managing Gas and Electrical Tests
    • Administering Service Charges
    • Book Keeping and Accountancy Services


    We take pride in knowing your tenants rather than simply treating them as a name in a ledger. By doing so, we believe that we manage your property in the best possible way. We adopt a pro-active approach to management and will tailor our service to do as much or as little as you require.

    For more information on our Lettings & Management Services, please call Lucinda Riddell on: 01748 829210

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    Valuations and Surveys
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    GSC Grays specialise in the provision of a full range of valuation and survey reports in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with experience in reporting to private clients, other professional advisers and financial institutions.

    In an increasingly complex and regulated environment, GSC Grays will work with you to determine the exact nature of the report that you require and tailor the valuation to those requirements, be it for secured lending, the purchase of a property, probate, matrimonial disputes, tax planning, compulsory purchase, compensation or insurance re-instatement purposes.

    In addition we can facilitate a range of products within the RICS Home Surveys family, including the Homebuyer Report (HBR) and Building Survey.

    For more information on our Survey and Valuations services, please call David Cooper on: 01677 422400
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    Planning and Development
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    Over the last few years GSC Grays have been heavily involved in advising on the development potential of clients' property. In light of the changing planning environment we offer a pro-active service, working with other advisers to maximise value and to ease the planning process.

    The publication of the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012 and the recent widening of the Permitted Development Rights, has radically altered the planning environment to provide excellent opportunities for the promotion of development sites at all scales. Our experience shows that the economic recovery is now providing market demand for these sites.

    GSC Grays operate across the full spectrum of development sites, both in terms of size and use. We are involved in the long term promotion of strategic housing and mixed use developments, whilst continuing to promote smaller, and short term sites.

    Our bespoke development appraisals allow the effective production of detailed business plans. These can be used for initial feasibility studies or in support of loan/grant applications.

    GSC Grays can provide a critique of any development proposals to ensure that clients understand the project risks and the benefits which might come from further advice.

    For more information on our Planning and Development services, please call Calum Gillhespy on: 01748 829210

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    Rural Land and Business
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    With a wide portfolio of clients ranging from small rural businesses to large sporting and landed estates, from North Northumberland down to Yorkshire, the experienced team at GSC Grays have a genuine understanding of land and the local and national agricultural industry.

    Working with owners and rural businesses in an ever changing environment, we enjoy advising on creative ways to diversify and further develop businesses to help improve performance and profitability.

    For more information on our Rural Land and Business services, please call Guy Coggrave on: 01833 637000

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    Estate and Sporting Management!
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    GSC Grays act for a diverse range of clients and have management responsibilities across County Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria discharging this role through both resident and non-resident agents.

    The circumstances that give rise to either seeking or renewing estate and property management services are rare and need full consideration, especially as these situations are frequently sensitive. From a sporting perspective, we understand the mechanics of both upland and lowland sporting estates and at GSC Grays you will find that we have the sort of expertise which only comes with a lifelong involvement within the sport.

    Once a client's requirements have been identified, we work with the client and their advisers to ensure that the service provided, either on an ad hoc or retained basis, is delivered in an efficient, economic and timely manner.

    For more information on our Estate and Sporting Management services, please call Phil Scott-Priestley on: 01969 600120

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    GSC Grays have over ten years' experience in the renewables sector and are familiar with in house and developer led projects. We have extensive experience acting for landowners to negotiate terms for rented sites and assisting the progression of their own projects.

    Renewable technologies offer a range of opportunities to access inflation proof income, either by way of direct support (Feed in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive) or rental income from land let to a third party.

    We are familiar with most farm and estate based technologies, from wind turbines to solar to woodchip boilers. We combine our involvement in owner and developer led projects with our property management experience. This means that we are ideally placed to advise on the most suitable technology and the best way to progress your project.

    For more information on our Renewables services, please call Chris Thyer on: 01748 829210

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    Catherine Greaves - Agency Associate Director
    Catherine was brought up on a farm near Barnard Castle and has always shown an interest in the property industry. Having worked at GSC Grays since she was 17, Catherine has worked her way up to successfully become Agency Associate Director as well as a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. After growing up in the Barnard Castle area, Catherine's local knowledge enables her to create a professional and knowledgeable relationship with both vendors and potential buyers.
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    Vicky Proudlock - Senior Sales Negotiator
    Vicky joined GSC Grays in April 2017 as Senior Sales Negotiator at our well-established Barnard Castle office. Having worked in estate agency for the last 16 years, Vicky brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has worked in various roles including residential, lettings and new build, in and around the County Durham and North Yorkshire area including Durham City, Yarm and Northallerton and has an excellent knowledge of the regional and local housing market. Prior to taking up her career in estate agency, Vicky was a publican for 12 years. Vicky's hobbies outside of work include yoga, music, walking and foreign travel.
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    Sophie Wray - Sales Negotiator
    Sophie came back to GSC Grays in 2019 and her energy and strong work ethic has made her a great asset to our team. Sophie is a keen horsewoman, and also enjoys many other sports and country pursuits including skiing, running and cycling. Sophie's local knowledge is extensive and her enthusiasm for the local area is infectious!
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    Catherine Slater - Sales Progression
    After moving back home to Yorkshire from Newcastle, Catherine joined us a Property Negotiator in 2014 and has worked in both our Richmond and Barnard Castle agency teams. Catherine previously worked for a property development company. As a member of the Sales Progression team from its inception, her attention to detail ensures sales progress as they should.
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    Joanne Lane - Sales Progression
    Jo joined the GSC Grays Sales Progression Team in 2018, having spent the majority of her working career in the Public Sector in various client focussed roles. Jo has lived in County Durham all her life and is involved in her local community as a Brownie Leader and a Euphonium player in a Brass Band. Any spare time is spent with her family and dog walks in the local area.
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    GSC Grays are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents operating throughout the UK, but principally in the North of England.

    GSC Grays offer a dynamic and professional approach to provide high quality, innovative advice delivered with integrity and in a straight-forward manner. Our team of qualified chartered surveyors, agricultural valuers, auctioneers and estate agents are extremely well placed to offer comprehensive advice and guidance on all land and property related matters.

    The sale or letting of any land or property, be it agricultural, residential, commercial or for development, requires the appointment of a professional with an intimate knowledge of both the property type and its market. At GSC Grays we ensure all our clients receive the best possible service and advice.

    we specialise in the rural property market
    we have a proven track record of obtaining sales and lettings at the best price
    We have regional offices with linked applicant databases and knowledgeable local staff
    we will advise you on the appropriate methods of sale, including private treaty, informal tender, formal tender and auction
    you will be represented by a professional member of staff
    we dedicate a member of our support staff to help with the marketing of your property
    you will be provided with a personal service including regular updates and progress calls
    you will only deal with members of our staff who are familiar with your property

    At GSC Grays, we combine integrity and energy with innovation and expertise to provide our clients with a standard of service which we do not believe you will find elsewhere.

    Our offices in Barnard Castle, Leyburn and Stokesley are well distributed within North Yorkshire and County Durham to provide a strong regional coverage.

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    Contact details

    12 The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PQ

    Buying: 01833 535000  Local call rate
    Letting: 01833 535001  Local call rate
    Fax: 01833 695658
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