Why choose Pickard properties?

Pickard Properties is a well-respected family business, born and bred in Leeds and established for half a century. In that time, we have gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience, which we apply to each and every tenancy we arrange. We are renowned in Leeds for our quality homes and excellent customer service.

Our ongoing success is attributed to:

  • Our excellent reputation
  • Our sensitivity to local residents
  • Our in-depth understanding of tenants’ needs
  • Our extensive insight of Leeds and its surrounding areas
  • Our outstanding customer service
  • The unparalleled location of our properties

After establishing ourselves as experts in student letting in Leeds and becoming the go-to student lettings company in the area, we have since diversified and added professional lets to our extensive portfolio of quality properties.

We now offer beautiful homes to students and professionals and, through our property developments, people at all stages of life.

Our tenants are very happy

Pickard Properties will be the friendliest Leeds letting agency you will encounter during your house hunting experience, and this is because our central ethos is to ensure that each of our tenants is 100% happy — not just with their choice of property, but also with the service they receive from us.

You can read about the experience of individual tenants on our Testimonials page.

Our customer service is second to none

We will move mountains to help our tenants out when they need it — whether they are house-hunting, have a maintenance problem that needs fixing, or they’ve locked themselves out of their home!

We love nothing more than delivering customer service that goes above and beyond and Pickard offers professional help for every step of the way.

We also pride ourselves in avoiding the ‘hard sell’ — we won’t pressure you or rush you into making a decision, as we feel it is vital that you are given the time to make the right decision for you.

We are award-winning property developers

At Pickard Properties, we love getting our teeth into a project — especially one that results in stunning new homes located in highly desirable areas of Leeds.

Our unique Spinning Acres development in Far Headingley was purpose-built for the private rental market and provides a range of luxuriously appointed properties within a leafy conservation site.

With further phases still to be released, this charming urban village has already won two awards — fighting off stiff competition in doing so.

We are experts in student lets in Leeds

We have been letting student property for 50 years, and as a result, we offer a broad portfolio of student houses in the LS6 area, ranging from 1-bed flats through to 14-bed houses. We also lease large student halls of residence to Unipol.

Each of our student houses has double beds, washing machines, microwaves, full fire alarms with interlinked smoke detectors, and burglar alarms — all as a minimum standard.

We are experts in professional lets in Leeds

We hate saying goodbye to our student tenants when their uni days are over, so we have a large portfolio of properties available for professionals in the Leeds and West Yorkshire area too.

All offering an easy commute to Leeds city centre, our houses and apartments are ideal for young professionals requiring affordable and conveniently located accommodation. Rent alone or sign up to a house share.

Each of our professional lets is spacious, and most reside inside period buildings we have tastefully redeveloped for professionals like you.

We are reliable Leeds letting agents

We are a Golden Unipol Code member, alongside being a member of:

  • Leeds Property Association (LPA)
  • The Leeds Rental Standard
  • Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

Plus many more, including associations responsible for raising the standards of student living in Leeds. You can find out more on our Accreditations page.


Joshua Wright, a professional footballer, moved into one of the four bedroom town houses on phase one of our Spinning Acres development. He said:

“I chose to live here for a few reasons. I was looking within the Leeds area because it is convenient for work but also very nice and busy which I like. I like brand new properties and to have close neighbours nearby. It’s nice and quiet and classy but within walking distance of a busy area.”

Mother of two, Rachel, chose to rent a furnished four-bedroom town house at Spinning Acres. She said:

“I was blown away when I stepped into the development and inside too – the level of detail and the excellent finish of the properties is outstanding, and I could not have decorated or furnished the house better myself. My children, who stay a few nights a week, love it just as much as I do. Living here is amazing.”

Having sold their large family home, company director, Chris and his wife Tracey, wished to downsize and needed a rental property for the short to medium term. Chris said:

“We have moved into an unfurnished four-bed town house. You can tell by the quality of the build that a lot of thought has gone into the design – there are no corners cut here. After looking at a few other rental properties in the Leeds area, Spinning Acres really stood out from the rest. We are very happy with our decision.

Student testimonials

29 Estcourt Avenue, October 2016:

"Dear Maintenance Team, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the great work you always do! Thank you very much for always being so helpful, friendly and doing such a great job. Thank you very much too for helping me out with installing the blinds in my room! Keep the good work up! :-)"

18 Manor Terrace, July 2015:

"Pickard are perfect"

33B St Michael's Road, July 2015:

"Fantastic landlords and well worth the money as we had no hassle and the accommodation was great!"

30 Manor Terrace, July 2015:

"I'd say that Pickard has been a good landlord and I would definitely consider choosing another one of their properties in the future"

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