Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Southampton


Estate agents Southampton

Buy, sell or let your property with Hunters

We help landlords and sellers in Southampton find their perfect tenants and buyers.

Whether you have a city centre flat you want to let, are looking for a new family home, or want to sell and downsize, we can help.

We have the experience and service of a nationwide estate agent, with the knowledge of a local branch.

This means you have a stress-free experience that culminates in the best price for your property.

We’re also the leading agent for the popular and lively Ocean Village development, so get in touch if you want to buy, sell or let.

Our services

  • Free property valuation
  • Bespoke professional marketing packages for your property 
  • Fully managed sale including 24/7 support through the My Hunters portal so you can keep up to date on viewings, read feedback and stay in the loop
  • A variety of lettings services ranging from securing tenants right through to managing your property
  • Expert, impartial advice for investors in the houses in multiple occupation market

Why choose Hunters Southampton

Unrivalled local knowledge

We’ve helped homeowners buy and let their properties since 2004. As a result, we know the type of buyer or tenant your property will appeal to as well as the selling points of the local area. It’s how we deliver an outstanding service time and time again.

Experts in lettings

We know the problems landlords face because our Director, Jonathan, has let his own properties since 2002. This gives us first-hand experience of a shifting market and means we’re always up-to-date on the latest legislation changes that could affect your investment.

We also know what makes a good tenant, so you only get the most interested and serious prospects viewing your property.

Appeal to a massive market

We advertise your property to a broad and engaged audience. We promote it on our website, Zoopla, OnTheMarket, PrimeLocation, Rightmove and social media too.

This means you’ll have exposure to buyers or tenants from all around the country.

All this culminates in a lot of interest which means we can get you the right price for your property.

Accompanied viewings

To make your property experience as stress-free as possible, we accompany prospective tenants or buyers on all viewings to save you the time and hassle.

You’ll receive feedback after each viewing so you can see what people thought of your property. Through the My Hunters portal, you can easily stay informed on the viewings we have lined up.

Only pay when we’re successful

We understand that it’s frustrating having to pay agent fees when your home has been on the market for months.

That’s why you only pay us when we’ve sold or let your property. That way, we’re proactive and driven to get you the best results for your property.

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Free property valuation

Find out how much your property is worth.

Choose from an online valuation to get a rough overview, or we can visit your property to give you an accurate assessment.

Book a valuation today

Book a free property valuation with Hunters

Why buy in Southampton?

Southampton is the perfect blend of city and coastal life. A stone’s throw from the New Forest and just down the road from the South Downs, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy the countryside.

The Isle of Wight is also easily accessible, with regular ferries running every day.

Unsurprisingly, Southampton is known for its maritime history and past time with plenty of sailing clubs dotted along the Solent and coast.

There are museums dedicated to the sea and sky, with museums dedicated to aviation and the spitfire as well as the Titanic.

The student and HMO market is thriving. The University of Southampton is ranked in the global top 100 and is a member of the Russell Group, making it a desirable institution for students around the world. Other universities include Solent University which specialises in industry-focused degrees and the University of Southampton School of Medicine.

In 2019, the average property price in Southampton was £245,159, which is an increase of 3% year-on-year.


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Meet the team

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    Jonathan Clegg


    Jonathan is the owner and managing director of Hunters Southampton (formally JCL Homes). He has been an investor in the Southampton Market since 2002, particularly specialising in the HMO market renting individual rooms to young professionals. Jonathan originally set up in 2005 as J Clegg Lettings following many requests from friends and family to manage their properties. The company then evolved into JCL Homes, selling, renting and managing properties. In 2016, with a growing portfolio, Jonathan joined the Hunters family, utilising the years’ worth of expertise and experience behind Hunters much larger brand, whilst also keeping the independence that is vital to deliver exceptional service. "I have found that my experience in all areas of the property industry ideally positions me to offer advice and guide both new and experienced investors through the ever changing legislation surrounding property. We found this knowledge to be a real advantage to make sure our landlords obtained good yielding properties that are going to rent quickly, having minimal vacant periods (ideally none!)." Jonathan lives in Lymington with his wife and 2 children, not far from his family home. Growing in Lymington meant it was inevitable that a passion for sailing would manifest and he spent his childhood on the water, eventually leading to an Olympic 49er campaign. He is equally passionate about sailing and property, being happy to chat anytime about either – part of the reason for our increasing presence in Ocean Village over the last few years.

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    Donna Pearce

    Branch Manager

    Donna spent her childhood "trying to be nosey around friends and family’s homes", so it was only natural that she would pursue a property career. Donna started working for a large independent in London in 2006, working her way from Trainee Negotiator to Assistant Branch Manager. In 2020 Donna joined the Hunters Southampton team as Branch Manager. She lives locally and absolutely loves Southampton as a city, mainly for its history and vast choice of eateries.

