Private Investigators in Southampton

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Bond Rees are the leading private investigators in Southampton. With a team of professional, highly experienced detectives, our results speak for themselves with a 98.7% success rate. Our private investigation agency is made up of ex-military, ex-police force, and cyber security experts who can deliver results on both a personal and corporate level.

So whether you need surveillance on a cheating husband, a quickly delivered writ or divorce paper serving, a same-day bug sweep of your offices, a discreet trace on an individual, or even legal evidence gathering for a court case, we can help.

Bond Rees - Experienced private investigators in Southampton

We offer a broad range of effective and high-quality private investigation services to private and corporate clients alike and will be able to recommend the solution for whatever difficulty or dilemma you are facing.

Bond Rees have the size, manpower, knowledge, and experience to provide you with the most efficient service, achieving the most accurate and expedient results.

Bond Rees have a local branch situated in Southampton City centre and are ready to help you now.

Private Investigator Services in Southampton

As the most experienced and established private investigation agency in the UK, Bond Rees are able to offer the widest range of private investigation services.

Below are some examples of the types of services you can receive from us:

  • Person tracing (We trace lost relatives, ex-partners and old flames from school, find probate beneficiaries, find people in the UK, fine people abroad, find cowboy builders who owe money from an unfinished project, etc.)
  • Debtor Tracing (Someone who owes you money like a tenant who didn’t pay rent)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity Investigation (We offer surveillance to catch cheating husband, wife or partner, benefits cheats, theft by employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Investigations (Due diligence, corporate espionage, spying, intelligence gathering, corruption, and competitor investigations.)
  • Financial Investigations
  • International Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Employee investigations (such as employee theft, employee fraud, employee misconduct, and data Protection Act breach investigations)
  • Business partner investigations (for theft and corruption)
  • Bug sweeping of homes, hotel rooms and commercial offices
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car
  • Cyber Crime (Scammers. Phishing, Electronic money theft, Cryptocurrency theft, Phone & Computer Hacking, Identity Theft, Stolen Money, Computer Forensics, Security Penetration Checks (Pen Testing), etc)
  • Process serving (e.g serving of legal documents, such as divorce papers, writs, summons, section 8 and section 21 notices, etc)
  • Telephone number tracing
  • Lie Detector Testing (also called Polygraph Examination)
  • Background Checking
  • Tracing Land Owners
  • Identity theft investigations
  • Catfishing investigations
  • Family law investigations
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, drug dealing, domestic violence, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for accidents and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Coercive behaviour and gaslighting investigations
  • Stalking & Harassment investigations
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Find children who have been taken away by parent
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Evidence for prima facie defamation (e.g Finding someone who posted photos, comments, or damaging information on chat forums, social media and website comments.)
  • Tech fraud (Bank hacking, crypto theft / hack forensics and tracing, phishing email fraud, etc.)
  • Close protection services
  • Mystery shopper investigations
  • Fly Tipping Investigation
  • Brand Protection Investigation
  • Address tracking
  • Service of court order
  • Attend and make court hearing notes at criminal trials
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations
  • Grooming investigations

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in Southampton?

Bond Rees are the UK experts in private investigation; when you hire us you know that you are getting access to the highest calibre of private detectives, the most up to date technology and resources and the benefit of extensive experience and knowledge in the field.

Our Southampton-based Private Investigators have been feature in the press in the UK, and overseas

We are the most established and experienced private investigation agency in the UK. Our Southampton-based detectives are among some of the best in the industry. Due to our depth of expertise, we are regularly contacted for an expert opinion by media titles, and have been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Sun, Yahoo Life, The Mirror, Lad Bible, Bristol Post, and Wales Online.

At Bond Rees we understand that requesting a private investigation service can be a daunting and unfamiliar event; we will ensure that you are fully informed and supported throughout the process by your own personal point of contact.

Bond Rees respect your right to privacy and confidentiality and will ensure complete discretion and data protection throughout every investigation we undertake for you.

Bond Rees have full knowledge and awareness of all UK legislation and guidance pertaining to the activity of private investigation and always act in a legitimate and ethical manner.

Due to their branch in Southampton itself, Bond Rees can provide you with dual benefits of local knowledge and UK wide coverage meaning that they have the insider advantage on other agencies as well as the ability to follow an investigation wherever it leads.

Locations we cover in Southampton

Areas our detectives cover in Southampton

Our Southampton office is conveniently located in the centre of the city close to the West Quays shopping centre and only a few minutes’ walk from Southampton train station.

From this centralised site, we can provide investigation services across the whole city and beyond, reaching out to the New Forest and along the coast towards both Portsmouth and Bournemouth. Bond Rees is a UK-wide investigations agency with local detectives based across the Hampshire area, including Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Gosport, Fleet and Andover

We have other local offices covering surrounding areas so even if you are not located in the areas stated it is still worth making an enquiry with us as we are likely to be able to support you from our other branches.

How to access private investigation services in Southampton

There are many options for making contact with our private investigators in Southampton. Just use any of the below methods and a Bond Rees advisor will call you straight back:


Text: 07792 762 511


You can call any of the below numbers depending on the service you require:

Private Detective Services: 0800 002 9468

Lie Detector Services: 0800 051 5329

People Tracing Services: 0800 270 7260

Process Serving & other services: 0800 773 4931

Or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Bond Rees are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and look forward to your enquiry.

Private Investigator Southampton Costs

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An exact cost for the service or package that provides the optimum solution for your specific situation will be provided by a Bond Rees Advisor before you commit to us undertaking any work for you. Our private investigators in Southampton are not the cheapest but our results speak for themselves. Over 50% of our business comes from repeat customers or referrals from past clients.

