Meet The Team

Nigel Christie MCIOB

Managing Director

Nigel is originally from a Building and Civil Engineering background having worked up the ranks at Birse Construction and Spencer Civil Engineering to become a Senior Contracts Manager. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). Having already established a small portfolio of rental properties, Nigel made the transition into the Estate and Letting industry establishing FSL Estate Agents in 2008. From humble beginnings and with a passionate approach Nigel has seen the business develop into a recognised and respected Residential and Commercial Estate and Letting Agency serving Wakefield, Barnsley and further afield. Nigel oversees the day to day running of the business ensuring that the FSL reputation remains and grows stronger. Nigel works closely with the team to ensure that everyone receives the friendly, knowledgeable, personal and professional service that has become the benchmark for FSL.

David Martindale MRICS

Sales & Marketing Director

David joined FSL in October 2009 as Sales and Marketing Director bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. David qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) in 1990 and within his 30 year career to date has undertaken all aspects of residential and commercial estate agency and property management. Other than for brief periods at Weatheralls and Abraxas Surveyors, 25 years experience has been gained from being an integral part of Vickers Orriss which grew from the early 80’s to become one of the leading residential and commercial agencies in the Wakefield area. Having been based in Wakefield throughout this time has ensured that David knows the local property market inside out. This experience has gained David the respect and recognition as one of the principal Chartered Surveyors within the Wakefield and five towns area for both Residential and Commercial property. In addition to undertaking the majority of market valuations for FSL, David’s experience allows FSL to provide valuations for lease renewals, matrimonial and boundary disputes and he is often called upon as an expert witness by Wakefield and Dewsbury County Courts.

Diane Maskill

Office Manager

Diane joined FSL in October 2011 in the position of office manager having previously worked as a lettings negotiator for Letmove (now Bridgfords Wakefield). She has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the lettings market which is further supported by her role managing a family property portfolio. Diane has a strong business background and helped form the systems and structures around which the business operates offering a friendly and personal approach to our clients dealing with both sales and lettings. Diane has formed excellent links with our landlords and property owners and has an in depth knowledge of the properties available at any time offering help and information to both prospective tenants and buyers.

  • Thanks for the Tenancy agreement today and all the hard work you have put into finding the tenant's for me, they seem like a lovely couple starting out and very excited, hopefully they will turn out to be trustworthy and reliable.

    Mr Peter Bradley
  • Thank you all so much for all your help.

    Natasha Hopwood
  • Thanks for all your help in renting my property.

    Gemma Wright
  • Wish you could manage all my properties

    Tony Mothershaw
  • Thanks for the super service my other house is at Bridgfords but will definitely be coming to you cheers

    Jeremy Crowther
  • Thanks for your work on sorting this out so quickly, and dealing with the tenants! Much appreciated

    Kath Armitage
  • Thanks as always for the first rate job you do for us!

    Michael Warren
  • Thanks very much Diane, fingers crossed! Thank you for your help with everything, much appreciated

    Christine Thompson
  • Have just seen this, You have made it look amazing thank you so much. Have shared on Facebook.

    Sky Bendelow
  • Excellent to work with as a contractor. Great communication, updates and responses. From my ongoing relationship and experience FSL come highly recommended.

    Carl Thornley
  • Thankful for the speedy sale on my mum's property. The staff remained in constant contact with us with updates regarding the sale. Went above and beyond couldn't praise them enough.

    Susan Johnson
  • The most professional letting agency I've used. Always get back to you quickly as a tenant if you have an issue and are as focused on the tenant as the landlord, again a rarity with letting agencies in my experience.

    Ian Wilson
  • An extremely professional organisation who very swiftly and efficiently found us our new tenants within 24 hours of our ad going live. Communications between tenants and landlord through fsl are excellent. I can fully recommend fsl estate agents.

    Jill Brookling
  • I have used FSL for a Tenant Find Service for a number of years and have always been pleased with the service.

    Betty Christie
  • cannot fault them, they got us into our home quickly and efficiently and have managed the property well. they handled the bond via escrow much better than my last experience with whitegates. i even got a free mug and pen on move in date. thank you.

    Richard Taylor
  • My partner and I rented our first property together throughout FSL, quick, easy and so friendly. Answered every question with ease and made us both feel very comfortable. Thank you!

    Jordan Walton
  • FSL provide a curteous, efficient, friendly service and gets results.

    john richardson
  • The staff at FSL, especially Amy, have gone above and beyond in helping to secure a new 6 year lease on our retail unit in Wakefield city center.

    Andrew Smith
  • Fantasic estate agent and great staff! Highly recommend.

    Tom Avery
  • Fantastic landlords. East to approach and deal with and were quick to repair a couple of problems when reported. Lovely people and goid company. Would whole heartedly recommend.

    Stephen Parsonage
  • I am renting my very first property with FSL; after struggling with so many others, I am finally glad to have found the most helpful, caring and informative estate agents who put the client first no matter what. Diane was extremely attentive to our needs and even managed to push the moving in date forward so that it would work better for us all. Moving in was straight forward, simple, and not a daunting experience at all.. I highly recommend FSL to anybody looking for a new property: excellent service and a great team.

    Jess Miree
  • After dealing with several (stressful) agencies in the Wakefield and Leeds area, we decided to go through FSL to rent our new home. Diane was absolutely lovely, it's refreshing to have someone so helpful and organised dealing with our move. FSL have raised the bar in the Wakefield area and I would recommend them to anyone!

    Jackson Beckett
  • As a first time commercial property leaser i was very anxious about the whole process but Amy was very helpful & we completed really quickly & easily. Id definitely recommend. But i would of liked to have known about when id have to start paying rent as i was caught out by not realising that it should of been written into the lease. My mistake as a novice.

    Beverley Hirst

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