• Southcourt Property Services Ltd. Est 1989.  Letting Agent Training since 1997
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Client Testimonials, Reviews and Award Winners

When deciding which route to take to the lettings and estate agency business, it's essential that you make the right choice. Your success could well depend upon it. Here at Southcourt Property not only do we possess considerable hands-on experience in the lettings industry, we also have an unbeatable track record in providing powerful and effective training and start-up packages for new letting agents. The results speak for themselves - see the table below. This is your chance to join us and share in their success!

Our clients share a total of 19 prestigious Industry Awards between them 2011 to 2016 - far more than any similar start-up package you may see advertised. Results achieved after starting up with and still using the systems we provided and recommended –

  • Northern Lettings Agency of the Year 2016
  • Northern Lettings Agency of the Year 2015
  • Lettings Agency of the Year OUTRIGHT WINNER 2014
  • Northern Lettings Agency of the Year 2014
  • Property Management Lettings Agency of the Year 2013
  • Training & Management Lettings Agency of the Year 2013
  • Letting Agent of the Year East 2012
  • Letting Agent of the Year East Midlands 2011
  • Training & Development Lettings Agency of the Year 2016
  • Outstanding Contributions Lettings Agency 2015
  • Medium Lettings Agency of the Year 2014
  • Training & Development Lettings Agency of the Year 2014
  • Northern Lettings Agency of the Year 2013
  • Northern Lettings Agency of the Year 2012
  • Letting Agent of the Year Wales 2012
  • Investor in People Gold 2011
Client testimonial from John Paul, Managing Director, Castledene Estates Group, Sunday Times Lettings Agency Award Winners 2016

“After researching the available start-up options I decided the Southcourt Package was by far the best choice due to their successful track record. When we started up it helped us massively, and is definitely part of our success. It is affordable, highly professional and innovative and allowed us to gain new clients quickly and effectively. There is no doubt that it is the best option if you want to start and grow a profitable business. I certainly made the right choice because we've just won the Sunday Times Letting Agent of the Year!”

John PaulManaging Director, The Castledene Group
Customer testimonial from Jason Coleman, Director, Angelwoods Lettings, twice winner of the Best Letting Agent Awards 2010-13

“Hi all, Just wanted to say thankyou for all your help and support since we set up our company. The initial pack we purchased was absolutely priceless and enabled us to build a two office business from nothing(soon to be 3) but without your wonderful support and knowledge, not to mention our brilliant new website courtesy of you, then I am sure we wouldn't have had either the confidence or the know how to move the business forward the way it has.

The website was easy to build with you guys, you listened to everything we wanted and we had a seemless transition from our existing site provider to you guys. literally no down time at all… so impressive and creating a site we are very very proud of.

You are all so happy to help when we need you and I have only two weeks ago recommended your pack to a friend who is hoping to go self employed in cardiff…

We have just been notified that we are in the running for the national lettings and landlords awards, if it was'nt for your guidance I am convinced we would'nt have got so far, your tips and points of advice have proved incredibly valuable.

Thankyou once again to you all.”

Jay ColemanAngelwoods Residential Lettings
Southcourt Property Client Review from Venessa Alfonja, VA Property Consultants

“The Southcourt Business Package was brilliant! It basically allowed me to learn everything I needed to know to sign up landlords, run my agency from home to fit in with my family and lifestyle then gradually grow the business at the speed I wanted. I also used their support service fairly often at the start and I have to say they really helped me get going - as Mike will testify to!”

Venessa AlfonjaVA Property Consultants
Southcourt Property Client Review from Christopher Blake, Principal, AT Property Lets

“I would like to say thank you to all at Southcourt Property for the excellent and professional service we have received since purchasing our business package and website. As a practising paralegal I don't make key decisions lightly, and it was only after careful research that I chose Southcourt, as they clearly had more to offer both in terms of experience and customer satisfaction than similar products on the market. As my business develops it is reassuring to know that your support is just a phone call or email away should it be required.”

Christopher BlakeAT Property Lets

“Hi to everyone, A big thank you to Southcourt for all their help and support they have given us over the past 6 months. We regularly refer to the manual and keep in contact with Southcourt for their advice.We work from home and have no high street office which means keeping the overheads to a minimum.Our business is continuously building. Once again, Many Thanks.”

