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Rent your property with Wm Sykes & Son
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    Wm. Sykes & Son are Holmfirth's longest established independent estate agents and auctioneers. Established in 1866, we have been trusted for generations. Our friendly, inviting office is in the heart of the Pennine village of Holmfirth, making us perfectly placed to serve our customers in the Holme Valley and all the surrounding areas. We also regularly sell and rent properties in areas like Hebden Bridge, Ripponden, Penistone, Sheffield and beyond. Open 7 days a week we are the first choice when it comes to renting your property. 

     

     

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    No Upfront Fees
    You pay nothing until your property is rents. We will also value your property for free.
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    Assurance
    We handle all the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements and deposits are covered by The Deposit Protection Scheme.
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    Choice
    We offer a standard letting or fully managed service so you can choose which services suits you best.
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    Referencing
    Full tenant credit reference checks, professional and personal references (charged to the prospective tenant).
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    Online Exposure
    Online advertising on our website, Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location along with our mailing lists.
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    Promotion
    We offer attention-grabbing "to let" signs, high quality brochures and photography.
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Meet Our Team
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    John Firth MRICS - Rentals Manager
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    John is a longstanding dedicated member of the team, a Chartered Surveyor and has a great deal of experience in agricultural sales. He has worked for small private practices and national companies and has experience working in the livestock markets in Huddersfield and Penistone. He also runs our very successful rentals department where he is heavily involved in all aspects, from valuing the properties and preparing the marketing particulars, to meeting the high demands of both landlords and tenants.
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    Gemma Saint - Rentals Support Administrator
    Gemma's role puts her extensive administrative experience to excellent use. She spends time arranging viewings, dealing with enquiries and working alongside John to deliver a high quality and efficient service to our rental clients. Gemma also works alongside Louise on various projects and has been instrumental in implementing the new property software. Her lively outlook and zest for life make her an invaluable member of the team.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth on 01484 683543.


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      Wm. Sykes & Son are Holmfirth's longest established independent estate agents and auctioneers. Established in 1866, we have been trusted for generations.

      Our friendly, inviting office is in the heart of the Pennine village of Holmfirth, making us perfectly placed to serve our customers in the Holme Valley and all the surrounding areas. We also regularly sell and rent properties in areas like Hebden Bridge, Ripponden, Penistone, Sheffield and beyond.

      We specialise in the sale of residential and agricultural properties. We also offer an ever-expanding rental service. Wm Sykes & Son pride ourselves on being 100% independent. We are happy to recommend mortgage advisors, solicitors, architects and builders - all those people you need to have a good house move. However, we do not hold any financial partnerships, making us unbiased. We offer a friendly, trustworthy, honest approach and the best advice on selling, or renting your home.

      Our property brochures and photography are second-to-none. In addition, we have a comprehensive mailing list of people looking to buy and rent. We send regular email marketing and contact potential buyers who are looking for a property that matches the details of those we are selling.

      We also offer enhanced services through our Prestige service. Our Prestige brand has been created for properties that would benefit from additional services including professional photography, premium brochures, window displays and home staging.

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    Why choose us?
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      10 reasons to choose Wm Sykes & Son
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      1. Established in 1866, we have been trusted for generations. We provide the best estate agency experience whether you are selling, buying, renting or using our auction services

      2. Free valuations. We pride ourselves on giving honest selling advice and realistic valuations

      3. We are open 7 days a week

      4. We offer truly independent advice from friendly, trusted property professionals. We are not tied to any financial institutions, so we are unbiased

      5. We offer the best marketing for your property; attention grabbing boards, high quality brochures with floor plans and photography. We have a range of exclusive services including professional photography, home staging and enhanced marketing packages through our Prestige service

      6. We will advertise your property through our website with its own dedicated page and via the leading property portals Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla. We also use our mailing list to target people who are interesting in buying or renting your property

      7. You will have your own assigned, experienced sales negotiator to help sell or rent your property for the best price

      8. We have an excellent reputation. 78% of our customers say they used us because of our great reputation*

      9. We offer value for money. An independent survey revealed, 94% of customers view us as value for money*

      10. Over half of our customers have used us more than once*

      *Based on an independent survey of 2648 customer


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    Wm Sykes & Son been trusted for generations
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      Whether you are buying, selling or renting a home, or even interested in our agricultural sales or auctions, we are here to help.

      We offer an honest, reliable and trustworthy approach and are always happy to offer you the best advice. Our role is to help match your property with the right buyer.


