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Boost for Lettings Industry as Government Launches Massive House Building Programme

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If there has ever been a time to spring into action it is now: this is the moment to start your own letting business. As many of us know from personal experience there has been an enduring gap between housing supply and demand. Housebuilding levels were worst between 2008 and 2009. Since 2010 and following several government reforms including changing the planning system, there has been a change in the housing deficit in the UK.

In line with this, Government ministers have declared they will launch a massive programme to solve the housing crisis to build 25000 new homes by 2020. Government plans, announced last week by Sajid Javid, the Communities secretary, comprise a £ 1 billion of short term loan funding scheme to deliver the initial construction phase. A second long-term funding scheme will provide a further 200000 homes UK wide. Mr Javid stated that resolving the shortfall of available houses is a “moral duty” that falls on all of us, including local communities and businesses.

For those who wish to start a letting agency, therein lies the opportunity: many developers seek an estate or letting agent partner as they are after local area information to secure prompt sales or lettings. Pursuing this opportunity involves making your business attractive to new home developers offering your full lettings and property management services from the early stages of construction. If your agency combines estate and lettings services your scope for business and profit widens significantly, depending on your ability to set up a marketing suite dedicated to off plan sales. This is where Southcourt Property’s award-winning business package can pave the way to your success.

Southcourt provides all you need for starting a letting agency with on-target earnings in excess of £100K pa. You can trade full or part-time under your own brand and remain 100% in control of your business. Southcourt will provide your business with an efficient software system to manage your properties, clients and finances. As the most experienced lettings and estate agency training provider in the UK, originally established in 1989, Southcourt provides what new letting agents need. With the continuing and forthcoming growth of the UK housing market this is an unmissable opportunity to secure your financial future!

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