15 September 2014
YORKSHIRE'S largest residential letting specialist, Linley & Simpson, is marking its 15th anniversary with a double milestone.
The independent agency, with a growing network of nine interlinked branches covering West and North Yorkshire, has not only completed its 30,000th let - but the amount of rent it has successfully collected to date on behalf of landlords and property investors has raced past £150m.
Now it covers the most sought-after areas in which to live through offices in Leeds city centre, Roundhay, Horsforth, Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, York, Ilkley and Wakefield - and staffing levels have topped 100.
Founding director Will Linley said: "When we first opened our doors for business in Leeds, we were proud of our independence, had a dedicated 100pc focus on lettings, and put excellent customer service at the heart of everything we did.
"These three attributes continue to be the cornerstone of our success today and, wedded to the pool of talent that exists amongst our staff, have enabled us to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of clients, and stay at the forefront of industry best practice.
"Our staff who were with us on day one continue to remain a key part of our team - as are the landlords who entrusted us with their properties back in 1997 and still do so today. We are proud of the longevity of these relationships.
"We are now letting as many properties each month as we did in the whole of our first year in business, which gives an indication of how the market has grown - and how we have responded to grow with it."