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      Why choose Wm Sykes & Son:
      • Established in 1866, we have been trusted for generations


      • We provide the best estate agency experience whether you are selling, buying, renting or using our auction services


      • Free valuations. We pride ourselves on giving honest selling advice and realistic valuations


      • We are open 7 days a week


      • We offer truly independent advice. We are not tied to any financial institutions and are unbiased


      • Our property marketing will help your home stand out. We use beautiful brochures, floor plans and online advertising. We also offer an exclusive service, Prestige, which includes professional photography, home staging and premium brochures and window displays
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    Valuations & surveys
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      RICS Homebuyers Report
      This is a comprehensive report which comments on all aspects of the property. The Homebuyers Report is carried out in a standard format set out by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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      Basic Valuation Report
      Less detailed than the Homebuyers Report in that attention is only drawn to specific faults found in the property.
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      For further information please call (01484) 683543 or click to contact John Green.
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      Agricultural
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      Wm Sykes & Son have been synonymous with agricultural sales since 1866. Our agricultural team offer a specialised service for the sale of land, farms, farmhouses, cottages and barn conversions.

      The team is headed up by senior partner, Paul Dixon. Paul has over 40 years' experience in agricultural property. He is assisted by Rebecca Stafford BSc (Hons) MRICS John Firth BSc (Hons) MRICS, qualified Chartered Surveyors with over 30 years of experience between them.

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      What do we offer?
      • Sales by auction and private treaty of all types of agricultural property, livestock and machinery


      • Valuations and sales of agricultural properties for sale, letting, insurance, income tax and capital tax planning, probate, court proceedings, business reorganisation and refinancing


      • Advice on the redevelopment of barns and farmyards for residential purposes


      • Regular collective sales of machinery and effects at the New Fair Field, Hade Edge, Holmfirth (Next Sale Saturday 20th August 2016 at 12 Noon)
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      Professional work including:
      • Single Payment Scheme/Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements


      • Tenancy agreements and licenses


      • Compensation claims against utility companies for damages and crop loss and negotiating easements across land


      • Negotiating contracts for mobile phone masts and wind turbines


      • Planning applications for agricultural dwellings and buildings


      • Development appraisal for non-agricultural development and diversification


      • Environmental and stewardship schemes


      Please call Rebecca, Paul or John on (01484) 683543 to discuss any of these matters in confidence or email Rebecca Stafford (rebeccastafford@wmsykes.co.uk) John Firth (johnfirth@wmsykes.co.uk) for further information.

