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Lettings Direct – Letting Agents, Property Management Specialists and Buy to Let Experts.

  • Tenants FAQ's

    Tenants FAQ's

    All your questions on renting a property with Lettings Direct, no matter what the question it will be answered in our Help Section, click here for more information.

  • Moving House

    Moving House

    Moving house with Lettings Direct - Read our top tips for tenants on moving house and how to avoid most of the headaches with moving house

  • The Cost of Moving

    The Cost of Moving

    Click here to find out all the costs involved in moving house, including admin fee's, Security Deposits, TV License's and Content Insurance.

  • Tenants Insurance

    Tenants Insurance

    Tenant's are responsible for insuring possessions, but did you know that you are also liable for any damage you cause to your landlord's buildings and contents?

  • Application Forms

    Application Forms

    As part of the application process, we do need to check references - new Applicants can download the applicant forms online quickly and efficiently

  • Lettings Compliance

    Lettings Compliance

    Lettings Direct are members of ARLA and The Property Ombudsman and follow the rigid code of conduct set by both organisations.

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Landlords - Looking to Let?

With a wide range of letting solutions and a highly experience team of property professionals, we are the No. 1 choice for Property Management & Letting's. Our service includes:

  • Guaranteed Rental Scheme
  • 365 days per year
  • High Profile Internet Marketing
  • Retained Corporate Clients
  • Full Management" or "Tenant Find" Services
  • Highly Experienced Team
  • Free Valuation
  • No Let - No Fee


Tenants - Looking to Rent?

We are an established Letting's Agency with over 20 years property experience and a wide spectrum of properties to rent for professional & academic tenants.

Looking to Buy?

Sales | Direct - the residential and investment property sales division of Lettings Direct has a wide spectrum of properties for sale. Whether your looking for your next home or an investment property, we can help you.

View properties for sale...

Looking to Sell?

Our unique fixed price commission deal is one of the most competitive rates in the market for sellers.

We can offer property sellers the following:

Download Forms

Tenancy and Guarantor application forms can now be downloaded online:

Tenant Application Form

Guarantor Form

Tenant Insurance

Tenant Insurance

Read about Tenant Insurance Policies and check if your covered

Tenants Renting with Lettings | Direct...

Mortgages and Finance - mortgage advisors Why Choose Letting's Direct? - With offices covering the Southampton, Bournemouth & Portsmouth area's, Lettings Direct has successfully established itself and grown in a highly competitive market by offer an excellent service to Tenants and a wide spectrum of selected properties from reputable Landlords in the area. We aim to be very proactive in helping you to find you're new home to rent and will always try to find the property that you want rather than arranging countless viewing's are unsuitable properties.

Another very important part of our service is to ensure that the properties we offer are properly maintained and that the retrospective Landlords are compliant with the current legislation's. Another key fact, often over looked by prospective tenants is the security of your deposit.

We ensure that all deposits are protected in an approved government scheme. All deposits which are taken, are always held in a government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme. We also ensure all of our properties are fully compliant with all safety requirements and have up to date Landlords Gas Safety Certificate where appropriate.

As well as ensuring all properties are fully compliant with current legislation, we also offer plenty of online help and advise to potential tenants who maybe new to renting - making us one of the most popular Letting Agents in the Southampton, Bournemouth & Portsmouth area's.

If your looking for your next home, then find Property to Rent in Southampton with Lettings Direct. Potential tenants can also now register online with Lettings Direct to receive details of all new properties to rent in the Southampton, Bournemouth & Portsmouth area's as soon as we are instructed by the Landlords.

The Rental Process...

We aim to keep the whole letting's process as simple as possible and to help potential tenants understand what happens once they have found their new home, we have detailed below, the usual process of events:

  • 1

    Holding Deposit...

    The holding fee is paid together with the administration fees and reserves the property in your name until the application has been processed and you are ready to move in. The Holding Deposit is deducted from the total cost when you move into the property.
    To learn more about Holding Deposits, please click here

  • 2

    Application Form...

    Once the property has been reserved, we will need you to complete an Application Form and will require 2 proofs of ID,

    Together with a recent bank statement and payslip. This will give us all the information we need to reference the applicant. Application forms can be downloaded from the link above.

  • 3


    Where applicants are either under 25 or not in full-time or permanent employment, we would require a Guarantor.

    The Guarantor would need to complete a Guarantor form and be credit referenced in the same way as the applicant, as the Guarantor is undertaking to pay the rent should the tenant default.

  • 4


    As you can probably appreciate, as part of the letting process, we do have to fully reference all Applicants and Guarantors to ensure employment status, affordability, creditworthiness and of course comments from previous Landlords. For more information about our credit referencing, please click here.

  • 5

    Tenancy Agreement...

    Once all of the referencing has been completed we will then draw up an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement between the Tenant and Landlord. This is a legal agreement to rent the property for a fixed term - usually 6 months. After the fixed period, the tenancy maybe renewed. For more information please click here.

  • 6

    Move In...

    On the day of move in, we would normally meet you in our office. The balance of the rent and deposit would be paid (BACS or cheque payments would need to be cleared prior to move-in) and the tenancy agreement signed. The keys are then yours for you to move in to your new home...

Other Considerations...

Most Landlords would also insist on a Inventory Report - which is a detailed report with photographs of the condition and contents of the property and this acts as a safe guard for both parties to ensure the property is left in the same condition by the tenants when the tenancy terminates - equally, it protects the tenants from being blamed for damage which occurred prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

Although not statutory, we would also recommend that Tenants have adequate home contents insurance to give peace of mind and cover any accidental damage that may occur during the term of the tenancy. We are able to offer preferential rates on specialist Tenants Contents Insurance Policies.