The Flatman Partnership franchise

Min investment


The Flatman Partnership franchise

Build your own business in the rewarding world of property sales and lettings

Estate Agency specialising in sales and lettings of residential properties from a network of regional offices

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:
    800sq feet

About The Flatman Partnership

The Flatman Partnership is an Estate Agency specialising in sales and lettings of residential properties from a network of regional offices which enables individuals with no previous property experience to become experts in their local market running their own estate agency office.

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Specialising in residential sales AND lettings means that The Flatman Partnership covers all sides of the property market, allowing our franchisees to gain maximum returns from their business in what is an enjoyable and rewarding market.

Our ‘end to end’ service has been the mainstay of The Flatman Partnership system for over 15 years and each office has become known as the ‘local property experts’.


Yes - Flatman’s began with a pilot franchise to ensure our systems were being developed in line with ethical franchising policies and the British Franchise Association’s (BFA) Code of Ethics. The Flatman Partnership model has been tried, tested, proven and continually refined to ensure that you can join us with no previous property experience, building up the skills and knowledge necessary to develop your own thriving business in a very short space of time.

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Your total investment will be between £40,000 and £60,000 depending on location. We have a number of funding options available including the UK Government Start-Up loans scheme, and in certain circumstances you could be able to open your own Flatman’s office with just £10,000 of your own capital.

Earning Potential

Our forecasts show that you should see a small profit in Year One, a healthy profit of over £70,000 in Year Two rising to more than double that by Year Four. Of course, these figures can’t be guaranteed, but they are a good indication of performance that our own offices have proven.

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Training and support provided

You will be supported in every single aspect of becoming the local property expert in your chosen location, including:

  • Achieving the required qualifications
  • Setting up your office
  • Finding customers
  • Sourcing staff
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • and so much more

Our unique training and support systems, together with continual advice and guidance from our experienced specialist support team, will always be there to help you.

The Flatman Partnership Employees

The ideal The Flatman Partnership franchisee

If you see yourself as a good communicator as well as empathetic, friendly, warm and welcoming AND a good listener get in touch TODAY and

Start Building Your Profitable Future Today

Contact us now and take your first steps into a new, brighter, future!


The Flatman Partnership's history

The Flatman Partnership was originally formed over 15 years ago to handle sales and lettings via a number of regional offices. Run today by the Managing Director, Nick Barker, who has been in Estate Agency for over 35 years, and has opened numerous regional offices, The Flatman Partnership specialises in building relationships with buyers, vendors, tenants, landlords and property developers.

The attention to detail, customer service and refined systems of The Flatman Partnership came to the fore during the challenges of a COVID-19 ravaged marketplace, during which the business actually continued to thrive and still increased turnover and profitability year-on-year.

Many traditional estate agencies focus on either sales or lettings, but very few actually handle both simultaneously. Experience of trading during difficult market conditions (including the 2008 property crash, the effects of Brexit and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic) has shown that by combining sales and lettings into one office, there is a tendency for downturns in one area of the market to be matched by upturns in the other. For example, if mortgage rates become unaffordable, there are fewer houses being sold, but more being rented.

The Flatman Partnership has gained a reputation for all-encompassing reliability and quality of service which were the original hallmarks used to establish the business, and which are still used to great effect today.

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