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Property Lettings Agent for the Isle of Purbeck

Information for Landlords

Where does a Landlord start?

We believe that every aspect of the letting process is important and must be handled with care, giving close careful consideration to the overall picture at every stage. Your property is your investment, and it makes sense to get it right from the very beginning.

The majority of our tenancies are for a minimum of 6 months using an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (Housing Act 1988) if you are not able to commit to this length of time, please refer to our holiday letting page which may be more suitable for your needs or contact us to discuss further.

The letting process will start with a visit from one of our negotiators who will take photographs and full details of the property and discuss any possible restrictions you may wish to make on children and pets.

We can advise you on:

Furnished/ unfurnished (what to leave and what to remove)
The responsibilities involved
The legal issues concerning safety
The Tenants responsibilities
Our Terms and Conditions
The service that suits you
Your tax implications (if any)

Talk to our friendly team.


If you do not have a “Buy to Let” mortgage you must advise your mortgage lender and check that there is no objection or insurance restriction on letting.

You must advise your buildings and contents insurer of your intentions. Many insurers do not cover let properties but we can arrange specialist policies to give you the protection you need.
Refurbishments and safety checks must be made and you should be aware of the legislation that affects let property regarding furnishings, gas, electricity and smoke detectors.
You are responsible for providing sufficient keys, installing smoke alarms, notifying your local council (for Council Tax), gas, electricity, oil suppliers and post office etc. of the changes.
You are responsible for the general maintenance of the property and contents – the structure and condition of the property, decoration, installations and appliances.
If there is a garden, you must provide tools and the tenant is obliged to use them! In a larger property with a special garden it is best to employ a gardener to ensure the best care of precious plants etc. The cost can be built in to the rent.
Where repairs are necessary the tenant will call Purbeck Lettings if we manage the property or, if you have chosen our Let Only or Let and rent collection options, they will call you.


When everything is ready we will market your property:

in the press – paid for and free local publications
on the internet
in local awareness campaigns

We will then:

obtain references or credit check reference on prospective tenants
request a guarantor if necessary and check their details
accompany applicants to view your property


The tenant has the right to live in the property so reasonable wear and tear must be taken into account. However, the tenant is also responsible for:

paying the rent
taking care of the property and keeping it clean
insuring their own possessions


Purbeck Lettings is part of the Propertymark Client Money Protection scheme.

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ARLA Propertymark membership ensures maximum protection for clients; offering
Client Money Protection, Professional Indemnity insurance, membership of an
independent redress scheme and being subject to Propertymark Conduct
and Membership Rules and Disciplinary Procedures.

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Properties to Rent

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4 Bedroom House nr Wareham

£1200 pcm

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4 Bedroom Country House nr Corfe Castle

£2500 pcm

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2 Bedroom Maisonette in Wareham

£950 pcm

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4 Bedroom Detached House nr Swanage

£2200 pcm

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2 Bedroom Cottage in Creech nr Wareham

£1385 pcm

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01929 480 597

Previous Lets

“We have had many letting agents over the years and for several properties. Kate is by a wide margin by far the best. She is highly professional and totally focussed on providing the best service both to landlords and tenants.

A happy tenant usually makes for a happy landlord!

Our property in Swanage has been managed by Kate for over ten years. We have had several tenants in that time. All left to buy in Swanage as they liked it so much. And not a single day void between tenants. What a record!”

A Collins - Swanage Landlord

“We are writing to thank you for the excellent service you have given us. The process of getting our tenancy was smooth and problem free thanks to your communication skills. Your friendly and professional approach makes us feel we can rely on your prompt advice and assistance should we need it.

During our recent plumbing emergency and repair process we have been relieved and greatly impressed with your hard work and calm support. You are a local, if not a national, treasure!.”

Mr & Mrs de Bank - Corfe Castle Tenant

“We have worked with Purbeck Lettings since 2014 as overseas landlords and have been fortunate enough to have Kate as our point of contact.

She has an unparalleled knowledge of the local property lettings market and an acute eye for detail which means nothing gets missed. Kate is an excellent communicator as well as being highly diplomatic but does not shy away from difficult conversations.

We can highly recommend Purbeck lettings, they have given us total peace of mind”

Mrs A Lewis – Swanage Property

“I have dealt with a number of lettings agents since I first moved to the Purbecks.

Kate Anson of Purbeck Lettings, who I have now rented several properties through, is by far the best and in fact, the only person I will go to in the future.”

Ms J Pitt - Tenant

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