4 new franchisees launch with Belvoir

Lettings agency Belvoir has launched four new franchises based in Ilford, Sitcup, Otley and Stirling and has six more opening this summer as part of its national expansion programme for 2008. The six due to open will be based in Newcastle under Lyne, Wigan, North Ayreshire, Stockport, Wolverhampton and Huddersfield.

Belvoir Sales Director Dorian Gonsalves says: 'I am delighted to welcome the new franchisees to the Belvoir group and am looking forward to the launch of the six other franchises this summer. Belvoir franchisees have the specialist knowledge and ability required to help landlords achieve the best rental yields and to enable tenants to find the best properties for them.

'The number of people renting properties has increased due to the current instability in the financial world. People are renting either through choice or necessity as they see renting as the safer option. While many independent estate and lettings agents are closing, Belvoir franchises have never been busier. The Belvoir brand is growing stronger and expanding quickly as demonstrated by the company's 25 per cent year-on-year growth. There has never been a better time to invest in a Belvoir franchise.'