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KEYWORD "Franchise" - 100 RESULTS
Agency hails “transformational” merger with lettings giant

The Property Franchise Group, which calls itself the UK’s largest multi-brand property franchisor, says its merging with lettings giant Belvoir has...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings portfolio snapped up by nearby franchisees

The franchisees of Martin & Co’s Rochdale branch have completed their first independent acquisition less than a year after taking on...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group new deal worth £5m more than early reports

More details have emerged of the deal - reported on Letting Agent Today and Sky News on Sunday - for Property...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency plea to rival firms seeking buyers or joint ventures

Independent agency Henry Adams says it wants “entrepreneurs and business owners” to “explore new growth avenues” The company is seeking acquisitions, joint...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency will have 1,800 branches following latest acquisition

The Property Franchise Group is buying the Fine and Country chain, plus the membership body the Guild of Property Professionals. The deal is worth...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Your Move emailing agents to urge them to become franchisees

Your Move – part of LSL, which last year underwent a radical restructuring - is trying to woo existing agents and...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Educational Video Series launched to up-skill lettings agents

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new series of educational videos for agents. The Guild’s Learning Platform serves as a...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Young couple take on lettings agency busy city franchise

A young couple are taking on the franchise of lettings agency Martin & Co in Exeter. Local couple Nik and Rosie Davey...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency network links with industry supplier for training courses

Lettings agency giant Belvoir has struck a partnership with a PropTech firm majoring in inventories. InventoryBase Academy has been appointed as Belvoir's...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Want to save 25 minutes per transaction? PropTech link-up claims you can...

The Property Franchise Group is to roll out a partnership with PropTech firm Coadjute TPFG, the largest franchise estate agency group in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground Rents defended by investors’ group

The ongoing debate over ground rents within Government is rapidly becoming a Parliamentary farce that could soon lead to an economic...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise chain launches campaign for new recruits

Winkworth has appointed an ex-Chestertons and ex-Strutt and Parker industry figure to recruit new offices to the agency’s network. Chris Brand, who...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Backing for Ground Rent Cap being announced this week

An amendment is expected to be made by the government to its Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill. The Bill, put forward by...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Local man with global experience takes over branch franchise

Stephen Castellani has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s Tonbridge office, taking the reins from Robert Gordon-James...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Ceilings Have Been Reached - agency's stark warning

The chief executive of one of Britain’s largest franchise agency chains is warning that rents may no longer be able to...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise group claims letting agents revenue could be £100k a year

Property investment and management company The Sourced Group says its new lettings division which “presents franchisees with the chance to generate...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant’s brand

Parkers franchisee Craig Pearson claims to have added a “substantial” number of properties to his Reading branch portfolio after buying an...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for two Surrey agency branches

A new franchisee has been confirmed for Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and Redhill & Reigate. A portfolio landlord who lives...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Father and Son win big at agency awards ceremony

The Belvoir 2024 Annual Awards have crowded a father-and-son franchisee pairing as the big winners. Paul Wallace-Tarry and his son Richard Wallace-Tarry...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchisee doubles rental stock by acquiring nearby branch

Long-standing Hunters franchisee Adrian Lawrence has grown his lettings business by a massive 200% after acquiring the portfolio of nearby Hunters...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground Rents U-turn hailed ‘a victory for common sense’

What appears to be another government housing policy U-turn - this time on ground rents - is being hailed as “a...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill wins a big thumbs-up from agents’ body

Propertymark has urged the Sunak government to press ahead with leasehold reform ahead of the Second Reading of the Leasehold and...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for pair of franchised Lettings offices

Two of Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. David Rebe has taken on the Oxford and Thame branches from...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchisee snaps up rival independent after 14 years

A Hunters franchisee has made his first acquisition - after 14 years. Lester Hurst, who has owned the Otley and Ilkley branches...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New agency franchisee has pub and decorating business experience

