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Comparison between a Franchise and The Southcourt Letting and Estate Agency Business Package

Letting or Estate Agency Franchise


In the UK a lettings and/or estate agency franchise will cost you several thousand pounds. This is the cost to operate your business under someone elses name, and simply as an entry cost. We consider this to be exorbitant and totally unrelated to the benefits that this approach offers. It also excludes those wishing to set up an agency on a part-time basis, or as an add-on to an existing business.


You will have none with a franchise. You will feel more like a manager than an owner. You will be restricted by rules tghat are set by the franchisor (the original franchise business), with little chance to vary or develop your business.

Ongoing payments

With a franchise you will be obliged to pay a monthly commission on your turnover of around 10 to 12%, this figure increasing as your business grows.

The Southcourt Letting and Estate Agency Business Package


Our Business Package is a fraction of the cost of a lettings franchise. You should recoup your outlay with your first two customers. You can operate part-time or full-time depending on your circumstances and requirements.


Unlike a lettings franchise or a property management franchise, it's entirely up to you to decide how much time you wish to devote to the business, and how you wish to run it – you're in complete control. No-one is breathing down your neck.

Ongoing payments

Unlike a letting agency franchise or a property management franchise, you keep all your earnings, and pay us NO COMMISSION CHARGES WHATSOEVER – you keep 100% of your profits.

Whether you are seeking a new full time career opening to provide a skill for life and financial independence for yourself and your family, or simply wish to supplement your present income, this business can deliver the results you seek.

More Detailed Franchise Comparison

Find out in more detail why franchises are not the best option

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Compare our Letting and Estate Agent Start Up Packages