Linley & Simpson has opened the doors of its new office on Harrogate Road in the heart of Chapel Allerton in Leeds after acquiring the fellow independent agent, Hendys.
The deal, clinched for an undisclosed sum, gives Linley & Simpson blanket coverage across North Leeds with the new branch linking in with the company’s long-established bases at Street Lane, Roundhay, and Station Road, Horsforth.
Director of Linley & Simpson, Will Linley, said: “We are delighted to have a dedicated base in this thriving community for the first time, and to have inherited a team of six staff with an unrivalled insight and knowledge of the market there. North Leeds remains one of Yorkshire’s most sought-after places to live and opening in Chapel Allerton was a natural progression for us – a final piece in the jigsaw.
“We now have three offices working seamlessly together across this whole area for the benefit of buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, alike.”
He added: “The name of Hendys has been synonymous with the property market in Chapel Allerton for the best part of two decades – name any road and they will have sold or rented properties there.”
The new branch will be managed by Daniel Bond, who has worked for Linley & Simpson for four years at both their Ilkley and Roundhay offices. The acquisition of Hendys, and all of its sales and letting portfolio, is the second since the independent agency secured a £1.8m funding package as part of a new link-up with Santander’s Breakthrough Programme.
Earlier this year it took over the rental portfolio of Leeds Lets, based in Headingley.
Mr Linley added: “We remain on the lookout for more acquisitions in 2015 as we explore ways of consolidating our position at the forefront of best practice.