One of the industry’s largest brands, The SDL Group, is launching a new division offering franchise opportunities for property managers.
SDL Property Partners is a scheme for property managers to start their own business with the resources, expertise and support of a central office.
The scheme is also suitable for existing property management business owners looking for extra business support, or letting agents looking to diversify.
Nick Faulkner is heading the new team, having built up several businesses specialising in residential block and estate management including Alexander Faulkner Partnership which was acquired by SDL Group earlier this year.
He says that in the current climate, there is not enough support for entrepreneurship within the property industry.
“The prospect of starting out on your own is an expensive and daunting proposition; infrastructure and compliance requirements can be overwhelming” he admits.
Franchisees are offered a seven day intensive training course, Qube licence, company set up and VAT registration with ongoing advice and support directly from experienced professionals within the SDL Group. They can also access marketing materials and support.