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    Meet Our Dedicated Team
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      Paul Dixon - Owner and Auctioneer
      Paul established the estate agency in its current guise and has over forty years' experience and knowledge to draw upon. Paul's in-depth agricultural expertise and his involvement in the Holmfirth Cattle Market as an auctioneer, enhances his extensive profile. His high standards and prudent business principles help to make Wm Sykes & Son the successful estate agency it is today. In his spare time Paul is a member of the local parish council and is heavily involved in local and farming issues.
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      Rob Dixon - Valuer and Director
      The eldest son of Paul Dixon, Rob joined the company in 1998, after studying valuation and surveying at Staffordshire University. Rob has strong family values and is passionate about moving the company forward whilst retaining its heritage. Rob believes in offering a comprehensive first class service. He works with his customers to offer a fair and honest valuation and uses his vast market knowledge to advise clients, many of which remain with him year-on-year. Rob opened the Slaithwaite branch of the business in 2017 with his wife, Louise.
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      Louise Dixon - Business Manager
      Louise joined the company in 2007 on a part time basis. Over the years her role has grown and she now helps with all areas of the business. Her background in marketing means Louise is passionate about the Wm Sykes brand and helping her husband Rob, achieve the vision for the company. Driven by helping people, her focus is on providing the Wm Sykes team with a pleasant and supportive place to work along with delivering a number of administrative responsibilities.
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      John Green - RICS Chartered Surveyor
      John has brought a vast wealth of experience since joining the company in 1996. Having gained a qualification as a Chartered Surveyor in 1984 John worked for a very well known independent estate agent as an associate partner before joining Wm Sykes. Invited to the company by Paul Dixon to modernise and refurbish the offices, John also used his experience and worked hard to increase the property portfolio for Wm Sykes and promote the company in the residential sales category to complement the already successful auction and agricultural category. With John's extensive experience within the industry he has built widespread knowledge of properties in the local and surrounding areas. This has promoted his professionalism and reliability to build a strong reputation encouraging repeated business by offering a high class service for independent surveys.
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      Rebecca Stafford - Agricultural Surveyor
      Rebecca first joined the team in 2007 as a weekend sales negotiator whilst studying her A-levels. After attending Harper Adams University, Rebecca worked for a northern land agency firm during which time she became a qualified RICS chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer, having gained valuable experience in a range of agricultural and property matters. We were delighted to welcome Rebecca back to the company in October 2015 as a full time agricultural surveyor. Rebecca is dedicated and passionate about local agricultural issues and works closely alongside Paul and her clients to deliver a comprehensive range of agricultural services.
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      Clair Paxman - Valuer
      Clair's background encompasses time within commercial sales, an independent estate agency and later running her own home staging business. Combining her experience in home staging and her passion for property helps her to match our customers' properties with the right buyer. She is able to advise clients, helping them to prepare their properties for sale through the Prestige service.
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      John Firth RICS - Rentals and Agricultural
      John is a longstanding dedicated member of the team who brought with him his qualification as a chartered Surveyor with a speciality in rural practice. He has worked for small private practices and national companies, and has experience working in the livestock markets in Huddersfield & Penistone, and closely with Paul Dixon on other jobs. A niche in the market for rental properties was soon recognised and although still heavily involved in surveying, John gladly stepped into the role. He now runs our very successful rentals department where he is heavily involved in all aspects of rentals, from valuing the properties and preparing the marketing particulars, to meeting the high demands of both landlords and tenants. Even though Wm Sykes are now well and truly established within the rentals sector, promoting and increasing the rentals portfolio is on John's list of priorities, and with his dedication and attentiveness to both landlords and tenants his reputation excels him.
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      Niki Broadhead - Senior Sales Negotiator
      Niki joined the company in 2015 and looks after a variety of properties and clients. With 15 years' experience under her belt her calm and thoughtful approach instills confidence and reassurance in her clients. Her expertise and wealth of industry knowledge means Niki is always on hand to support the negotiators with complicated sales.
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      Claire Wood - Sales Negotiator
      Claire is responsible for arranging viewings and negotiating sales for her customers. Her clients love her friendly approach, attentiveness and eagerness to understand as much as she can about their requirements as possible. This approach helps her offer the best service to vendors and buyers alike.
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      Yvonne Mayhew - Administrator
      Yvonne is a longstanding and very valuable member of the team. She joined the company as a school leaver in 1985. Yvonne's role as head of the administration department means her daily duties form a vital part of the smooth running of the business, not a lot can happen within the company without Yvonne! Her 25 year loyalty within the company was recognised when she enjoyed a cruise around the Canary Islands in 2011 as a thank you from the management for her dedication.
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      Grace Brooks - Sales Administrator
      )Grace started as a weekend trainee negotiator and now been a member of the team for 10 years. Grace thrives within a busy environment and provides a first class service to all her clients. With dedication and ambition to extend the company's sales portfolio, Grace is always keen to go the extra mile to create a potential sale. Her forte in technical support and discipline in administrative duties makes her a vital part of the successful team.
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      Gemma Saint - Sales and Rentals Support
      Gemma's role puts her extensive administrative experience to excellent use. She spends time arranging viewings, dealing with enquiries and working alongside John to deliver a high quality and efficient service to our rental clients. Gemma also works alongside Louise on various projects and has been instrumental in implementing the new property software. Her lively outlook and zest for life make her an invaluable member of the team.
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      Jordan Yelland-Hey - Sales Support
      Jordan works as part time sales support whilst studying for his law degree at Huddersfield University. His approachable and chatty make him popular with clients and staff alike. Often to be seen out and about conducting viewings for sales, lettings and auction properties.
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      Digley Dixon - Office Dog
      Probably the most laid back member of the team. Digley spends his days asleep under Rob's desk but always wakes up at noon to taste test everyone's lunch. Gives cuddles whenever needed. A much loved member of the team.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Using Wm Sykes was the best decision I could have made. They have been extremely professional and sold the house very quickly. The whole team are really nice to deal with. I am delighted with them and cannot recommend then highly enough .

        Ms Laura Pegg

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        When we decided to put our house on the market, I walked into all the estate agents in Holmfirth on a Saturday to test my reception. The best by far was Wm Sykes, so I felt with Sykes we'd have the best chance of selling our property.

         Mrs Eastwood

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        William Sykes are an honest, supportive and sincere estate agents who offer their time, guidance and support alongside a realistic approach to both buying and selling a property - they helped me to sensibly and realistically consider what was required before I put my house on the market and most importantly they listened to and answered my questions.

        Mrs J Andrassy

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        I would like to take a few minutes of your valuable time to express our heartfelt gratitude for your professionalism and understanding throughout this process. We appreciate what you and your team have done to bring matters to a satisfactory conclusion. Please extend our thanks to all those at William Sykes who have in some way contributed ... You are a team to behold.

        A Satisfied Customer

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        With many thanks for your hard work and all the help you gave us during the sale of our property and purchase of our new house, buying and selling through the same agent takes a lot of pressure out of the process.

        A Satisfied Customer

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        If we decide to put our house on the market again it will be with William Sykes & Son .We were impressed by the feedback we received on the properties we were looking for and decided that you would have put far more effort into selling our house than another Estate Agent in Holmfirth that we employed.

           Mr & Mrs Kennett

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth on 01484 683543.


      Welcome to WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      38 Huddersfield Road,
      Holmfirth,
      HD9 3JH

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01484 977039  Local call rate
      Letting: 01484 977040  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call WM. Sykes & Son, Holmfirth on 01484 683543.