The Cube Group is launching its social lettings franchise after many successful years of trialing the project in Leeds.

The franchise will be launched under the umbrella of Cube National Franchises, which will encompass both Cube Social Housing and Cube Premier Lettings who deal with private rentals. According to the company, with the economy getting worse by the day the number of social renters has increased from just over 1 million in the late 1990s to 1.8 million by 2008 and is now up 72 per cent to 5 million.