11 March 2009

As demand soars for properties to rent, residential letting specialists Linley & Simpson has broadened its unrivalled coverage across the Wharfe Valley by launching a flagship branch in Ilkley.

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The new-look Linley & Simpson branch on Brook Street in the heart of Ilkley town centre is marking its launch with a special opening offer for landlords - a free Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with every new instruction to ensure they meet new legislation. It is now mandatory for all new lets.

Its opening also coincides with the launch of Linley & Simpson's new 'Select' service, which offers owners of premium properties a number of marketing extras.

The enhanced package includes 360 degree tours; floor plans; professional photography and improved website presence, and is expected to prove popular among owners of homes to rent in the Wharfe Valley.

The Ilkley office links closely into Linley & Simpson's long-established office at Station Road, Horsforth, to offer an unbeatable presence Throughout the Wharfe Valley.

Both branches also work in close partnership with the other six offices in Linley & Simpson's Yorkshire network - Harrogate, Wetherby, York, Wakefield and two more in Leeds (the city centre and Oakwood).

Linley & Simpson's expanding network of specialist letting agencies brings many benefits. It offers landlords the opportunity of being able to access a greater pool of prospective tenants. Tenants also have the advantage of being able to choose from a wider selection of properties to meet their needs.

A new senior management team will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of customer service at the new Ilkley branch.

Few people know Ilkley as well as Linley & Simpson director, Nick Simpson, who was born at St Winifred's Maternity Hospital on Ilkley Moor; educated at Ilkley Grammar School; and continues to live in the area.

Ilkley Staff

"Opening a branch in my home town is a special moment for me personally, but it is also a major step forward for the company," he said. "It gives us coverage across the whole of the Wharfe Valley - one of Yorkshire's most sought-after areas in which to live - at a time when rental demand continues to increase.

"We are delighted to bring to Ilkley our first-rate knowledge and experience of the letting market, as well as our track record for customer satisfaction."

He added that the company was always striving to improve its service to its clients and the launch of 'Select' was a natural progression.

"The launch of Select comes as more and more premium properties are coming onto the letting market," he said. "Select gives these landlords the option of ensuring their property has a stand-out presence in the marketplace.

"Initiatives such as virtual video tours and floor plans enable people to view the properties in more detail online - something that is important for those people relocating to the Wharfe Valley and wider Yorkshire area from other parts of the UK and overseas.

The Select service is designed for homes with a monthly rent of £1500 and above, or those of outstanding quality or design.

Linley & Simpson can be found at 30 Brook Street, Ilkley LS29 8DE, telephone 01943 816888.

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