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    At Southern & West we have over 20 years of experience in Managing, Maintaining, Selling and Letting Property in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. We have numerous resources to call upon and a vast amount of contacts within all sectors of the Property Industry. If you have a requirement or problem that is property related, then we will almost certainly have the solution.
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    Branch Opening Hours

    Monday 9.00 - 18.00

    Tuesday 9.00 - 18.00

    Wednesday 9.00 - 18.00

    Thursday 9.00 - 18.00

    Friday 9.00 - 18.00

    Saturday 9.00 - 12.00

    Sunday Closed

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    Southern & West in Bournemouth provide a highly professional and personal service to find you the property that best suits your needs. Picking the right Estate and Lettings Agents is nearly as important as picking the actual property itself. At Southern & West, our highly qualified and experienced team are here to guide you through every step of the property selection process.From deciding on your ideal property to moving in, we have it covered. Our growing property portfolio includes everything from studio apartments in Bournemouth town centre to cosy family houses in some of the most adoring locations in Dorset. Once you have found your perfect property and want to make it your home, Southern & West will do everything we can to make the transition as quick and smooth as possible.
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    One of our goals at Southern and West, is to be the best property sales and lettings agents in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset area.

    We acknowledge that to achieve this we must provide landlords with a first-class, cost-effective service and manage each property as if it is our own. Our services are tailored to fit the individual needs of our landlords to ensure they get the best price in the quickest time possible. Our experienced team will work tirelessly to ensure:

    • Your property achieves maximum exposure across the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset areas. We work in tandem with online platforms such as Zoopla, Right Move, Property Finder, Prime Location and Gumtree to put your property in front of potential tenants, and promote your property via our Facebook page.
    • We achieve the best price for your property by continually researching market and making you aware of any upcoming trends.
    • We let your property to the best suited tenants to ensure it is in safe hands. Each potential tenant is assessed for suitability, with the landlords' interests at heart. All tenants are fully referenced before any confirmation paperwork is sent out.
    • Your property is managed by an experienced team that you can trust. We aim to provide a hassle-free service as part of our full management scheme.
    • You receive your rent on time and in full. Ask about our rent guarantee options.
    • We get all this done in the shortest time possible.
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    Being a landlord doesn't have to be time-consuming.

    At Southern and West, we work hard to manage your property so you don't have to. Below are some basic responsibilities you may have as a landlord.These can change depending on your property circumstances, so please ask a member of our team for further clarification. Get in touch with us today on 01202 232323.

    • Arrange and schedule any repairs to the property
    • Arrange and schedule any maintenance to the property
    • Ensure any furniture and equipment supplied as part of the tenancy agreement complies with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 as amended in 1993
    • Ensure an annual Gas Safety Check is completed
    • Ensure all electrical appliances supplied as part of the tenancy agreement comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
    • Transfer the management of all utility bills to the tenant (Southern and West will inform the utility providers of the changes, but we do not take responsibility for any errors caused)
    • Keep up-to-date with payment of buildings insurance
    • Keep up-to-date with payment of any mortgages on the property
    • Keep up-to-date with payment of any management fees (if a block of flats)
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    Becoming a tenant with Southern and West couldn't be easier.

    Our team will help you to find the right rental property in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset area to fit your requirements - no more looking at properties that don't tick the right boxes. There are 4 simple steps to becoming a Southern and West tenant:


    Step 1 - Register your interest

    We'll ask a few questions to ensure we know exactly what you are looking for, and will scour our portfolio of local properties to see what fits within your requirements. We'll talk you through the properties features and arrange for a viewing. We are regularly taking on new properties to let, so even if we don't currently have anything suitable make sure you register your details with our team so as not to miss out.

    Step 2 - Getting on board

    You will be required to fill out our application form and provide photo ID (driving license or passport), current employment details, current landlord details and guarantor details (if required).

    Step 3 - Arranging a date

    Once your application has been processed and approved, we will be able to arrange a moving in date. We will advise you of the deposit required to complete the process.

    Step 4 - Sign and move

    All you need to do is sign the agreements and the keys will be handed over ready for you to move in. We'll contact the utility companies for you and help setup the standing order for your monthly rent too, leaving you free to settle in your new home.

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    We like to keep the process of letting a property simple, which helps ensure your tenancy is straightforward and hassle-free. Below we have outlined some responsibilities you may have as a tenant:
    • Ensure rent is paid on time to Southern and West or your landlord.
    • Paying for utility bills, including water & sewerage
    • Covering the cost of a TV Licence and other paid TV services
    • Council Tax bills
    • Obtain contents insurance and keep up with payments
    • Ensuring the bins are regularly put out for collection
    • Ensuring the windows are kept clean (unless maintained as a block of flats)
    • Report any maintenance issues quickly
    • Keep the property, including any fixtures and fittings, in a good state of repair. This includes ensuring that the garden is maintained at all times.
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  • Introduction

    Tony Tilley - Accounts Manager
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    Tony has been involved within the property industry for most of his life, as his family have a large portfolio of rental properties. Tony runs the back office specialising in accounts and forging good relationships with both tenants and landlords. Tony has a strong business background which enables him to empathise with the needs and worries of landlords.
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    Steff Mc Ginn - Lettings Manager
    Steff began her career as a Branch Administrator and quickly moved up to Sales Manager and was then offered the position of Regional Manager for the Southbourne, Boscombe and Bournemouth Town Centre Branches. Steff's experience combined with her attention to detail will offer buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords an unrivalled level of service.
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    Pam Hart - Contract Manager
    Pam is an experienced member of the team having worked in lettings for several years she runs the contracts and inspections department ensuring an essential link between the landlord and tenants. Pam has a very diplomatic manner and handles difficult situations with care and tact.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mr S Goodwin
      We have used Southern & West for many years to find tenants and manage numerous properties in Bournemouth and Poole and have always found them to be very efficient, well organised and highly effective letting agents.
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      Miss H Miller
      Southern and west have been an extremely efficient, professional and friendly team who have gone out of their way to assist in any way they can - I am most impressed.
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      Managing Director of Marmaston Investments Ltd
      As well as property development, the company has a large portfolio of rental properties which we are happy to entrust to Southern and West Lettings. They consistently achieve excellent rental value with properties being let and re-let quickly to good quality tenants
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      Mr W Kellow
      I have had the pleasure of using Southern and West over the past couple of years. I have always found the staff more than efficient and helpful either via telephone or in person at the office. Steff is very proactive in both her dealings with myself and arranging tenants. There always seems to be a line of potential tenants if you suddenly find a property vacant. Highly recommend Southern and West to anyone in the property market.
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      N Crump
      really happy, could even say excellent. Will recommend you and always use you to let my properties again'
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      Mrs A Page
      very happy with your services, have had some blips with the tenants but you have sorted it quickly'
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      Mrs S Larcombe
      We have been so impressed by Southern and West. Any problems we have had have been dealt with quickly and very professionally. All staff are very friendly and genuinely interested in helping you.
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      Miss J Curnow
      Thanks to all of you at southern & west. I couldn`t ask for better management.
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      Mr R Allen
      I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and your staff for the excellent service that has been rendered to my wife and I. Professional, efficient and delivered with good humour. Thank you all very much.
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