About Pickard Properties

Pickard is your expert in student & professional property lettings in Leeds

All Leeds born and bred, the directors of Pickard Properties, Miles, Simon and Catherine have a passion for property with major emphasis on providing good quality homes for all types of tenants across Leeds and beyond. We are particularly experienced when it comes to student housing and professional lets and love nothing more than finding the perfect home for our tenants.

Pickard has been operating for over half a century, so we have many years of experience under our belts — meaning we are in an ideal position to offer you the absolute best service when it comes to finding you a house or flat to rent in Leeds and beyond.

Pickard has a large portfolio of student houses in Leeds and surrounding areas, and leases larger purpose-built student accommodation and a halls of residence to Unipol. We also provide a range of professional lets, a selection of commercial lets for short or long-term renting, and we created Spinning Acres in 2018 — an award-winning, innovative rental concept which provides luxury apartments and houses to a wide range of people. Situated in Far Headingley, it is a leafy escape from the city centre, but with a quick and simple commute for the working week.


Pickard has property conversions across West Yorkshire available for the professional market and a strong commercial presence nationwide. The Pickard team is highly experienced, qualified in property management, and will probably be the friendliest of letting agents you will come across. 

We are landlords and the majority of the properties we rent are owned by Pickard, too. 

We are members of UNIPOL Code of Standards (Golden Owners) and have a strong link with the associations responsible for raising the standards of student living in Leeds. We are also members of Leeds Property AssociationLeeds Rental Standard, Residential Landlord Association (RLA) and The Property Redress Scheme.  

Our passion is to provide top quality customer service and outstanding housing in Leeds, Burley, Headingley, Woodhouse, Hyde Park, Halifax, Brighouse, and beyond.

Meet the Team

Miles Pickard


Simon Pickard


Catherine Coleman


Denise McArdle BA (Hons)

Head of Development and Marketing

Sarah Powell

Head of Residential Lettings

Nichola Chadwick

Student Lettings & Financial Accounts Manager

Lindsey Summers

Senior Lettings Negotiator

Charlotte Renny BSc (Hons)

Professional Lettings Manager

David Walsh BA (Hons)

Senior Portfolio Manager

Tom Stacey Bsc (Hons)

Lettings Negotiator

Emily Rutherford-Thompson

Student Letting Negotiator

Stacey Clarkin

Project Co-ordinator

Stacey Clarkin portrait

Sharon Stead


Sharon Stead portrait

Jo Ellingham

Utility Administration Manager

Billy Chadwick

Maintenance Manager

John Fisher

Maintenance Support

Josh Standley

Maintenance Support

James Stead

Maintenance Support

James Stead portrait

Carla Izurieta

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Pickard Properties Ltd

26-30 North Lane