Leeds property news: City apartment that’s a cut above the rest

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WHEN it comes to helping Leeds people move home, the team at estate agents Linley & Simpson don’t let the grass grow under their feet.

The city centre sales office on Swinegate has just sold a waterside property with a difference - after just a single viewing.

It was on the market with an asking price of £180,000.

For the two-bedroomed flat in Bonaire, City Island, boasts its own enclosed garden - a rarity in the centre of Leeds.

Andy Bonner, Linley & Simpson sales manager, said: “ Out of 10,000 properties in the heart of the city centre, I can think of only one other that has its own private garden space.

“We were inundated with requests for viewings. As you can imagine, people were drawn by the appeal of having their own little green oasis bang in the centre of Leeds.

“It’s the perfect sanctuary to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life, ideal 
for barbecues and sunbathing or as an ‘outdoor room’.”

With a sale secured in double-quick time, the branch will not only be handing over the keys of the property to the successful buyers.

It will also be giving them a free lawnmower - which is part of the personalised marketing campaign that the company launched to maximise appeal in the property.

Mr Bonner added: “A lawnmower is probably not something that the typical person looking to take advantage of city living would have or think they would ever need, but this isn’t a typical property - and we thought it would make an appropriate moving-in present.

“Not everyone warms the house with a mower!”

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