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

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


Specialist Local Lettings Agent 

Covering just the Isle of Purbeck and the immediate surrounding areas, Purbeck Lettings focuses on providing high quality professional service to each and every landlord.


Over 25 Years of Experience

Purbeck Lettings has been established for over 12 years and has built a reputation for a very high standard of professional services. Kate Anson, founder of Purbeck Lettings, has  worked in the residential lettings market for over 25 years.  As an Agency we always look to go the extra mile, it may sound corny but we do!


Free No Obligation Valuation

Provide a free no obligation valuation on your property and offer advice on any improvements or modifications that may help to achieve the best rental and secure the right Tenant.

Tony and Lyn xxx

First and foremost we want to say a great big THANK YOU for everything you have done for us over the last 9 years since we decided to let the bungalow in Heather Close. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional, supportive, lovely person to help us through the process. Without your guidance and professional expertise we would have floundered many times ~ you managed all the legal aspects, vetting, inventories, financial deposits etc with apparent ease and in such a personal and caring way. We were so lucky to have found you and Purbeck Lettings; we will be forever grateful. Tony and Lyn

Tony and Lyn xxx

Ms J Pitt - Tenant

I have dealt with a number of lettings agents since I first moved to the Purbecks, but 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. Her level of professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of both the properties on her books and her clients’ needs are simply in a different league from the other local agents. After only a few viewings with her I felt assured that every place she took me to see (indeed every property she handles) was a quality property, there was no time-wasting, she asked me the right questions so that she knew what I was looking for and then offered a few different possibilities that each fit the bill with their own individual charms. And with Kate I felt that I was getting a straight story (unlike some dreadful experiences I had with other agencies). She always had the answers to my questions, she presented the pros and cons of each situation, and even offered her own opinion which I genuinely appreciated, so that I felt fully informed about each potential rental.

Ms J Pitt - Tenant

Mr and Mrs R Hodgson

“Whilst looking for a property to rent in the Purbecks, we found that Kate Anson had a in-depth knowledge of both the area and the properties available. She listened carefully to our requirements and, using her experience and contacts, has always managed to find us the right home for our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend her”

Mr and Mrs R Hodgson

Mr & Mrs de Bank - Corfe Castle Tenant

“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

Mr R Cooper - Landlord Swanage Property

“Dealing with Kate Anson of Purbeck Lettings has been a fantastic breath of fresh air.

In her friendly and easy going manner Kate has provided an extremely professional and efficient service. Her openness and honesty, along with practical advice, has been crucial when having to make important decisions. It is without any hesitation at all that I would recommend Kate’s services to anyone seeking property rental or management services.”

Mr R Cooper - Landlord Swanage Property

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Get in Touch

At Purbeck Lettings we cover the whole of the Isle of Purbeck, and as an independent lettings agent we can offer a personal service which means your property will be looked after for the duration of the tenancy by the same person which is essential in the continuity of the letting and maintenance of your home.

01929 480 597

The Estate Office, South Street, Kingston, Wareham Dorset BH20 5LQ


Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 17:30

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