About Us


Founded in 1981 by Peter Harrison, Harcourts is now the oldest Independent Letting Agent in Southampton. With humble beginnings in a basement flat located in Bedford Place, Southampton, Harcourts quickly grew and the ethos to provide a fair and personal service to both our landlords and tenants has continued.

Sadly, Peter passed away in 2009 but his good work is continued by Linda Long who joined Harcourts in 1984, followed by Janice Ball who joined in 1996 and more recently Lisa Headington who joined in 2007. The three partners, supported by their team of friendly, dedicated staff ensure Harcourts maintains its reputation as a trustworthy and traditional property agent.

For over thirty-five years we have been able to provide the necessary support and advice to our landlords as the property market evolved and new regulations were brought in. We are proud of our record to date and the fact that we have retained many of our original clients who joined us in the beginning and who continue to appoint us as their letting agent to look after properties in and around Southampton.

We have always put great importance on staff training and ensuring we are up to date with all new legislation which enables us to prepare accordingly for any major changes that are introduced to the lettings industry.

We firmly believe all agents should be regulated and therefore we are members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Guild of Lettings and Management. Both of these governing bodies ensure we follow a strict code of Practice and Rules of Conduct. Additionally, this also means we are members of a Client Money Protection Scheme and The Property Ombudsman which give assurance and peace of mind to our landlords and tenants alike.