Yorkshire estate agents join forces

Yorkshire estate agents join forces

LINLEY & Simpson has joined forces with another Yorkshire-based estate agent as the next stage in the housing-led regeneration of Leeds gathers pace.

The company has acquired the residential lettings and sales business of fellow independent agency Morgans.

The deal adds more than 1,450 homes to the lettings portfolio of our agency – founded by Will Linley and Nick Simpson – which now stands at 8,000 properties across 16 branches in North and West Yorkshire

It also brings together the land and new homes specialisms of both agencies, as well as Morgans’ property consultancy services, to support the ever-growing pipeline of new-build across the city.

“This is a milestone moment for two like-minded, home-grown Yorkshire agencies who both launched in Leeds in 1997,” said Will Linley, Chief Executive of Linley & Simpson.

“When we first opened our doors, there were only around 500 residents living in the city centre. Now there are over 12,000 and over the next decade we expect the population will grow to well over 20,000.

“As the cranes return to the Leeds skyline in ever-increasing numbers, this is a timely opportunity to bring together all our skillsets under one roof amidst this latest phase of Leeds’ urban revolution.

“The combination of Morgans’ city living expertise and our wider Yorkshire reach is a perfect fit for providing a market-leading service – one that meets the needs of buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, as well as developers.

“Under the vision, leadership and unrivalled knowledge of founders Jonathan Morgan and Nigel Lenton, the name of Morgans has become synonymous with city living in Leeds. We are delighted that both will remain as key members of our senior executive team.”