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Home sweet home for York property firm following investment in new office

A family-run property management and lettings business has invested in a smart new city office on Holgate Road in York.

Littlefairs Property Company, was founded by Scott Littlefair, along with his father Richard Littlefair and sister, Donna Sanderson in January 2019. The trio previously owned and ran Letters of Distinction for ten years before selling the business to Countrywide almost five years ago.

Managing director Scott Littlefair said: “We currently manage more than £50m worth of rental property across North, West and East Yorkshire, ranging from studio apartments to large family homes. Our success is a result of our personal service and our fair fee schedule for landlords and we have recently employed another full-time team member.

“We launched last year in our home offices, but the plan was always to return to Holgate Road, where Letters of Distinction used to be based, as we had retained ownership of the building when we sold the business.

“The Coronavirus and subsequent lockdown delayed this somewhat, but we have carried out an extensive refurbishment programme at 169a Holgate Road, and are now in a position to open our doors safely to landlords and tenants.”

Littlefairs offers landlords competitive rates of between four per cent and ten per cent commission on monthly rent, depending on the service package they chose, ranging from a tenant find service through to a fully managed service with legal and rent protection.

Scott added: “Government guidelines are now allowing us to carry out property checks, maintenance and viewings in person, whilst following strict social distancing guidelines. As we are a small family team, with trusted support staff that we have known for years, we are confident we can do this efficiently and safely.

“As lockdown restrictions ease, we are pleased to open the office from where we will be serving the property market in our home city, but also in the surrounding areas of Harrogate, Wetherby, Thirsk, Ripon, Leeds and beyond.”

With more than 45 years’ combined experience, Scott, Richard, Donna and Becki Bulmer typically let properties for between £450 and £2,500 per month.

Littlefairs Property Company is a member of the UK’s foremost professional and regulatory body for lettings agents – Arla Propertymark. Its members operate to professional standards far higher than the law demands and tenants’ deposits are safeguarded by Propertymark’s Client Money Protection scheme, in designated client accounts which are independently inspected.

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