Mark Battochio and Phil

“Firstly let me congratulate you on a wonderful product, we have been going a few months now, and everyone has commented on the quality of the website, and the professionalism of our company, all due to your kind assistance in your package which we bought from you. Many thanks, ”

Jason Newton
Client review from Graham Scott, Managing Director, Letzmove Sales and Lettings

“Wonderful Business Package & wonderful support!! We thought long and hard about if it was the right option. We decided to purchase this package. It was the best thing we ever did. Although we have not used the support much due to the extensive detail in the manual it has been invaluable. We have grown significantly and have now opened our first High Street Branch and are qualified in Sales and Lettings. All this would not have be possible without the package and support from Southcourt. We would recommend this package to others thinking of starting as a Letting Agent.”

Graham ScottManaging Director, Letzmove Sales & Lettings
Southcourt Property Client Review from Sarah Bernhardt, Millstock Residential Lettings

“Thank you so much for enabling me to create such a great business. I now own a thriving lettings business which is growing all the time. Your support, help and experience have been invaluable and it is very reassuring to know that your office is only a phone call away and that you are happy for me to contact you and your staff with any queries etc! What a fantastic opportunity you offer – thank you again.”

S BernhardtMillstock Residential Lettings

“Just to let you know we are now up and running and live. And from following advice in the manual within 48 hours our first portfolio of 5 flats and 1 house from one landlord was secured! Many thanks.”

R Wesson

“As discussed yesterday we have found the help & assistance of Southcourt invaluable with developing and expanding our business. We have really appreciated your professional and also personal guidance. We cannot praise you highly enough and recommend you to anyone whom needs assistance in the lettings arena. Regards,”

Luke
Southcourt Property Review from Heart Property

“Dear Reader, I'll be completely honest here. I had years of property experience but lacked in areas. So after searching I came across southcourt lettings opportunity. I could not find anything like this out there. It seemed to good to be true, websites, manuals, templates, members areas, ongoing support… It's a deal to be had. I'm now off on a great start. Thank you Southcourt.”

Michael Pele HussainHeart Property

“I have found the Southcourt Business Package to be invaluable. Within weeks of starting the business I have let several properties, and taken on three Investment Landlords all owning a minimum of 9 properties each. Things have snowballed and I'm happy to say recommendations from existing landlord clients keep coming in. The Southcourt manual is my bible and keeps me on track at times when I'm feeling overwhelmed. And it is so reassuring to know that someone is at the end of the phone to ask the occasional piece of advice. I am so thankful that I didn't go down the Franchise route and handover £20,000 for something that wouldn't even be wholly mine. Thanks for making this all possible!”

A N Wilson
Southcourt Property Client Review from Ashcourt Lettings

“The stamp of a good business opportunity should always be measured not just by the initial enquiry, or by the value of the proposition (something I can certainly recommend) but by the after service. To this end I would just like to say a huge thank you to every one at Southcourt Property. You have been and continue to be absolutely first class, professional and speedy in answering all of my questions and queries. I would not hesitate to recommend your business opportunity, great value and great service. Kind regards,”

Terry BoothAshcourt Lettings

“Just wanted to thank you for the Southcourt training package. Has everything in it that you need, some great ideas for ways to attract new business and the telephone support is a real bonus. Thanks for all your help.”

Stephen MountfieldPattersons Estates

“I was pleased to find it easy to understand, and that everything I needed to know was covered. It is brilliant! After some initial marketing I had calls from 3 landlords, and have already let their properties. The fee income has more than covered my costs. Thank you again for a superb product.”

Mr C A Moreton

“You truly do supply all the knowledge and expertise necessary for this business - this must be worth thousands more.”

Mr Richard Arendt

“Thank you for supplying your Complete Business Package. May I commend you on its thoroughness and ease of use.”

Mark Hunter

“I am now managing over 50 properties, and am assisted by a secretary on 14 hours a week. Thoroughly enjoying it!”

Mr B Walton

“I would just like to thank you for the excellent business package and to provide a reference for your use as you wish as follows:' I would personally never recommend your product to anybody if they are local to me - I would be frightenened of the competition it would surely generate!'”

