Southcourt Property Services Ltd provides a range of property related services on behalf of entrepreneurs, local authorities, private landlords, solicitors, investor, corporates and UK Housing Associations. Our services include estate and letting agent training, estate agent websites, property software and property portal feeds. We also provide premium web hosting and business-class email services, syndicated advertising and relocation services, along with social media management and a property investment consultancy service to high-net-worth bodies.
First set up as letting agents in London in 1989. We acquired hands-on experience in establishing & growing a new lettings business.
In 1997 we developed our totally unique Business Start Up Package which quickly became a nationwide success.
By 2012 we were providing a diverse range of services across the property industry. At this time and on financial advice we incorporated.
Southcourt wasn't built in a day
Explore our journey through time
We first set up as property management agents in South London known as ‘South-Lets’. The owner was already experienced in managing multiple investment properties. Following the creation of the ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ by The Housing Act 1988 the previous year, we considered the buy-to-let market (as it was then called) was on the brink of massive growth. Subsequent events proved this decision to be spot-on.
Changed our name to ‘Southcourt Property Management’, experience having shown the ongoing property management side of the business to be the most lucrative. We developed, refined and innovated in growing our business to a significant level in the space of just three years.
Perceiving a growing demand for letting agents nationwide, we took the decision to create a franchise operation alongside our own agency business. However we found ourselves far too busy to develop and run this and subsequently abandoned the idea. Instead, following frequent requests from individuals on ‘how to train as a letting agent’, we embarked on a more informal, 1-2-1 training programme in our offices and alongside our day-to-day business activities. This proved to be very popular, and our reputation grew steadily.
By this time we had considerable training experience under our belt as well as experience in running our own letting and estate agency, and we identified an opportunity to offer our combined experience on a wider level, and at the same time fill a gap in the market for low cost letting agent training. For this purpose we developed a totally unique ‘Letting Agency Complete Business Package’, which we advertised UK-wide in the national press (the internet was still in its infancy at that time).
We joined the growing trend for letting and estate agents to take advantage of the internet, and launched our first letting agency website. Fairly basic by today’s standards, but it did a great job at the time!
This was the next significant milestone in our history. We fully entered the digital world and developed a separate website for our massively successful Letting Agency Complete Business Package (www.lettings-opportunity.co.uk). This domain serves to provide permanent testament to our history, along with the original business domain www.southcourt.co.uk.
By now our business interests had become quite diverse, and we found ourselves involved with several offspins such as inventory services and short-term accommodation. These were related to our property management services as well as letting agent and estate agent training. For this reason, and on our accountant’s advice, we made the long overdue decision to reorganise and amalgamate our activities under a single banner, incorporating as a single business, Southcourt Property Services Ltd. Shortly afterwards we developed our unique Estate Agents Business Package, which is now included within our Lettings and Estate Agents Business Package.
We’ve created and continue to support more than 1000 agencies now. Some of these businesses have grown to multi-million £ turnovers, while others deliberately remain at an appropriate size for the business owners. Consequently we feel that we’ve made a significant and valuable contribution to the UK property industry. Many of our agency clients have taken advantage of the growing use of search engine optimisation and social media that we include in our packages, as free and highly effective tools to market their services. It was at this time that we created a start-up package containing dedicated SEO and digital marketing components for letting and estate agents, the Southcourt Platinum Package.
With a wealth of experience behind us and the property market on course for steady growth, we have several ambitious and innovative plans for the near future. Very special discounts on new products are always available to existing clients so if you ORDER NOW, you’ll be able to take advantage of generous “existing client” discounts when we launch.
We look forward to welcoming you on board.