Commercial Estate Agents in York ∓ Residential Estate & Letting Agents Barry Crux

Chartered surveyors, commercial & residential agents & valuers

01904 659990

20 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RP


We are actively involved in the Property Market, in all of its different aspects. We have a strong presence in the Commercial Property sector throughout North Yorkshire, focused on the city of York in particular. In addition we go further afield in the Licensed and Leisure sector throughout the North of England. Generally our Residential market involvement as agents is in the immediate York area. Our client base is wide and varied as indeed is the types of property with which we deal.

We also act on behalf of vendors or landlords and purchasers or tenants of all types of property. We often find that pre-sale or pre-acquisition advice is sought from us before parties embark upon a disposal or acquisition. This reflects our extensive knowledge of the market as a whole and our continual involvement in it stretching back many years.

The Licensed and Leisure sector involves dealing with Public Houses, Bars, Clubs, Nightclubs, Hotels, Restaurants, Caravan sites, Sporting facilities and a whole range of of leisure based businesses and activities. The unusual nature and complexities of these types of property are a particular specialisation, where we bring expertise and experience stretching back over the years. We are well aware of the delicate way in which sales or lettings of such properties has to be handled especially where sensitive financial information is an important element of ensuring a smooth transaction.

The Hotel and Guest House sector also requires high degrees of care and attention to ensure as effective a sale process as possible. Again sensitive information needs to be handled carefully and our many years experience is brought to the process. This equally applies to B&B establishments, of which there are numerous in North Yorkshire in particular.

With the Restaurant sector we also deal with a wide range of catering establishments. We often find ourselves dealing with high street outlets in prominent and highly profitable locations, as well as those which are of a more specialist nature or a "drive-to" destination restaurant. Tea Rooms, Cafes and Takeaway operations also fall into this category with many different types of opportunities presenting themselves, ranging from main road pitches to those in town or city centres or tourist "honeypots".

Retailing is a fascinating area where we are also very involved. We deal with city and town centre properties varying greatly in size and nature of location. In addition retail shops in suburban or village locations are also offered by us on both leasehold and freehold bases, with or without living accommodation.

As regards the commercial property sector we are very much involved in the Office and Industrial markets. These properties vary a great deal with small suites suitable for two or three people up to much larger units of several thousand square feet for larger businesses. Our understanding of the market in York and North Yorkshire is strong and we are well placed to offer the best marketing advice.

The unusual nature of commercial property as a whole demands skills which bring much added value to clients. This embraces the major differences between freehold and leasehold premises, where in the latter case it is imperative to ensure that the way in which property is offered by a lease is the most appropriate for the particular client. This is to ensure the most effective way in which the property is let to secure the investment of it over the forthcoming years. A proper understanding of legal aspects to commercial property is essential when providing marketing advice leading up to an Agency being put into place.

In the Residential market we generally confine our agency activities to the York area, offering houses, flats and apartments for letting. This is often combined with a management service to assist the client in maximising income and security in future years. We spend a great deal of time to ensure that any letting is to a tenant who will prove reliable. In addition we do act for clients who particularly like our professionalism in the sale of residential property.