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    Rebecca Williams

    Property Manager

    Rebecca has worked in property management for 7 years, and has gained a great deal of knowledge from previous roles within agencies. She started with Hunters in December 2018, and has flourished working as part of a small team focused on providing excellent customer service.

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    Andy England

    Property Manager

    Andy has been involved in a number of different roles since entering the property industry in 2003, when he started work in Lettings. He started with Hunters in 2017 loves working for a company that "values customer service and satisfaction". Being born and bred in Southampton, he has a good knowledge of the local area and amenities - especially the local takeaways across Southampton!

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    James King

    Lettings Valuer

    James first started in the industry as Junior Sales Negotiator with independent Estate Agents in January 2007. In September 2008 he transferred to the lettings department and increased his breadth of my knowledge. In 2012, he was given an opportunity to work in a specialist niche market place, dealing with waterfront homes across Southampton. He believes in providing a fantastic standard of customer service, looking after both tenants and landlords of properties throughout all stages of the tenancy. "I find that truly knowing the dynamics of the area I work in enhances my ability to deliver on service, and I have found that during my career working in independent agencies (such as Hunters Southampton) I have been able to deliver this service to a very high standard".

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    Sam Blastock

    Lettings Negotiator

    Samuel has been working in the industry for 6 years, first starting out with a local independent agent in March 2014. He started as a trainee lettings negotiator, working hard and adapting to work across areas such as Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh and Winchester, learning the different marketing bubbles to work his way up to Lettings Manager with his own branch in Chandler’s Ford. He joined the Hunters team in 2020.

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    Steven Sykes

    Sales Negotiator

    Steven never intended to be an estate agent but fell into the profession on leaving school and somehow has never got round to doing anything else. Having worked for most of his life around his hometown of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, he moved to Southampton in the summer of 2019. Over the years he has carried out pretty much every task in the business but particularly enjoys the process of getting a sale through from agreement to completion – “that’s where the hard work starts!”. Outside of work he is one of the UK’s foremost authority on racing Citroen 2CVs in Belgium and is consistently in trouble for adding to his model car collection.

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    Maddie Clark

    Office Administrator & PA

    Maddie has been in the industry for 8 years and has worked a variety of roles within property during that time. Starting as an apprentice and working her way to lettings manager. She started at Hunters in September 2019 and "absolutely loves working for a company that values customer service". Maddie is already a firm favourite with our customers for always being there to support and answer any query.

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Local area guide

Southampton is a port city on the south coast of England. It’s a beautiful place with a great history, stunning scenery and plenty to do for people of all ages.

Being a large port city, Southampton has excellent road links to the rest of the country. The M27 is nearby and connects through to Portsmouth, and the M3 links Southampton to London. Southampton Central train station has direct services to London that takes 1 hour 20 minutes. The train station also links the city to Bristol, Brighton, Portsmouth and Oxford. If you’re using public transport, there are many buses, trains and cycle routes across Southampton. When travelling by air, Southampton International Airport is 6 minutes away from the city by train and flies to destinations around the UK and Europe.

Southampton has a great range of primary and secondary schools across the city. There are 79 state-run schools and several independent options, such as The Gregg School and two sixth form colleges. There are also two universities, the University of Southampton and Solent University, which brings many students to the city.

When heading out for some retail therapy, Westquay Shopping Centre has all the national high street brands, selling everything from technology and homeware to fashion and sports. However, Southampton has a fantastic independent shopping scene, with stores such as Beatnik Emporium (a vintage store), Vinilo Record Store and award-winning chocolate shop and cafe, Frederick’s Chocolates. There are also plenty of markets held in the city centre, including farmers markets and vintage markets.

With Southampton’s extensive range of restaurants and bars, you’re spoiled for choice when heading out for the evening. Try Argento for South American steaks or Franco Manca for Neapolitan pizzas. There’s also a strong pub scene both in and around the city. When craving a traditional ale or two, try a pub like The Butcher’s Hook, or for live music and comedy, The Talking Heads.

Southampton General Hospital is in the city centre and has an A&E department. There are also plenty of GP surgeries too.

Southampton has a long and rich history, with the museums to match. If you love aviation, take a look at the Solent Sky Museum (which used to be known as Southampton Hall of Aviation). It boasts an impressive selection of planes and marks the history of aviation in the area, which is interesting because Southampton is where the first Spitfires took off. If you prefer maritime history, then Southampton’s SeaCity Museum is for you. Alongside the impressive Titanic displays, there are interactive features, games and a picturesque cafe. 

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