About Southcourt Property
1990 - 2020
We Create Unique & Independent Property Businesses
We are the UK’s leading independent property services provider. Providing effective and actionable start up training courses, modern digital services and the widest UK network of clients.
Southcourt Property Services Ltd provides a range of property related services for the property sector. Our clients include entrepreneurs, solicitors, private landlords, investors, corporates and local authorities.
Our services include property training products, residential long term and short term lets, property management, estate agent websites, property portal feeds, estate agent software, secure business-class hosting and email, syndicated advertising, and relocation services, as well as a property investment consultancy service.
Our team is made up of experts in didactics, trained negotiators, ex estate and letting agents, property investment specialists and experienced and highly qualified digital engineers.
In addition to our core activities, we are the market leading and most experienced provider of letting and estate agency start up packages in the UK, and have helped numerous individuals and companies to set up and establish successful new agency businesses.
As proof of the quality of our training packages, many of our letting and estate agent clients have gone on to win prestigious industry awards as their businesses have developed. Please see our reviews and testimonials page for more info.
Established and first set up as property management agents in South London known as ‘South-Lets’. We were 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 UK buy-to-let market was on the brink of massive growth. Subsequent events proved this decision to be spot-on.
Growth and Innovation
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.
1-2-1 Training Programme
Perceiving a growing demand for letting agents nationwide, we took the decision to create an estate agent franchise operation alongside our own agency business. However instead of growing this, and following frequent requests from individuals on new letting & estate agent training courses, we embarked on a more informal, 1-2-1 training programme in our offices and alongside our day-to-day business activities. This became highly regarded, and grew rapidly.
Business Training Package
By this time we had considerable experience under our belt in helping hundreds of clients become a letting agent, or to become an estate agent as well as experience in running our own letting and estate agency. We had already identified an opportunity to offer our combined experience on a wider level, and at the same time fill a gap in the market for highly effective agency training. For this purpose we developed a totally unique “Business Package”.
We joined the growing trend for letting and estate agents to take advantage of the internet, and launched our first agency website. It was fairly basic by today’s standards, but it did a great job at the time! It also provided a great foundation for much of today’s modern client acquisition techniques.
This was a significant milestone in our history as we were one of the first agencies to fully enter the estate agent digital marketing world and we developed a separate website for our massively successful Business Package under a separate domain. This serves to provide permanent testament to our history, along with the original business domain southcourt.co.uk, which is currently reserved for future use.
By now our business interests had become quite diverse, and we found ourselves involved with several offspins such as inventory services and short-term rentals. These were related to our property management services as well as letting agent training and estate agent training. For this reason, and on our business 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.
We’ve created and continue to support more than 3500 agencies, with some of these businesses growing to £ multi-million turnovers, while others deliberately remain at an appropriate size for the business owners’ aspirations. 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 training.
Virtual Learning Centre
As part of our continuous development of our premium training and start up solutions, we invested heavily in the state-of-the-art virtual learning centre. This provides a rich multi-media video, audio and learning experience on any device in any setting, and concretes Southcourt’s reputation for unrivalled quality and effectiveness in our training provision.
As the UK leader in estate agent training and start ups, and with a wealth of experience behind us and the property market on course for steady growth, we have several ambitious and innovative plans for 2021. If you want to be at the forefront of the explosion of the new proptech era during 2021, you’re in the right place. We look forward to welcoming you on board.