Mr John Murtagh

“May I take this opportunity to thank you for the business package. Having read the manual from cover to cover I can now say I have discovered a business opportunity where the cost is fully justified and the opportunity is genuine. Like many people I was sceptical when reading other peoples testimonials just like someone would be reading this one, but my trust was fully rewarded.”

Mr L Tremayne

“I would advise that we have now commenced trading and indeed have our first 4 properties. I will be in touch with the Web site guys today and therefore could you please let me have my user i.d. I am very impressed with your business package and consider it excellent value for money. Please feel free to use my name as a reference at any time. Thanks for all your help to date.”

Mr Nigel Elworthy

“On the first anniversary of my business venture, I am writing to than you not only for the excellent business package that I used to kick-start my new career, but also for your ongoing assistance and advice when I needed it. Prior to buying your package I had explored the possibility of buying into a franchise and had spoken to a number of companies about the quality of their manuals, ongoing support and costs. Sad to say none were particularly impressive.

In retrospect, I made the right decision in buying your business package. The information supplied is easy to digest and practical, and whilst some patience and a little hard work is required in the early stages, there is no reason why a person of average competence should not make a success of their business using your business package.”

Mr Gerry Castles

“Once again I would like to say how helpful it is to have a PRACTICAL manual when you are starting out in a new field. I wholeheartedly recommend that anyone who is thinking of taking steps to become a letting agent buys your product.”

Dale Collins

“Well, we seem to be up and running a little earlier than expected so now is the time to request a User ID for the above software. We have found the Southcourt Pack absolutely invaluable, a quality product at a very affordable price.”

Ms S Bailey

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for my business package and the assistance I have received since. I am extremely impressed with both.”

Mr David Tickner

“Thank you so much for your business package. I have now been up and running for 2 weeks and have 3 houses on my books and I have just accepted a holding deposit on 2 of them. You really know your stuff! My Agency name is         Lettings and my contact numbers are           . I have also had an enquiry this morning from a lady who is looking for 4 bed house around Newbury or Winchester for 6 months due to flood damage. Please can you pass my details on to any agency that you think would be suitable to this lady.”

Alex Murphy

“I just wanted to write to say how very impressed I was with the ease of the set up with my new website. It has been well designed and the level of service has been second to none. I would reccomend you to anyone and everyone, I can't imagine getting a better service anywhere and after an awful past experience with the last company, I am thrilled with how the site has turned out, more so by your level of knowledge and you're absolute patience with me as a bit of a technophobe, thankyou thankyou thankyou,”

Mr J Coleman(2nd testimonial)

“May I also say that myself and business partner are extremely SATISFIED AND IMPRESSED with the quality and professionalism that the lettings package included and would not hesitate in recommending your services to any other potential client. Kind regards,”

David AshcroftLancs

“We took on 11 properties last week and another 2 very large ones this week at around £2,500 pcm so absolutely thrilled so far and your support and bible are totally invaluable! Thanks again, Have a good day, B,”

Ms Belinda ScottWiltshire

“Can I just say you guys are excellent! I went through hundreds of franchises, before I chose you guys and every day that goes by convinces me more what an excellent service and package you have produced. Kind Regards,”

Sajid SiddiquiMiddlesex

“While I'm on, I'd like to commend your start-up pack. It was a great way to get going in the lettings business. I have been going for just four months and have 15 properties tenanted with another 10 advertised on my site. I did start with a very attractive offer for landlords, but I'd rather get things moving than risk sitting on my hands for months.”

Jack GallagherGlasgow

“Southcourt Property provided an extremely efficient, friendly and professional service. They worked closely with us on our start-up and helped provide us with assistance and information that was beneficial to our needs. We would recommend them strongly.”

ChrisWarwickshire

“Many thanks for your support in setting up my business which is going extremely well and is keeping me very busy. I started business on 1st August and to date have 20 properties on my books with 7 already let and 3 reserved. Long may this continue!!”

