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Linley & Simpson is a market-leading residential lettings and sales agency based in Yorkshire.

Founded by Will Linley and Nick Simpson 20 years ago, Linley & Simpson employs 180 people across 11 regional branches, manages a portfolio of more than 6,000 properties and generates a turnover of more than £9m.

Image: Nick Simpson and Will Linley, Co-Founders, Linley & Simpson

In June 2018 LDC made an investment in Linley & Simpson to support its expansion.

The deal sees LDC back the existing management team with a £10m investment to drive its acquisition strategy as well as support technology developments to enhance its focus on delivering the best possible service to landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers.

Just three months after the deal, Linley & Simpson took over the letting portfolios of both Leeds-headquartered Hitchen & Co and McCartney Lettings, located at Bishopthorpe village in York. This brace of deals takes the number of acquisitions completed by Linley & Simpson in its Yorkshire heartland to six this year alone and the first since LDC's investment.

The twin acquisition has resulted in an extra 340 properties being transferred to the management of Linley & Simpson. This influx propels its total portfolio of properties under management in Yorkshire past the 6,000 milestone for the first time.

In October 2018 Linley & Simpson continued its acquisition trail  with the acquisition of the long-established Angus Roberts letting agency in Ilkley. The deal will see its letting portfolio of 240 homes transfer to Linley & Simpson’s Ilkley branch.


Through our partnership with LDC, we aim to boost this growth and increase the number of properties we manage from 6,000 to 10,000 over the next three years, bringing our market-leading services to a wider range of customers across the Yorkshire region.

Will Linley, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Linley & Simpson