Winkworth has appointed a new franchisee to take over its Worthing office on the South Coast. After 15 years working in estate...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Giants Merge - final shareholder approval secured

The merger of two of the largest names in the lettings industry has passed its final hurdle. Belvoir shareholders have now backed...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Third independent lettings operation snapped up by franchisee

Long-standing lettings franchisee Kevin Hall has snapped up a third independent agency in his town. Hall, who has run the Ashford branch...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings agency chain sets minimum qualification goal

Belvoir Group has linked up with Propertymark in a deal which they say will “help further improve standards and enhance financial...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Five Alive - Franchise agent adds another London branch to empire

Just four months after opening a fourth office of lettings agency Martin & Co in London, franchisee Michael van de Vyver...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Irish agency snaps up UK independent lettings and sales firm

One of the Republic of Ireland's largest agency chains, Sherry Fitzgerald, has snapped up Belfast independent Simon Brien Residential, known as...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Sara Stevenson, Lettings Director at Sourced Living, part of the Sourced Property Group.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Sara Stevenson. I am the Lettings Director...

04 February 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Rental growth to decline this year warns muted Winkworth

Winkworth’s first trading statement of 2024 reveals that it saw a five per cent rise in rental revenues in 2023 -...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Two of the largest lettings agencies propose to merge

The Property Franchise Group, the UK's largest property franchise brand, wants to merge with long-time rival Belvoir. Both are listed on the...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New lettings brand claims franchisees can earn £100k-plus per year

A new lettings franchise is being launched, which claims its franchisees can earn £100,000-plus annually.  The Sourced Group has launched Sourced Living,...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for 90-office national agency chain

The Northwood franchise, which has more than 90 offices nationwide, has unveiled a new look for its lettings and estate agency...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency disappears as franchise giant expands

Martin & Co - part of the TPFG franchise giant - has purchased another independent agency. Father and son duo Jaspal and...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency Leadership Training sees first baker’s dozen graduates

A total of 13 franchisees from brands within the Belvoir Group have graduated from what the firm calls “a unique new...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir agents have access to private rental licensing data

Franchise giant Belvoir is the latest agency group to sign a deal with geospatial technology firm Kamma. The partnership will offer all...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency claims it’s now “industry leader” after awards win

EweMove, the hybrid agency which is part of The Property Franchise Group, claims it is now an industry-leading business as a...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency doubles in size after snapping up third independent business

A Belvoir franchisee has doubled the size of his business by buying out a local independent agency - his third acquisition...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency brand remains even after acquisition by chain

Winkworth is expanding further in Dorset, with the acquisition of Christopher Batten in Wimborne – its seventh office in the county.  Christopher...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Seventh branch opens for lettings and sales franchise trio

Less than a year since opening the sixth branch of sales and lettings agency Parkers, one of the brand’s most successful...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock Exchange Award for high-flying agency group

The Belvoir franchise giant has scooped a London Stock Exchange award for business, environmental, governance and social issues. It’s won the Best...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s a record! Sixth office opened by ambitious franchise owner

Belvoir has expanded its presence in Scotland following the opening of a brand-new office in Kirkcaldy.  The branch is the sixth Belvoir...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

London expansion for agency network after acquiring independent

A long-standing Martin & Co franchisee is expanding his network of London offices following an independent agency acquisition. Michael van de Vyver, who...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up by local franchise office

An independent agency managing 115 lettings units has been snapped up its local Belvoir franchise. Tim Hughes, owner of Belvoir Newbury, has...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Husband and wife triple their lettings business overnight

Husband-and-wife team John and Shirley Ounsworth have completed on the acquisition of Osprey Lettings. The couple - who run a Northwood franchise...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings service set up in franchise giant’s original office

Hunters’ first ever franchised branch in the North Yorkshire town of Selby is under new ownership after 16 years. James Powell, who...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings PropTech firm passes big rental sector milestone

