22 March 2021
LEEDS residential sales and letting specialist, Linley & Simpson is predicting a post pandemic city centre living revival, 12 months after the start of the first national COVID-19 lockdown.
With the closure of city centre offices, universities and the retail and hospitality sectors last March, many students and furloughed staff renting in Leeds city centre were forced to return home.
However, since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his 'roadmap' out of the latest restrictions, giving dates when shops, bars, health clubs and leisure venues can reopen, Linley & Simpson has seen a healthy rise in the number of enquiries from those keen to move back into the heart of Leeds.
Emma Kerrywood, Linley & Simpson Senior Branch Manager, said: "Leeds is very much a 24-hour city and this appeals to many people keen to soak up all that it has to offer in terms of shops, bars, restaurants and night clubs.
"The first COVID-19 lockdown saw what can only be described as a mini-exodus which was mirrored in other cities across the UK, However, over the last few weeks enquiries have started to really pick up, which bodes well for Leeds.
"We are confident this rise will continue over the next few months, particularly as offices and the retail and hospitality sectors reopen. February saw agreed rentals increase by 33 per cent compared to January.
Leeds city centre rental properties L&S currently has on its books include:
£775 per month for a one-bedroom apartment on Wellington Street
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Emma added: "Leeds city centre is a fabulous place to live, and I say this from personal experience. A number of the L&S team also live here, and absolutely love it. It's diverse, vibrant and exciting.
"In addition to the nightlife and the draw of the Trinity Centre and shopping arcades boasting high street chains and quirky independents, it has plenty of outdoor space with the canal and river front being particular recreational areas."
To have a look at all the properties currently available to rent in Leeds city centre, please click here.