Gillian MoseleyPembrokeshire

“Many thanks for your help and assistance in setting up our Lettings Agency. Your manual and set-up for files, letters and forms was easily followed and has permitted us to soon be approaching 100 properties under management or lettings completed, after trading for just over two years. I have to say that your telephone assistance in the beginning was most helpful, and I was very impressed with the fact that although it was clear that your office was extremely busy, you nevertheless didn't mind talking us through our queries. As I say many thanks and all the best for the future.”

Ken WilsonKent

“As you know, we have now been running for 8 weeks and already have 8 managed properties on our books (bang on target!), as well as dealing with several others on a ‘let only’ basis. We're also selling a shop for a client who originally came to us to let his flat – one thing leads to another! We currently have leads which should double the number of…”

Mr and Mrs McLellan

“We are already generating an income, and we have barely scratched the surface. We found the procedures and methods very clear to follow, and were able to set up rapidly and with ease.”

Mr R Cork

“I received my business pack a couple of weeks ago and having reviewed it I can only say I would recommend it to anyone thinking of starting a letting agency, I really cant fault it I say this with some experience of the business having worked in a letting agency 15 years ago, I have also been a landlord for the past few years.

One thing I don't think I mentioned was a few years ago I purchased and operated a successful franchise in a service industry. I had no complaints regarding my franchisor and the franchise I bought, however because of this experience I know what fantastic value your pack represents. Regards,”<

Ian CowleyDorset

“… and had been contemplating setting up my own letting and management agency for some time. It didn't take long to discover that taking the franchise route would prove not only very costly, but also curtail some of the independence that one takes for granted when starting their own business. Your Business Package certainly takes care of these drawbacks. Not only have you provided a product which is absolute value for money, you have also given us new starters an edge in the industry – all for a fraction of the price one would have to pay for a franchise.”

Mr M Merchant

“We are now set up in the above premises, and I am finding the Southcourt Business Package a godsend. I recently attended a day course run by ARLA entitled 'A Practical Guide to Setting Up in Lettings'. It made me realise how much I had already learned from your business package, but more importantly it made me realise what excellent value the package is. To gain the same knowledge and get the same information would cost me thousands in courses, and even then I doubt it would be so comprehensive. It is my indispensible bible!”

Ms D Edgar

“We have an ever expanding portfolio of properties, it's like the magic cooking pot especially now we have moved. Our website has been severely neglected due to the speed we have been taking on and letting properties. The business is providing critical support to our Estate Agency at the moment allowing us to keep our staff. Without your business package and the ease we set up our lettings, our Estate Agency may well have closed as have several other local agents. We can't thank you enough for a quality product.”

Ms S BaileySomerset

“I would also like to say that it was the first time I called you yesterday and was very impressed with the service you provided me. It was better than I expected. Usually when companies know they have nothing further to gain from their customer than they would do everything they can to get you off the phone and keep the conversation short but this wasn't the case when I called you. You provided me with help I need and in great details and for that I thank you very much.”

Mr S Kassamali

“Thanks for your assistance this morning re landlord pulling out of the deal. After studying the business pack for several weeks I have started trading and have already let a few places. The manual is excellent and full informative.”

Ashley Wright

“I am most grateful for your help last week – it is reassuring to know that expert advice is available at the end of the telephone. I have been going now for just five months and am now managing a total of twenty properties, with another twenty-two on my books. Things are moving faster than I thought possible.”

Mr K Sivanathan

“Thank you for forwarding me the information concerning Section 8 of the Housing Act. Whilst writing I would like to mention that I have found your business package to be an indispensible tool in the development of my business, and I refer to the manual constantly. The telephone helpline has also proved to be invaluable.”

Mr P Walker

“I purchased you package 8 months ago and spent an entire month studying, researching and understanding how it all worked. I am still learning as I go along. I do not come from the property world, I was just a humble accountant who needed a change of scenery, and that is exactly what I got! To date I am on my 32nd letting, and my expenses have been minimal. Your marketing methods have paid off, and I have taken a lot of business from the larger high street operators. The smaller agent operating from home definitely has the edge over the bigger boys. I can recommend this business to anyone who wants to do something different and profitable. Get your action plan together and go for it. If I can do it anyone can.”

