About Pickard Properties
Pickard is a well-respected family company established in Leeds for nearly 50 Years.
All Leeds born and bred, the directors Miles, Simon and Catherine have a passion for property with major emphasis on providing good quality homes for all types of tenants in Leeds. Pickard have a large portfolio of student houses in LS6 and lease larger purpose built student accommodation and a Halls of residence to Unipol. At the core of Pickard is their ever expanding student accommodation portfolio, their success is attributed to their excellent reputation, sensitivity to local residents and student needs and extensive knowledge of Leeds. Their success has also been marked by the students themselves with their vote for Pickard as their No.1 Landlord 2006 Best large landlord in 2013 and 2014 and ‘Most Socially Responsible Landlord’ 2015.
Pickard have property conversions across West Yorkshire available for the professional market and a strong commercial presence nationwide. The Pickard team are experienced and are qualified in property management and will be probably the friendliest of letting agents you will come across. We are landlords and the majority of the properties we rent are all own by Pickard. Our office is based in Headingley opposite the Headingley Taps pub.
We are members of UNIPOL Code of Standards (Golden Owners) and have a strong link with associations responsible for raising the standards of student living in Leeds. We are also members of Leeds Property Association, Leeds Landlord Accreditation Scheme and the Residential Landlord Association (RLA) and The Property Redress Scheme.
Meet the Team
Denise McArdle BA (Hons)
Head of Development and Marketing
I have been in property management since 1996 in different parts of the country and moved north to join Pickard in 2004. I think about sculling nearly all of the time and have won silver at the British Masters Championships 2013 in sculling and other pots and medals too… love dancing, food , being creative and currently studying CIM course... when you get me off the water.
Head of Residential Lettings
Happily served nearly 13 years alongside the Pickard family. I have been involved with charity events in the past; colour runs, sky dives and raffles. I’m a busy mum of two lively kids, who enjoys the odd fancy cocktail – that’s me of course, not the kids!
Student Lettings & Financial Accounts Manager
I have been with Pickards since 2003. I have enjoyed growing alongside the company and am now proud to be the Student Lettings and Financial Accounts Manager, which always provides very interesting and sometimes amusing situations and excuses in regards to the non-payment of rents!! Outside of work I enjoy reading, watching movies and drinking a lot of cocktails. I also enjoy cooking and baking but cannot guarantee that the outcome is always tasty!!!
Charlotte Renny BSc (Hons)
Professional Lettings Manager
I am Professional Letting Manager having recently moved from the student team as Lettings Negotiator to the professional team. Having joined the company in 2013, starting as a temp on front desk they haven’t been able to get rid of me. I enjoy travelling, skiing and playing netball. To bag yourselves the best deal I could easily be bribed with Gin!
Senior Lettings Negotiator
I’ve worked at Pickards for almost 5 years. Being the main lettings negotiator, I seem to spend most of my time running in and out of houses, plumping cushions and opening curtains as I go! I have two lovely children who keep me busy and enjoy walking, shopping and eating out when I can!
David Walsh BA (Hons)
Student Portfolio Manager
Hailing from Humble Shropshire, I came to Leeds to attend Leeds Beckett (it was called Met in my day); 5 years on I’m still here fully embracing the Yorkshire culture, mostly through the conduit of good ale. I’m one of the newbies to the group, but a decade of customer service experience has come in handy. I’m a self-professed geek and an avid comic book and film fan.
Administrator & Junior Negotiator
Having worked at Pickards since 2012, I have been able to learn and progress a lot in my time here - even passed my driving test! Our student tenants are my age, so I can relate to them and have good laugh which makes my job all the better! I enjoy going out, a keen festival goer, drinking and eating out.
I started as a temporary part time Administrator in October 2015 for three months but i love it so much I'm still here. I am forty something, have two teenagers and am doing a part time degree in counselling. I enjoy crafting, reading, going out with friends and drinking cocktails.
Tom Stacey Bsc (hons)
Having recently moved from West Sussex to Yorkshire I am now fully aware that I am, and have always been, a southern softy. Since Graduating De Montfort University in 2014 I have been working in residential lettings and have recently joined the company as a lettings negotiator. Outside of work I watch and attempt to play a fair bit of football when I can.
I have been with Pickards as the Maintenance Manager for 2 years and enjoy interacting with all of our tenants on a daily basis making sure everyone is happy. Out of work I enjoy watching football as I am too old to be playing!! I also like drinking and dancing like nobody’s watching.
I'm 36 years old spent 2 years in Romania doing charity work. I also went travelling when I first met the wife. I’m a big Celtic and Leeds rhinos fan. I’m due to have a little less free time later on this year as my wife is pregnant with our first kid!