Landlord Services

Secure Key holder

set of keys

For a monthly fee we can hold a complete set of keys for your property or portfolio. This service is ideal if you require contractors, relatives or friends gain access to your property. We can arrange to sign out the keys to them for a set period. This may be helpful if you aren’t local or are too busy to meet contractors to allow them access. Keys would only be released once we have received written confirmation from you, our client. All our keys are held in a secure key-safe facility.

Vacant Property Inspections

Are you planning to leave your property empty for a long period of time? This could be if you use it as an additional residence/holiday home, selling or renting the property or are waiting for a legal process to complete (i.e. probate or divorce). Does your home/building insurance allow for vacant periods? If your time away from the property is for longer than their permitted term then they may ask for the property to be regularly inspected. Alternatively you may wish to have regular inspections for your own peace of mind; to know that the property is secure and that there aren’t any visible issues. We can also collect and send on any mail if desired (this may attract additional charges).

Tenanted Property Inspections

Would you like your tenanted property regularly inspected by a property professional? For a set fee Southdown can inspect your property or portfolio and report back to with any findings or recommendations. After each inspection you will receive a detailed report, with photographs if appropriate, explaining what we have found and any recommendations we feel you should be considering remedying. We can then of course help organise and co-ordinate any necessary works if you wish us to.

Arrangement of Landlord Gas Safety Inspection or PAT Testing

We are able to organise and administer these or other regulatory services required for tenanted properties. We will work with local approved and qualified contractors to carry out these regular necessary checks. If you have preferred contractor that meets our requirements we would be happy to work with them. If required we can then manage any works recommended by the contractor, making it easier and less stressful for you, our client.

If you have any other property related areas where you need assistance please let us know and we would be happy to see if we can provide that service.

Please contact us to obtain a bespoke quote for any of the above services  – or 01323 739183.

Kind Words...

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The building survey report I received from Southdown for my proposed house purchase was extremely comprehensive and helpful. I had partly expected pages of general comments and padding. However it was very specific to the property and very detailed and it was clear that considerable amount of time and effort went into the survey itself and the report. It made very clear the remedial work and action points that are required and it will be very crucial in renegotiating the purchase price. Matthew Symonds who undertook the survey was genuinely interested and helpful in answering the various queries I had and gave me all the time I needed. He clearly understands customer service! The report was worth every penny and I have no hesitation in recommending Southdown Surveyors or using them in future.

Mr M. Grant