PropTech service Propoly says it’s handled £50m of rental transactions so far this year. Propoly - launched in 2020 and boasting early...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group bucks the market thanks to turbocharged lettings

The Property Franchise Group has reported a bumper half year of trading with revenue at £13.2m and pre-tax profits up 11...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth slump would be still worse without lettings growth

Lettings income has saved the bacon of franchise agency Winkworth after a sales slump hit profits.  A trading statement from the agency...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Resilient business model is key to agency group’s ongoing success

The apparent rise and rise of Belvoir Group is down to its resilient business model and the entrepreneurs who run its...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks and Boomin boss Bruce is back with a new agency

One of the controversial Bruce brothers, founders of the ill-fated Purplebricks venture, is back in the agency business. It’s almost a decade...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant opens new London office with call for more

Franchise giant Winkworth is opening a new office in West Hampstead, extending its north London footprint from existing offices in neighbouring...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir’s new mortgage deals aim to boost property franchises

Belvoir has snapped up a regional mortgage provider for £1m. It’s acquired MAB (South West) Ltd and follows the earlier acquisition of...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals “ground breaking partnership” between licensees

Fine & Country has announced what it calls “a ground-breaking partnership” between licencees Jonathan Handford and Sean Newman and Jack Rees...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Pipeline of acquisitions coming later this year - major agency

Franchise brand Northwood says its strategy of expansion through acquisition is paying dividends - with more to come. Northwood managing director Phil...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Praise for self-employed and entrepreneurial franchise teams

The head of one of the country’s highest profile franchise agency empires says the self-employed ethos of some advisers and entrepreneurial...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings boom helps franchise brands offset sales falls

Increased lettings income proved a valuable balance to a declining sales market for The Property Franchise Group in the first half...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Inspiring’ franchisee takes control of his fourth branch

Belvoir franchisee Lloyd Rumbold has completed on the acquisition of Belvoir West Bridgford, adding a fourth franchise to his portfolio of...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents told to lobby MPs over Renters Reform Bill

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings the only bright spot as agency chain issues profits warning

The directors of Winkworth are warning shareholders of a challenging period thanks to higher and faster-raising interest rates - with only...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Training guru takes over two franchise agency branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with training guru Dean Gill taking the reins. He succeeds previous...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up to create total of 40 offices

An independent agency with a lettings portfolio of 400 units has been snapped up by franchise holders in the Newton Fallowell...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New faces take over veteran rentals franchise branch

One of the country’s first Belvoir branch franchises has changed hands after approaching three decades.  The resale of Belvoir Lincoln, one of...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency targeting 100 franchisees scores accreditation success

Small but fast-growing agency Propertynest has been confirmed as a British Franchise Association member. BFA members commit to running an ethical standards-based...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big PropTech deal for over half of LSL franchise agents

Over half of the agency branches sold to franchisees by LSL Property Services have signed up to a large PropTech deal. As...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bans rival rent bids after angry protests

A franchise lettings agency is reported to have agreed to stop potential tenants bidding against each other to secure rental properties. The...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency branches reveal intra-company takeover deal

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Both brands are in The Property Franchise Group parent company. Having...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Three agency branches now run by successful agent duo

Three branches of Hunters have been acquired by a successful duo of agents with years of experience in the company. Sam Lakin...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up by franchise entrepreneur

Huddersfield entrepreneur Chan Khangura has added another specialist lettings agency to his portfolio. With his father Kashmir he fought off tough competition...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO investment platform gives outline of growth strategy

Five franchisees who purchased an investment platform say they want to double the size of the business by 2028. Established in 2007,...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency structure transformation is almost complete

LSL’s transition from being a largely owned agency network to individual franchises is effectively complete. The company - which owns the Your...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency chain pledges higher profits following franchise switch

LSL Property Services - owner of the Reeds Rains and Your Move brands - says it’s movement of agency branches to...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Launching June 1 - new franchise network of lettings agents