However, below is a guide to the types of costs you can expect to be associated with the services we provide:

People tracing services from £99 to £389.

Surveillance ranging from £389 to £780.

GPS Tracking Devices from £99 to £988.

Lie Detector Testing from £450 per test.

Corporate Investigations starting from £740.

Bug Sweeping Services starting from £998.

Why hire a private detective in Southampton?

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Bond Rees receive enquiries and undertake investigation for all sorts of reasons and situations every day.

It can be surprising to know how many different circumstances and issues can be resolved through private investigation and how common the use of private detectives within the UK really is.

If you are a private individual, you may be worried about a relationship that you are in; you could be concerned that your partner is cheating and want to gain clarity about this, or you could be in a new relationship and want to know that person is really who they say they are.

Private investigation can get to the truth of matters that are concerning you with the use of background checking, surveillance, searches and enquiries.

It may be that you have lost touch with someone you care about or that you need to make contact with for other reasons such as sharing important information or recouping debt and you need to track this person down; person tracing will find them and provide their current address for you.

If you own or run a business in Southampton, you may be experiencing issues with employees such as fraudulent claims for expenses, sick pay or injury compensation.

You might have suspicions that theft or embezzlement is being undertaken within the company and need to confirm this and the culprit and obtain proof.

Private investigation can find out the facts regarding the behaviours and actions of your employees or other persons with inside access to your business and get you the evidence you need to resolve this.

There are many other situations that can benefit from the services of a private investigation agency; just contact Bond Rees today to discuss the issues you are experiencing, and we will advise you of the solutions we can provide.

What benefits can my business see from hiring you?

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Bond Rees are the UK professionals in private investigation; when you hire us you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are working with the best in the industry and that your investigation will be efficient, effective and results driven.

Bond Rees fully appreciate the significance of your business reputation and will ensure all work undertaken by us is discreet and confidential and will remain that way throughout and after any investigation conducted by us.

Our private investigators in Southampton all operate in a legally compliant and ethical manner and guarantee no risk of your legal redress for your business as a result of investigation conducted by us.

Bond Rees will provide you with regular updates so that you know exactly how your investigation is progressing, and a full report and documented evidence at the conclusion of every piece of work we undertake so that you have the evidence you need. 

Bond Rees offer national coverage combined with local branches and knowledge providing us with the advantage in investigation over other agencies and preventing you from having to foot the bill for our travel expenses.

Bond Rees have extensive experience in corporate and employee investigation and a track record of achieving the results and evidence that a business needs to take effective next steps.

Do you help law firms in Southampton?

we provide process serving services to law firms

Bond Rees have worked with many legal firms across the UK providing support in areas such as process serving and person tracing.

We would be delighted to receive enquiry from any Southampton legal firm and provide them with a reliable and efficient private investigation service.

Just use any of the above stated contact methods to get in touch and an advisor will get straight back to you to discuss your requirements.

Are private investigators legal?

Films, TV and media present private investigation as a shady and possibly illegitimate pursuit but this is not the reality! Private investigation is a respected professional and legal occupation in the UK.

The Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Human Rights Act 1998, The Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and The Freedom of Information Act 2020 are examples of the many legal frameworks which govern what can and cannot be done when conducting private investigation.

A reputable and professional private investigation agency such as Bond Rees will always adhere to the laws around private investigation and ensure that their actions are legitimate and ethical.

Private investigation evidence and findings can be used to support legal matters within UK courts and private detectives can supply witness statements.

What can a private investigator legally do?

The options for conducting private investigation legally are extensive and there are many activities and tasks that a private detective can legitimately undertake to support investigation.

These include surveillance, use of surveillance equipment, gathering of photographic evidence, conducting background checks and searches with the use of software and technology, social media searches, physical enquiries and, in some circumstances, the use of GPS vehicle tracking.

Private investigators combine the employment of these activities with their own personal training, knowledge, experience, and skills to determine information and obtain evidence.

Private investigators will always act in a discreet and unobtrusive manner when conducting their work to avoid detection by the subject(s).

Private Investigator FAQs

Do you work with businesses?

Yes, Bond Rees private investigators in Southampton have extensive experience working with both private individuals and all sizes and types of businesses and corporations. We regularly work with companies in around the Southampton area, as well as Fareham, Winchester, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Poole, and Bournemouth.

When are you open?

Bond Rees are open 24/7 and available to start investigation for you on an immediate basis.

How much will my investigation cost?

This is dependent on your individual situation and needs and will be fully discussed with you by an agent. We provide a general guide to costings above to give you an idea of what to expect.

Do I have to pay the whole cost upfront?

This is again dependent on your specific situation and requirements; just get in touch and the advisor will be happy to talk you through your payment options.

Why can’t I undertake the investigation myself?

This is fraught with risk; you may not understand the legal framework around private investigation and inadvertently commit an illegal act placing you at risk of civil or legal action. 

Members of the public do not have access to the information, training and resources that a private investigator has meaning that you are unlikely to achieve the results or robustness of evidence that a professional can.

You may mistakenly alert the subject to your investigation preventing any further investigation from being able to be undertaken and sabotaging your own efforts.

Get in touch with Bond Rees to find out how a professional can provide an effective and risk free solution to your situation.

How soon can my investigation start?

Right now! At Bond Rees we have agents available and ready to start work whenever you need it.

How can I hire Bond Rees?

We have provided the details of several contact options above or you can just use the contact form at the base of the page.

A Bond Rees advisor will get straight back to you as soon as your enquiry is received to talk you through the entire hiring and investigation process.

Our private investigators in Southampton are available 24 hours a day and look forward to providing you with the highest quality of private investigation services.

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