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Letting and Estate Agent Business Package

#1 The UK's Top Rated Letting and Estate Agent Business Start Up Package

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Last Updated: December 2021. Language: English.

Based on the detailed training and operating procedures of our own agency, along with hands-on experience of more than 3500 agents across the UK, the market-leading Southcourt Agency Business Package includes all the practical and legal know-how, step-by-step guidance, tools, trade contacts and support services you will need to set up and run your own successful Estate and/or Letting Agency.

Developed and supported by London-based property professionals with over 45 years continuous involvement in the property industry. 

Premium Estate & Letting Agent Training Courses

Step-by-Step Estate and Letting Agent Training & Operating Courses, choice of Digital or Paper formats, all Agency Forms and Documents, powerful marketing guidance, & much more...


Agent Support Centre

Telephone & Email Support, Updates, Trade News, Best Suppliers, Rent Guarantees, EPCs, Gas Certs, Advanced Referencing, Insurances, more... Although independent, you will not be alone!


Templates & Documents

Ready to personalise & use. We include all the documentation in electronic formats (Microsoft Word, Google Docs and Apple Pages) that you will need to use on a day to day basis, to run your letting or estate agency in a professional and efficient manner.

Package Contents

TWO Premium Training Courses, Estate Agency & Letting Agency

These premium training courses provide the practical, legal and back-office know-how and guidance necessary to quickly build your own agency from scratch. We explain in detail the complete Letting Agency (rentals) procedures, from when the telephone first rings to when a tenancy ends. We show you our tried and tested systems, and describe the most effective and successful practices and techniques in use in the business today.

Within our Estate Agency (sales) training course, we explain the full sales lifecycle, processes and systems from initial marketing to completion of the sale, in an easy to follow step by step format. This includes detailed legal and operational guidance, along with a multitude of powerful marketing methods, tips and techniques to grow your agency, all of which have been used and proven by some of the most successful independent agents in the UK.

Available in both printed and digital online formats, (1) Digital Training System with immediate access on any device (laptop, mobile, tablet) or (2) Hard printed copy, 470 pages delivered by courier for next working day delivery.

Complete Document Set, Agreements, Contracts, Admin Forms & Standard Letters, Business Plans - both Sales and Lettings

A complete set of hundreds of legal documents, contracts, terms of business, agency agreements, admin forms, standard letters, research sheets.

Designed for use by letting agents, estate agents, landlords, sales agents, property sourcers and finders, real estate agents, realtors, property Investors and property professionals. This document set can be purchased for immediate download. The documents are open and fully editable, and can be used as printed material, and converted to PDF, sent via email or used within online signing services such as Signable, Docusign, E-sign, etc.

Professional Trade and Support Contacts and Associations

As part of our Business Package, you can ensure you are in contact with the right people to provide important ancillary services such as EPCs, tenant referencing, specialised insurances, gas safety inspections, etc., thus enabling a smooth and seamless start to your new business.

Based in London - the heart of the UK property industry - we have by far the best contacts, and are able to arrange services for new agents on a national basis.

Boost Start Marketing Plan

Developed within our own agency and in combination with hundreds of partner clients, a combination of several powerful and highly effective methods of locating and signing local clients without spending a penny on advertising. Get things off to a flying start!

Some of the most effective methods of locating, contacting and signing up clients do not involve advertising at all, and are more or less cost-free!
Provided you do as we recommend these methods should work wherever you are located.

PLUS All Business Package Customers are entitled to

Free Telephone and Email support
You are welcome to contact us during office hours on any issue or query arising from your learning and studying from our manual, and during the setting up and subsequent running of your letting agency business. (Part of our Agent Support Centre)

£100 worth of supplier CREDITS
With all new Business Package orders received: - redeemable as you carry out Tenant Referencing, Credit Checking, Rent Guarantees or Deposit Replacement Warranty with our approved online provider - whose rates are already specially discounted exclusively for Southcourt agents! See below.

Dedicated Agent Support Centre (below)
Designed to assist in the efficient and smooth running of your agency business, we have developed a dedicated Support Centre, accessible 24/7, where you will find everything you are likely to need all in one place:

Southcourt Agent Support Centre

Telephone and Email Support

You are welcome to contact us during office hours on any issue or query arising from your learning and studying from our manual, and during the setting up and subsequent running of your agency business.


Document & Legal Updates & Trade News Sources
To keep you up to date once you have your Business Package: downloadable document updates, important letting industry news, trade & legal news sources etc.

Agent Knowledgebase

Essential procedural, legal and other information at your fingertips when you need it.


Benefit from the economy of numbers

With us you can benefit from the economy of numbers. As the UK No.1 Agency Start-Up Package Provider, we have been successful in negotiating excellent discounts for our letting agent customers for ancillary services such as tenant referencing, rent guarantees, inventories, EPCs etc. As a result there is plenty of room for you to add your own healthy mark-up to increase income for your business on a daily basis.

Tenant Referencing

As a letting agent there are a various ways to reference tenant applicants and we explain some FREE procedures in our training and include template reference request letters in our business package. We also show you how to obtain credit reports on applicants for free. Professional referencing is also covered: Use our preferred referencing company to handle the job for you, complete with an assessment score.
NOTE: The agent does not in reality pay the referencing fee, the landlord usually does within your fees to him/her, upon taking on the property.

Deposit Replacement Warranty

We can provide a Deposit Replacement Warranty, which removes the need for a tenant to pay a deposit, whilst still protecting the landlord up to the value of 12 weeks rent. This enables the property to be let more quickly, and gives you a competitive edge over other local agents. There is no cost to the agent or the landlord in taking advantage of this scheme. More about the Deposit Replacement Warranty...

Rent Guarantee Scheme

Stand out from other agents in your locality by offering landlords a Rent Guarantee whereby the landlord receives the rent whether the tenant pays or not! This product is also available for DSS (housing benefit) tenants without the need for a guarantor, tenants with CCJs, IVAs and also Bankrupts. As you can imagine this could provide a massive boost to your business, especially if you were perhaps the only agent in town able to offer such a scheme.


Through our Agent Support Centre you can arrange the following on a national basis at preferential rates: Gas Safety Certificates Electrical Safety Certificates Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing Inventories Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) Fire Risk Assessments Landlords Furniture Packs All of the above are available at prices that allow ample room for agents to add their own healthy mark-up.

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