The prominent industry figure Sean Newman is next week launching a lettings division of his network of self-employed agents.  The existing network...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant on the prowl for more lettings acquisitions

A trading statement from Belvoir reveals that the franchise giant is on the look out for “good quality complimentary acquisitions”. A strong...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour and Tory anti-landlord policies slammed by agency chief

A franchise network boss has sharply criticised both Labour and the Tories for their pro-tenant policies. Dominic Agace, chief executive of Winkworth,...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency structure will rival existing lettings franchise giants

LSL Property Services - owners of the Your Move and Reeds Rain brands - is to franchise its entire network of...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Award for hugely successful agency chief who started in spare room

Belvoir’s very first franchisee, Andy Campbell, has been awarded the prestigious Belvoir Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of 27 highly successful...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Home Counties expansion for fledgling franchise agency

Small franchise agency Propertynest has expanded into Guildford with a new franchisee offering lettings and sales to the town and its...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth posts weak results despite robust lettings market

Winkworth has told its shareholders that the weak figures posted for 2022 are actually in line with management expectations. The franchise giant...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network to reveal hitherto-unseen market information

Fast-growing agency network Lomond is launching its own national and regional market information - and it claims it’s using data rarely...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Glittering event honours franchise success stories

Franchise giant Belvoir has once again held a lavish annual conference and awards event. Sponsored by iamproperty, Let Alliance and PayProp, the...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings fees give agency remarkable 26 years of profit growth

Belvoir has released another set of upbeat financial figures marking 26 successive years of profit growth. Group revenue increased 14 per cent...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents react to Bank of England interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent slams Tories for damaging supply of homes

The government must focus on measures in next week’s Budget that will boost significantly the supply of homes, according to lettings...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Trio of acquisitions as franchisees snap up independents

It’s been a busy start to the year for the Northwood brand, with three franchisees completing on acquisitions.  Northwood is part of...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Brexiteer agent makes ferocious attack on Labour

An agent claims that if Labour wins the next General Election there will be what he calls “misguided meddling” across the...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

We Are Family! Father and sons take over agency branch

Father and sons trio Kevin, Lewis and Tom Dudley have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency says it’s on the lettings acquisition trail

Martin & Co’s Huddersfield branch is the latest part of the franchise operation to snap up an independent agency. Branch owner Will...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant snaps up long-standing independent agency

The Solihull branch of Hunters has acquired independent agency Searchers, which was set up back in 1995. Becki Dean, lettings director for...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency aims to have 200 UK territories this year

Hybrid agency EweMove has expanded its brand presence into 189 territories across the UK according to its parent company, The Property...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Disastrous Truss Budget still hurting market says leading lettings agency

Belvoir Group is continuing its long term success record but warns that the Liz Truss mini-Budget is still having a detrimental...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional franchise firm expands after snapping up independent

CJ Hole, part of The Property Franchise Group, has expanded with the acquisition of an independent firm in Bristol. CJ Hole owner...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agent jailed after ordering staff to make false claims

The head of a Martin & Co office in Wolverhampton has been jailed over fraudulent activity. A court heard that Bhavander Singh...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Ambitious business duo snap up 78 year old agency

Franchisees from Belvoir have snapped up an independent agency in Reading. The acquisition of Patrick Williams, which dates back 78 years, comes...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group pledges six new branches despite lettings slowing

There will be up to six new branches opened this year for the franchise brand Winkworth. The agency made its announcement in...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

It's War! Call for 'national mobilisation' to improve EPCs

An all-party and influential committee of MPs says the UK should be put on a war footing to improve the energy...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise brand opens new office and eyes further expansion

Winkworth is expanding in the south west with a new office opening in the Bishopston area of Bristol, tapping into a...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents buy out London branch after death of owner

Two members of Ellis & Co’s Mill Hill team have bought out the branch.  Ellis & Co Mill Hill’s Paul Glass has...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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