There is one very big problem with renting a property via linley and simpson and that is the 2 month notice period you contractually have to give when you vacate a property. I have rented a number of properties in the past and never before have i ever seen a 2 months notice clause. Its dreadful when your next move is hopefully to buy a house as we will probably end up having to simultaneously pay a mortgage and rental for a month - another cost you just dont need along with stamp duty and other fees.
If there had been more choice on the market when i had been looking for a rental i would have gone with another agency on finding out this very un-customer friendly clause. I dont ever recommend linley and simpson because i find their practice out of touch and unfair on the tenant.
What agent could do to change your mind?
You need to amend your 2 month tenqncy notice clause to 1 month in line with comon practice amongst all other mainstream lettings agents.