Yorkshire Estate Agent In Bizarre Activities

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WHEN a Yorkshire residential letting agent carried out a routine inspection of one
of its rented properties, it soon became apparent why their tenant was looking rather

Wandering round the sitting room of the home in Wakefield was a lamb – sporting
a pair of giant underpants.

“When asked what the animal was doing, the tenant replied straight-faced that she had a big garden to maintain and it was cheaper than buying a lawnmower,” said Nick Simpson, Director of Linley & Simpson.

The episode is just one of a number of strange and funny incidents that staff at the company’s network of eight Yorkshire offices have been asked to deal with over the past
12 months. Other bizarre requests have included:

? A tenant in Horsforth, Leeds, saying it was too dark on the street outside and could Linley & Simpson arrange for the council to put up extra streetlights.
? A Leeds city centre client claiming he was allergic to central heating.
? An Ilkley resident asking for urgent help to remove a worm from a cellar.
? A York man who claimed that the carpets in his property triggered panic attacks and a Wetherby tenant complaining about the smell of the person living next door.

“We have completed more than 25,000 lets since launching the business 12 years ago, so nothing should really surprise us any more – but it does,” said Mr Simpson

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