Con­fes­sions of a let­ting agent...

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

When staff at 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 “sheep­ish”. 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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