The Letting People Launches Franchise Opportunity
A Midlands-based letting agency is offering would-be entrepreneurs the chance to launch their very own franchise under The Letting People umbrella.
First established in Leamington Spa in 2002, The Letting People, founded by Caroline and Anthony Kempster, specialises in residential lettings and property management and focuses on helping tenants find the right property, and landlords find the perfect tenant.
Having launched its first franchise in Milton Keynes in early June 2013, The Letting People is looking to expand the business further and take on franchisees across England.
Caroline said: “Over the past 10 years we’ve worked hard to ensure that The Letting People has a solid reputation and brand identity within the industry. We’ve built up strong, long-term relationships with landlords and tenants and carved out a unique position for ourselves within the rental market.
“Now we’re looking to expand the business and are actively encouraging franchisees to come forward. Not only will our franchisees be able to take advantage of low start-up costs and their own exclusive territory, they’ll also undergo an intensive training programme and receive on-going daily support.”
The already successful Milton Keynes franchise is operated by local businessmen Michael Lomax and Philip Rayner. The premises’ launch event was attended by many of the areas’ influential faces, including MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart.
Lomax said: “Philip and I come from very different backgrounds and were looking for a business venture which would suit both of our backgrounds. Philip had a long career in the construction industry, while my experience lies in marketing and design. We came across The Letting People and agreed that it was a perfect fit.”
Although a background in the property sector is desirable, The Letting People looks for energetic, adaptable franchisees with good communication skills and a desire to learn.