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Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Deciding to take on a franchise is often one of the biggest decisions you will take, professionally and financially, so you’d want to take that decision in the knowledge that your best interests are at the heart of the franchise company you’re dealing with and the process will run smoothly.

At Belvoir, that’s the job of Special Projects Manager, Gillian Mills.

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Claire Leathley, aged 50, and Charlotte Baron, aged 27, are the formidable mother and daughter team behind Belvoir Walmgate, in York. Celebrating their third year of trading, Claire and Charlotte have big plans for the business and haven’t looked back since taking on the franchise.

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

Ever wondered about the professional central office team whose job it is to help you kickstart your Belvoir journey?

Meet Lara.

5 reasons Brexit could be positive for lettings agents

5 reasons Brexit could be positive for lettings agents

At Belvoir, we always look at opportunity in challenging times. This blog looks at the positives for the lettings sector, post Brexit.

Property franchise:  An

Property franchise: An "eternal" business

When you are thinking about starting a business, the No. 1 consideration should be that you enter into an industry that has longevity and sustainability.

The blog takes a look at key metrics and explains why having a roof over your head is never going to go out of fashion.

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Welcome to Day 2 of our week of content celebrating women in franchising as part of "International Women’s Day".

Today Patsy Day shares her business journey and why franchising has proved to be a great success for her on many levels.

Online vs Traditional

Online vs Traditional

Belvoir’s Head of Franchise Recruitment, Andy Smith discusses the current trend in online estate agents and answers some common questions such as; are they a threat to the traditional agent?

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide testing more than pressing a button!

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide testing more than pressing a button!

I have been looking into compliance recently and highlighting how important it is to make sure that you are completely happy, that everything that is supposed to be done in the lettings management world is being done.

Tightening Regulation in residential lettings is having a real impact!

Tightening Regulation in residential lettings is having a real impact!

Tightening regulation in the residential lettings market is certainly having an effect. I am not sure it is the effect that was being sought but it is certainly having a considerable impact.

Landlords must check their Agent for full compliance for Section 21 validity from Oct 1st

Landlords must check their Agent for full compliance for Section 21 validity from Oct 1st

Regulation is creeping slowly into the lettings industry, it is almost like no-one wants the responsibility of being the regulator, so regulation is being drip fed in, to fit within the current unregulated status quo! It is of course more likely to be about money and who will pick up the regulators tab, but either way it’s messy.

Online Estate Agents Driving Down Fees?

Online Estate Agents Driving Down Fees?

Foxtons’ shares are going down again and this time I feel sorry for them. An analyst at Barclays has released a report stating that online agents are disrupting the Estate Agency market and will cause an erosion in profits for the high street Agent over time. This will be achieved by driving down prices that traditional Agents can charge.

Right to Rent legislation gathers headlines as the industry reacts!

Right to Rent legislation gathers headlines as the industry reacts!

The reaction to the announcement that Right to Rent legislation will soon be with us has been quite robust and from all quarters of the private rented sector.

Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market are all winning!

Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market are all winning!

The property market is a very interesting place for all sorts of different reasons, one of which is the ongoing struggle between the now three main property portals.

No Fee Estate Agency?

No Fee Estate Agency?

An online Agent today announced that it has withdrawn the ‘no sale no fee’ option from it’s offering to customers.

Are Cheap Estate Agency Fees the way forward?

Are Cheap Estate Agency Fees the way forward?

The internet price war is in the news again. Another online agent has launched a new method of paying to sell your house.

What’s the best way to make money in property?

What’s the best way to make money in property?

I love the way that people think! I enjoy the assumptions we make when looking at someone who does a job that we don’t really understand.

Will 20% tax relief change the buy to let market?

Will 20% tax relief change the buy to let market?

The budget is always an important event, regardless of the events surrounding it like tube strikes for instance, it never gets lost in the surrounding noise.

To Regulate or not to Regulate, that is the question!

To Regulate or not to Regulate, that is the question!

I was reading the Croydon Guardian, an act that may appear more random than it actually was, and noticed an article on the Council’s plans to implement a license for all privately rented properties of £750 for five years to help combat rogue landlords.

Greedy Landlords Exploiting Tenants?

Greedy Landlords Exploiting Tenants?

I read an article today bemoaning the fact that we pay more for rent in the UK than our European neighbours and that Landlords are deliberately taking advantage of a housing crisis to exploit tenants.

Property Sales Impacts On A Prosperous Year!

Property Sales Impacts On A Prosperous Year!

Initial figures released by Belvoir show a positive increase in profits for 2014, credited in part to the introduction of a successful sales service and a robust acquisition programme.

Belvoir releases advice over rental controls

Belvoir releases advice over rental controls

Government strategies to reduce pressure on the rental market are crucial, says Dorian Gonsalves.

Rent rises could decelerate for tenants in 2015

Rent rises could decelerate for tenants in 2015

Market conditions indicate fixed or low rental increases says Belvoir

Fleeting tenancies are being replaced by lasting living solutions

Fleeting tenancies are being replaced by lasting living solutions

Long-term tenancies are definitely increasing and we are seeing more people staying for lengthier periods. In fact, tenancy lengths have almost doubled at some of our offices…

100% of Belvoir offices offer Client Money Protection

100% of Belvoir offices offer Client Money Protection

We are proud to say that all franchisees now provide Client Money Protection (CMP).

Belvoir backs SAFEagent Awareness Week

Belvoir backs SAFEagent Awareness Week

Belvoir Lettings, a founder member of SAFEagent, is proud to offer its support to SAFEagent Awareness Week, which runs from 13th to 18th May, 2013.

Belvoir Lettings recruits new franchise support staff

Belvoir Lettings recruits new franchise support staff

Belvoir Lettings has appointed four new staff members to join the support team at Central Office in Grantham, Lincolnshire.