Yorkshire residential letting specialists Linley & Simpson has stepped up the pace of its expansion programme after swooping to make its second acquisition in a month.
The independent agency, which operates nine branches across West and North Yorkshire, has taken over the property portfolio of the north Leeds-based Castle Estates for an undisclosed sum.
The move follows the acquisition of Carrington Property Management, formerly of Boroughbridge, in June and its transfer to Linley & Simpson’s Ripon branch.
Director Will Linley said:
“The appeal of Castle Estates was the geographical spread of its properties. Its portfolio mirrored the location of our branches, particularly those in Roundhay, Horsforth and Leeds city centre – and also further afield.
“As a result, these Castle Estates properties have all been shared between these branches to augment their own portfolios and to widen the choice that we are able to offer the ever-increasing number of tenants looking to rent in some of Yorkshire’s most sought-after areas.”
“We are proud of our independent roots and and that we are still able to expand in the face of more and more of the bigger corporates looking for opportunities to extend their own market share.
“We are delighted to welcome so many new landlords to the Linley & Simpson ‘family’ and the high customer standards that we strive to achieve on their behalf.
“They join a growing number of existing landlords, many of whom have trusted their property portfolio with us since we first opened our doors 16 years ago.
“We will continue to explore opportunities for further expansion across new and existing areas in our Yorkshire heartland, particularly where rental portfolios form a natural fit to our branch network and complement our own market expertise.”
Linley & Simpson is based in Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, York, Ilkley, Wakefield, Horsforth, Roundhay and Leeds city centre.