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Charnock Bates is an established Chartered Surveyors and Auctioneers, specialising in the sale of fine, country and period homes across West Yorkshire for over 25 years.

In 2015, Charnock Bates became part of the Walker Singleton group, one of the largest independent chartered surveyors and property experts in the North of England. The acquisition has enabled Charnock Bates to expand our range of professional services, offering a greater choice of services and specialisms to our new and existing clients throughout the West Yorkshire region.

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First class service from beginning to end of the sale and purchase process. Would highly recommend. A very professional and helpful team. Gill was on hand at any time for advice and support. Excellent service, thank you.

A Ellis


July 2022

I wanted to write a review of Charnock Bates - specifically Jacqui Goodall - even though we only bought through them and they didn't act for us in our sale. Frankly, I don't think our sale would have completed if it weren't for Jacqui who worked 7 days a week to chase things, email people and push things forward. Our estate agent was awful and so if I were ever to move again (which I hope not to!) I would without hesitation go to Jacqui. Jacqui stayed clam, reassuring and she was the only person who understood we were taking a week away in the 5 month process and didn't call us every day of our holiday to stress us out. I have no hesitation to recommend Jacqui and, apart from all that, she's a lovely lady who I got along with brilliantly. Thank you Jacqui, we appreciate you so much and everything you did to get us our dream home!

Caroline Lynch-Bell


June 2022

Thank you to the team for making the whole process a pleasurable experience. At each stage from initial contact through marketing and then the sale process there was superb communication and feedback throughout - always respectful and friendly. I will miss Gill Bateson's regular updates and her good company on the phone. Her ability to work through any snags, always moving forward with clarity were especially appreciated. Charnock Bates will be my first port of call for any future property sale or purchase.

Beverley Watson


June 2022

I first made contact with Jacqui Goodall (new properties abs land agent) about 2 years ago when looking for a new build property. We had conversations about several properties before settling on our new dream home and every time we spoke she showed great patience, understanding and care about what we were looking for as well as our situation. She gave great advice and, without her, I don’t know whether I’d have had the confidence to take the leap to sell our house and buy a new one. She really was great. She is also super efficient and finding out any answers to my queries, which were many! And again, showed great understanding and patience. She helped us to buy our beautiful brand new home and I can’t thank her enough for that! I wouldn’t even think twice about using CB - just do it! You won’t regret it. They really do go above and beyond for their clients, from day one. Thank you Jacqui!

Helen Lord


May 2022

We appointed CB to sell our period property in December 2021. Leanne was our first point of contact when she came round to value our house. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and I was sold on using them from then on. The quality of photography, brochure and 3D video tour of our house was outstanding. Once on the market, Holly and Megan were our point of contact. They were extremely efficient in keeping us updated on viewings and offering excellent advice when it came to choosing our buyer. We were then passed to Gill Bateson, their sales progressor, who was absolutely incredible. From day one she kept me in the loop about every single detail. Any bit of information she knew about the progress of our sale, she would call me. I appreciated the phone contact rather than emails as it felt a lot more personable and just easier to, especially as a busy mum. She deals with things in a very thorough way. Even when there were bumps in the road, as there are when selling houses, I had the upmost trust that she would ensure the sale would not fall through. At what could have been a stressful time, I didn’t feel that because Gill was by my side, every step of the way, finding solutions for everything. She had our back 100% and if she could help, she made sure she did! She went above and beyond. Without Gill, I’m not sure it would have been as smooth as it was. She was constantly checking up and down the chain and chasing all parties to ensure the sale was successful. She was instrumental in keeping the chain together! I actually miss our phone calls because she became like a friend by the end of the process. I cannot thank her and the team enough. Don’t even think twice, CB are the best around! Thank you so much! Helen and Damion Lord

Damion Lord


May 2022

Fantastic, professional service from the whole team during the course of my sale, particularly Leanne and Gill who couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommend

Charlie Eccleston


April 2022

Charnock Bates were excellent at every stage of our sale and purchase. Gill Bateson in particular was instrumental in getting the exchange and completion through on time as part of a long chain. Everyone in the team was efficient and professional and we will certainly use them for any future moves.

David Roome


March 2022

Lisa and Gill at Charnock Bates were fantastic with the completion of the sale of our property. It has been a long journey with many hurdles with purchasers and solicitors but the team at Charnock Bates were excellent in chasing up things. Would highly recommend the from

Kaly Taylor


January 2022

We started our journey way back in June 2021 starting the process of selling our home with Charnock bates and dealt with Meghan and a few of your sales team who were all very experienced, very approachable and did a wonderful job in getting our property sold. After we had accepted an offer on the house we were put in touch with the lovely Gill Bates. Gill has been phenomenal, very focused with the task in hand, always making each and every individual client a priority, but this did not show, as she made it seem as if we were always number 1 and I know she did that effortlessly for each and every one of her clients. That lady has a brain like a sponge too, never forgets a thing! I am usually dubious about the role an estate agent plays in a house sale, but I honestly hand on heart can say that without Gill's pushing to complete I don't think we would have completed when we did, and on that basis the value for money was outstanding. Gill is an asset to Charnock Bates and I am very happy to have had Gill's A* communication skills, A* Solicitor chasing skills on our case!! Thanks Gill and Charnock Bates for selling our home.

Gordon and Lisha


January 2022

Meet the Team

With a combined 200 years’ within the property industry, each team member boasts extensive knowledge of the local exclusive homes market.

Ben Waites AssocRICS MNAEA


Leanne Barlow


Carolyn Harris


Jacqui Goodall

Land and New Homes

Stewart Charnock-Bates MRICS


Simon Brearley MRICS

Chartered Surveyor

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