About us

Portswood Student Houses are owned and managed by us – Mark and Ruth Goodridge.

We’ve been letting houses in Portswood to university students since 1982 … not long after we were students ourselves!

We also help with the maintenance – and students are welcome to contact us at any time with questions or requests.

We live about 20 minutes’ from Southampton. By profession, Mark is a former teacher and Ruth is an artist. We are also foster carers and run activity weeks for looked after children in Southampton.

Mark is a member of the National Landlords’ Association which is a good badge of quality to look for if you’re thinking of renting a property.

Good quality accommodation
We believe in offering our students a safe, clean, comfortable and well decorated place to ‘call home’ whilst they are studying in Southampton. As former students ourselves, we fully understand what students appreciate!

Peace of mind for you
All our student houses are all registered with the Southampton City Council and the University. We are registered with Southampton City Council which means that all properties are fully compliant with regulations such as:

  • Gas & electrical safety certificates.
  • Fire doors & euro locks on all bedrooms.
  • Wired in smoke detectors & separate heat detectors.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Extractor fans in kitchens & bathroom where required.
  • We have an energy performance certificate for each house.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our properties.


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