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Situated in a prime position in the centre of vibrant, cosmopolitan Headingley, only two miles from central Leeds, Castlehill has built an excellent reputation in house sales and rentals throughout the North Leeds area.

Castlehill offers a free and no obligation market appraisal and would be delighted to arrange an appointment to inspect your home or investment property. At the time of inspection, you will be presented with a comprehensive marketing package and advice on an expected selling or rental figure.

We employ the latest technology and various social media platforms, to ensure maximum exposure combined with effective marketing on the leading property portals, Rightmove and OntheMarket.com.

As members of the Ombudsman Sales & Lettings Scheme, Castlehill are committed to the very highest standards in the industry.

If you are considering selling or letting your property, please contact us to arrange an appointment.



Why Use Castlehill?

Simple - A high quality personal and professional service!

In an age of increasing corporate indifference and often high staff turnover, one vital aspect of everyday business life is becoming increasingly rare – a personal and professional service.

At Castlehill, not only will you be provided with a friendly welcome, you will enjoy a service with integrity and a strong ethical ethos.

As an independent family company, principals Simon Ketteringham, Paul & Matthew Lehan, combine with a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, to provide expert advice and high quality service through hard work and dedication.

Meet The Team

Our team of property professionals have chalked up well over 100 years of service between them.

Please get in contact to discuss your property needs.


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Simon Ketteringham
Director

There are few streets in Headingley and neighbouring parts of North Leeds where Simon has not sold or rented a property during his lifelong career with Castlehill spanning 25 years. As principal valuer, Headingley-born Simon draws upon a unique blend of experience and expertise to offer sellers and buyers alike an up-to-the-minute insight into market conditions. He specialises in residential sales, investment sales and portfolio sales, also extending his skills into the professional and student letting arm of the business. Simon now ensures that Castlehill stays at the forefront of the estate agency world, constantly exploring innovative ways of enhancing customer service and ensuring our website and interlinked search portals generate the most far-reaching internet coverage for all clients. Married with two children, Simon is an enthusiastic cyclist and the would-be Bradley Wiggins - minus the sideburns - is a common sight using pedal power travelling to and from the office.

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Paul Lehan
Director

Drawing upon a dedicated career in sales - the past 20 years spent at Castlehill - Paul brings a wealth of property knowledge and marketing expertise to the team. As a highly-experienced valuer, his remit covers all aspects of residential sales with a particular focus on portfolio sales and new build developments. He also spearheads the company's flourishing rental arm. A key Castlehill strength for Paul is being at the heart of the Headingley and North Leeds community - and his approach in terms of always putting clients' interests first reflects this. “We always try and place ourselves in the shoes of our clients and ensure they receive the professional, personalised service that we would want.” he says. He has a Certificate in Residential Estate Agency (CREA) and is a past President of the Leeds Estate Agents' Surveyors' and Valuers' Association. He is married with three children and, like Simon, is a keen road cyclist, often commuting in & out of work.

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Matt Lehan

As Partner in Castlehill Rentals, senior valuer and negotiator, Matt relishes a challenge - and is tasked with using his excellent communications skills in valuing property and negotiating offers between the vendor and buyer, then ensuring the complex process leading to final completion goes as smoothly as possible. His record is an exchange of contracts in just five days! Matt joined Castlehill as a full-time member of staff in 2000, with his career progressing quickly after passing various estate agency exams, gaining his Certificate of Practice in Estate Agency CPEA. Married with two daughters, Matt has an eye for property renovation and attention to detail. He also enjoys commuting on the bike in out of work in full Castlehill kit!!

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Mandy Needham

At Castlehill, we pride ourselves on being a people business as much as a property one. Having joined Castlehill in 1988, Mandy has guided clients from all walks of life through the complex maze of selling, buying or renting a property - including chart-topping pop bands, soap and sports stars and even a former Page 3 model! Our longest-serving team member, Mandy spearheads the day-to-day running of our fast-paced office - monitoring sales & rentals and liaising with clients as part of our first-class customer service. Along with her daughter, Mandy is a keen horse rider, spending the early hours tending to the horses before getting ready for her busy day at the office. Mandy's husband is a huge football fan, having played locally for many years and encouraging their son who has also taken the bold step to qualify as a referee. It is the wide range of work - “Every day you meet or speak to all kinds of different people with different needs”, she says - that still makes her varied role so rewarding after so many years.

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Vicki Hill

Alongside Mandy, Sara & Rebecca, Vicki provides a friendly welcome to Castlehill - often being the first person you will meet in the office or speak to on the phone. Vicki combines with our front-of-office team, always on hand to help clients and deal with their questions in a prompt and professional way. A former Marks & Spencer graduate trainee, Vicki joined us in 2004 and lives in North Leeds. Out of the office, Vicki is kept busy with her two boys and her natural energy & enthusiasm helps to make Castlehill run smoothly - both front-of-house and behind-the-scenes.

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Sara Drury

Sara is a two time employee! Sara originally joined Castlehill at a similar time to Mandy and left to bring up a daughter in 1997 and then re-joined us in 2008. Sara's love of life and bubbly character creates a welcoming office atmosphere and her professionalism and attention to detail helps to ensure clients have full confidence in Castlehill's service. Sara joins Mandy, Vicki and Rebecca as part of the front of office team, combining to create a positive, cohesive and dynamic partnership.

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George Pitts

George started with us in 2006, a larger than life character who many of our more regular clients always enjoy meeting when viewing properties. George is one of those fantastic people who refuses to allow age to get in the way, enjoying an active healthy life, having turned 80 in 2016! George has been married for 55 years, has five children, nine grand children and five great grand children! He has a lived rich & colourful life spending most of the time in Leeds, carrying out his national service in 1955 and enjoying a varied career, working on the buses, a sales rep for a bakery firm and a pub landlord to name but a few!

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James Crossley

If you live in and around Headingley, there is a good chance you will know James! His family ran Crossley's Newsagents in Headingley for many years. When they sold the business, James swapped one family business for another, joining Castlehill as an accompanied viewings staff. There is barely a local person or street that James doesn't know, so James can offer a fantastic insight into the local area. His smart appearance, polite and gentle manner helps to compliment Castlehill's local professional reputation.

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Rebecca White

Castlehill's newest member of staff, Rebecca has joined us as her first full time post having left Leeds Beckett University in 2016 earning a Degree in Physical Education. Rebecca is an enthusiastic member of the team, bringing a refreshing youthful outlook to our well established team. Originating from London, Rebecca moved up to Leeds to begin her University course and once qualified, decided Leeds was the place she'd like to begin her working career. Specialising in dance and trampolining, Rebecca enjoys a healthy and active life style.

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