Landlord FAQs

Landlord Frequently Asked Questions

In the UK, letting is a very popular of monetising your property. Whether you are a first-time landlord with a single property, or a seasoned professional with a large portfolio, Southerly Homes unparalleled experience means your property is in very safe hands.

Why Southerly Homes?

  • Our landlords are members of various associations within the industry. Most prominently, the Southern Landlords Association. We comply with all terms written in their code of conduct to ensure we meet the highest standards of quality and compliance with industry standards.

  • We are market leaders in Southampton with over 35 years of experience in letting properties in and around the city.

  • Our impeccable reputation generates excellent word of mouth within the community and allows us to attract many tenants on a regular basis

  • We strive to go above and beyond

What services are included in the fully managed package?

  • A tenant find service

  • Marketing your property portfolio

  • Constructing an agreement acceptable by both yourself the landlord and your tenants

  • Collecting tenancy deposits and securing this through MyDeposits

  • Property inventory when tenants move in and out

  • Rent collection

  • Regular reports

  • Property maintenance


We carry out maintenance for our own properties and managed properties alike, to the same level of excellence. All routine maintenance and emergencies are carried out by our own team with the same level of priority to guarantee your tenants safety and satisfaction.


All tenancy deposits are held in accordance with the government approved regulations of MyDeposits. This is to guarantee that your tenants receive their deposit back once the tenancy is terminated. In the instance where a dispute arises regarding the deposit and the condition of your property, MyDeposits will provide a free and impartial dispute resolution service.


Southerly homes will collect monthly rental payments from your tenants. Should a tenant miss any rental payments we will notify you immediately and take the necessary action, upon your authorisation.


You will be responsible for insurance of your property’s building. Your tenants will be responsible for their own contents insurance. 


Southerly Homes will perform inventories and inspections on your behalf, we will also provide you with up to date reports regarding your portfolio on a regular basis. 


Southerly Homes offers competitive fees, these will be subjective and are dependent on the quantity of properties managed and the services required. We work with landlords whose portfolios vary in size and will also manage single properties.

If there is something we’ve missed please get in touch with any other questions you may have. 

If you have any more questions regarding our landlord services please get in touch with the office. Our team will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have.