Skelton and Gilling Estates
01287 650241

About us

The Skelton Estate, situated four miles east of Guisborough and 15 miles west of Whitby, is an historical estate dating back to Norman times. It is primarily an agricultural estate with over 11,000 acres of land but also owns over 200 houses. We have been letting out property for over fifty years and therefore have considerable knowledge of the needs of prospective tenants.

Tenancy Type

We initially let out the property on a six month Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) with the aim of offering a long term tenancy once that has ended. Many of our tenants have lived in one house for over twenty years. Others move from a flat to a house and then again to a larger house.


Our properties are located in Skelton-in-Cleveland, near Guisborough, Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Gilling West near Richmond.


We let properties to both people in work and those in receipt of Housing Benefit.


A deposit (usually equivalent to a month’s rent) is required at the start of the tenancy.  The deposit is returned at the end of the tenancy once all the rent has been paid and the property is left clean and tidy.

Holding Deposit

A holding deposit of £100 is required to secure a property, for more information about holding deposits please see here.

Application Form

You can apply for a tenancy of a property here. If you do not want to fill in a particular section of the application form, you can always do so later on. However, it is helpful for us to have all your details at the start. Please note that we destroy all other applications once a property has been let.


All of the Skelton-in-Cleveland houses have gas or oil central heating. As there is no natural gas in Gilling West, the smaller houses have storage heaters or oil central heating.


Pets are usually permitted in rural properties and some town houses but not in flats. If you have a pet then it is best to mention this when you first make contact with us.


One of the many reasons why tenants choose Skelton and Gilling Estates is that we have our own workforce who can handle most repair jobs quickly and efficiently. We also use local contractors for plumbing, heating, electrical and decoration work – some have worked for us for many years.

This means that our properties, whilst unfurnished, are only let when they are ready and all repairs are done. Carpets are included in almost all lettings. If there are any problems after the start of the tenancy these will be quickly dealt with. All approved repair work is carried out free of charge.


Rent is payable monthly in advance, so you need to budget for two months rent at the start of the tenancy (rent for the first month and the deposit) and for any white goods and furniture you may need to buy.

We usually visit tenants after they have been in the property for around four months. This is a time for both parties to assess whether the tenancy is to continue after the initial six months AST.


Tenants are responsible for all outgoings for the property. This usually includes oil, gas, electricity, Council Tax, telephone, broadband, water and sewerage charges. It is a good idea to make sure that the rent and outgoings are affordable before taking on the tenancy, which is a binding, legal commitment.