Established 1989, Providing Start Up Training Since 1997

The Cost Effective Alternative to an Estate Agent or Letting Agent Franchise

Enjoy the benefits of a property franchise at a fraction of the cost

Join hundreds of profitable, independent agents

Earn £100K+ income being your own boss

Work full or part-time from home or office

Enjoy the support of our experienced team

Save £ thousands by opting for a proven, low cost solution

Franchise Alternative

If you’re looking for a low cost franchise, we offer the UK’s leading alternative to an estate agent franchise.  To start a letting agency or estate agency, we provide training, documents, software, website, email and support for a fraction of the cost of a cheap or low cost estate agent franchise.

No1 UK Provider

We are the UK’s No1 Letting and Estate Agency Business Start Up Provider.  We operate a UK network of hundreds of independent agents, many of whom decided against an expensive property franchise, in favour of our cost-effective letting agency and estate agency start up solutions. 

Highly Profitable

Southcourt Property provides all you need to become an estate agent or a letting agent – from your website to your training material and documents.  As the best alternative to an estate agent franchise, your costs are kept very low, resulting in an outstanding return on the very minimal investment with us.

The UK's Best Alternative to an Estate Agency Franchise

Earn more than £100k per year in a growing market
Massive industry, with consistent growth year on year
No degrees, diplomas or qualifications are needed
You can run the business full or part time to suit your lifestyle
Operate from home or from an office or another business
We provide full support from experienced agents
Gain cashflow soon after starting with our Boost Start marketing
Gain your fees from rental or sales income
Retain 100% of your profits, and keep costs low
Run your business as a one person operation or with assistance
A great and enjoyable industry to work in
Build a valuable asset to sell in future if desired

Customer Success

All our testimonials and reviews are “Genuine and Verified” – this means that we have employed a 3rd party company ( to collect reviews on our behalf.

When deciding which route to take to the lettings and estate agency business, it’s essential that you make the right choice.  At Southcourt Property not only do we possess considerable hands-on experience in the property industry, we also have an unbeatable track record in providing powerful and effective training and start-up packages for new agents.  The results speak for themselves – see the awards 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
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 Paul

Managing Director, The Castledene Group

Just wanted to say thank you 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… Jay Coleman

Director, Angelwoods Residential Lettings

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 Alfonja

Managing Director, VA Property Consultants

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. Chris Blake

Owner, AT Property Lets

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.  We have not used the support much due to the 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 an agent. Graham Scott

Managing Director, Letzmove Sales & Lettings

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 to a great start.

Thank you Southcourt.”

Michael Hussein

Owner, Heart Property

Comparison between a Letting Agency Franchise and The Southcourt Letting Agency Business Package


Estate or Lettings Agency Franchise


In the UK a lettings and/or estate agency franchise will cost you several thousand pounds simply as an entry cost. We consider this to be exorbitant and totally unrelated to the perceived benefits offered. It also excludes those wishing to set up a letting agency on a part-time basis, or as an add-on to an existing business.


You will have none with a franchise. You will feel more like a manager than an owner. You will be restricted by set rules, with little chance to vary or develop your business.

Ongoing payments

With a franchise you will be obliged to pay a monthly commission on your turnover of around 10 to 12%, this figure increasing as your business grows.

The Southcourt Letting Agency Business Package


Our Letting Agency Business Package is a fraction of the cost of a lettings franchise. You should recoup your outlay with your first two customers. You can operate part-time or full-time depending on your circumstances and requirements.


Unlike a lettings franchise or a property management franchise, it’s entirely up to you to decide how much time you wish to devote to the business, and how you wish to run it – you’re in complete control. No-one is breathing down your neck.

Ongoing payments

Unlike a letting agency franchise or a property management franchise, you keep all your earnings, and pay us NO COMMISSION CHARGES WHATSOEVER – you keep 100% of your profits.

Whether you are seeking a new full time career opening to provide a skill for life and financial independence for yourself and your family, or simply wish to supplement your present income, this business has been proven to produce the results you seek.

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