Mr J Dashwood

“Once again many thanks for your support at Southcourt. Our first year has gone very smoothly, in fact we have been surprised at how easy the business is to run. We knew things were going well, but were very surprised after working out our figures for the year to discover that our net profit is £65,000! We only have 25 on management, but have done a lot of lettings.”

Mr T Osgood

“Allow me to sincerely thank you for sending me the Business Package. What a wonderfully put together product! I consider myself most fortunate to have found it. The information and material is exceptionally concise and the software excellent. It would have taken me many months and a great deal of money to have sourced anything remotely similar.”

Mr G Chapman

“I feel compelled to write to you to express my gratitude for the service you have provided since purchasing your Business Package. It was only in August last year that I was about to hand over £10,000 to a franchise company to set up my own property management office. After seeing your advert and speaking to you I felt that I had nothing to lose in purchasing your product.

After only trading for 3 weeks I had already more than covered my cost, and was on my way not only to a new career, but owning my own business. The manual was clear and easily understood, and the fact that you provided documentation, software and a website made setting up a pleasure. Your advice on the free helpline has also been very helpful, and provides the added peace of mind that someone is always there if ever the need arises.

I have been trading for 6 months now, working form home, and am now managing twenty five properties, and have also found tenants for landlords who manage their own properties. A friend of mine has been so impressed that he has also purchased your Business Package and has now set up an office in Sutton Coldfield.

To sum up your product represents incredible value for money. I am only grateful that I spoke to Southcourt before venturing into a very costly franchise agreement. I would have no hesitation in recommending your product to anyone thinking of setting up his or her own letting business. I would be pleased for you to give my telephone number to anyone who would like to speak to me if they have any doubts.”

Mr Paul Talbot

“You have provided me with the detailed practical advice regarding the day to day operation of the business which I was requiring, and in addition, valuable guidance about marketing my services and giving the business a kick-start, which are already bearing fruit.”

Ms G Watt(BA Hons) (Solicitor)

“I am going ‘live’ on 14th April and would like a user ID for the software please. Thank you very much for the complete business package, it has been great in helping me to set up my own Residential Lettings & Property Management business. I have worked in the business for 3 years but would never had found it so easy to get up and running without it, the template forms and letters and the software package have proved invaluable. It is also great to know I have the support from yourselves if I need it. Worth every penny, (and probably more if I'm honest.) Thanks once again, Regards,”

Ms D Baldwin

“Just thought I would drop you a quick note to thank you for the business package. I have been trading now as Homes for just over a year and the business with your help is going from strength to strength. I already have a good reputation locally and am building a strong portfolio of properties, and more and more recommendations are coming in. The business with the help of your package is simple and anyone could make a success of it with a bit of hard work and commitment. Thank you again.”

Mr A Varney

“I have nothing but praise for the whole package, which seems to include everything. As I have several investment properties, it has two purposes for me; to save paying out 12% of the rental income, and to develop a business in its own right. Having already called the helpline for advice, I must say I found you both approachable and professional. It makes a pleasant change to deal with people who seems to care about their customers. Thank you again.”

Mr J Cuggy

“Just a short note to thank you and your staff for everything to date. It has now been a couple of years since I set up with the Southcourt Business Package, and although I was looking for a part time opportunity, it quickly snowballed into a full time one. As you know, I now have a very successful company, employ 6 staff and manage property well in excess of £35 million. Last month alone we let 23 properties. I would not have dreamt this possible a few years ago, and shall always be grateful to you for providing me with the opportunity to achieve this success, and for the valuable advice given on the phone by both you and your staff on the occasions that it has been required. Best regards,”

Terry Farthing

“After years in pub management I was looking for a more relaxing business, and I seem to have found it in Property Management. Your Business Package has enabled me to virtually walk straight into the business. I started trading after only 3 weeks, and as you know, today was the first time I have needed to use the helpline after going more than 3 months. That shows how thorough and clear your guidance is.”

Mr P Ierston

“My Agency is now up and running and it all looks pretty promising at the moment. Thanks for the business package, the manual has indeed become my bible with some well thumbed pages. The advice contained in it is invaluable in my opinion.”

