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Ilkley commands ever-growing appeal as a place to live and we are delighted to cement our position in the town with our acquisition of a dedicated letting agency of the calibre of Angus Roberts."

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

“Angus Roberts has been a well-known and respected name on the Ilkley High Street for more than a decade and we are thrilled it has chosen to become part of our journey of growth.”

He added: “David brings a wealth of expertise to our team and adds an extra dimension in key areas of the business

“He will play a key role in improving the quality of our services across all our branches.

“His market insight and special interest in the buy-to-let market will also support our landlords in ensuring their investment portfolios continue to meet their needs.”

This latest deal takes to seven the number of acquisitions completed by Linley & Simpson this year alone, and 33 since it first opened in 1997.

This injection of additional properties from Angus Roberts propels its total portfolio of homes under its management in Yorkshire to around 6,300.

Through its partnership with LDC, it aims to increase the number of properties it manages to 10,000 over the next three years, consolidating its position at the forefront of Yorkshire’s growing lettings market.

When Will Linley and Ilkley’s Nick Simpson launched their agency 21 years ago, they did so with just two offices in Leeds – Horsforth and Roundhay – and a handful of staff.

Now, following this latest deal, it employs more than 180 staff across a growing network of 11 regional branches.

In addition to Ilkley, the company’s network of branches has now expanded to include Leeds city centre, Horsforth, Roundhay, Chapel Allerton, Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, Saltaire, Wakefield and York.