A property lettings firm has struck gold for the third time running after picking up a national award.

Belvoir, which has offices in York, Selby and Thirsk, was named Best Lettings Franchise 2014 in the Lettings Agency of the Year awards at a ceremony staged at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Judges said they found Belvoir "to be one of the most responsible, ethical and well-positioned franchise businesses in the industry with a 19-year track record to prove it."

Mark Stephenson, who owns the firm's three North Yorkshire offices, said: “Our team, along with all our colleagues in the Belvoir network, is delighted after winning what is undoubtedly one of the most hardest fought competitions in our industry.

"Our continued success is based on providing local landlord and tenant clients with the highest possible levels of customer service and care, so it is a real privilege to be recognised in this way and a major boost for our business.”