Mr I Crosbie

“Whilst writing I must compliment you on the Business Package. The manual has become our ‘Bible’. Our business has developed rapidly over the last 12 months, and thanks to your methods the ‘competition’ has been no competition at all!”

Alex Chang

“I have been dreaming of this business for so long and wondered how I was ever going to get started. My business package arrived when you said and I am very impressed with the quality and content. It is very fortunate I found your website, you have saved me from the large costs of franchising and the tie-ins associated – I dont know if I will ever be able to thank you enough for this.”

Mr P Smith

“Thank you for all the help you and your staff have given me in setting up and launching my successful letting agency. The package alone was enough for me to confidently establish myself within the local marketplace. However I would like to thank you personally for the time you have taken to answer my questions and to provide me with guidance as and when I have needed it. You have certainly assisted me beyond my expectations. Your Business Package has more than lived up to all that your literature promised!”

Mrs T Burrows

“Your Package has been the foundation of our business, both in setting up and also for reference, and the helpline has proved to be a vital asset on the occasions that it was needed. I take this opportunity to thank you for your professional and helpful advice. We are delighted with our progress so far and are continuing to grow at a steady rate.”

Mr Eric Leyland

“Its just about a year since I made my first phone call to you to enquire about the Business package. I have only been trading since May. Please find time to look at the properties on my website to see why I am so happy with you at Southcourt. These does not include all the currently available properties nor does it include all that I have let recently!! Absolutely unbelievable stuff and you know what? I am still working part time, from home, at my own time and with no staff. I have just bought a BMW 3 Series to complement my new status! Why not ? Just thought I would let you know.”

Ms A Isibor

“Just a brief note to thank you for your time and help when I used the Telephone Support Line. I am much impressed by your patience and obvious expertise and as I am about to launch my website I may well be ringing again for advice. The more that I use and refer to the business package the happier I am with it.”

Mr B J Schofield

“Just thought that I would drop you a line to thank you for finally getting me into gear in the lettings business. Although I had been considering it for a while, it was our conversation together with your information pack that finally persuaded me. Anytime you require a testimonial please do not hesitate to contact me."

Mr Mark Shaw

“I have completed my study and preparation and must compliment you on the clear and concise way it is written. The letters and documents supplied have been so helpful and essential to creating the professional image I am trying to portray. I have already taken on five properties in the Docklands and SE areas and have also been receiving enquiries from tenants, using the marketing methods recommended. Thank you so much, I am so pleased with the business package.”

Mr D Mayne

“…ps: I am taking a residential and management course via Manchester university and the training and advice you are giving is par with the university training, which is proof to me that your business package has been worth every penny. many thanks.”

P Phillips

“I bought your package just over 2 years ago, did everything you said in the manual and it worked a treat. I built the business to 105 managed properties, and have just sold up for £45K. I now need another website as I am setting up again in Devon.”

T Ryan

“I have to say the website and the whole Southcourt package I purchased has been invaluable to me since losing my job three years ago and starting work for myself. I am immensely grateful to you for it! Thank you! I have recommended it to one other person, who I understand has now started her own Property Management business and will continue to recommend it to others as it is so good!”

S McQuillan

“With reference to our telephone conversation regarding VAT compliance etc., I would like to thank you for the invaluable help you have given over the last three years, I cannot thank you enough. You have set me up in business for life, and I have not once looked back.”

Mr P Kainth

“Thank you for all the support. I would be happy to recommend the service to anyone in the future, it has made the set up very simple indeed! Best regards,”

D Inman

“I recently signed up my first landlord today, which was an excellent experience. I went in a smart suit to show a professional image; however, the landlord mentioned that he had delt with other agencies in the past and they came in casual clothes, which made him feel a little more relaxed. Does this hold true for the majority of landlords, or should I continue to wear a smart suit for all my meetings with landlords? I guess the same question applies to tenants, too. In regards to the course, I am following it step-by-step and have found it a wonder. I have a meeting with another landlord on Sunday. Just to think, I only just started advertising on Thursday. Regards”

Mr J Simmons

“I received my business package yesterday. It is awesome!”

Ms Anthea Clarke

“I have already taken on 6 properties from one single landlord and this is not even being fully launched with the business!”

Mr N Akhtar

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