Other services

Block Management

We provide Block Management for residential apartment blocks across Winchester and surrounding areas. We will tailor our services to your exact requirements and will provide full financial services, repair and maintenance management, secretarial duties including updating Companies House, ensuring accounts are prepared and filed, lease compliance and health & safety compliance. We will always work closely with the Resident’s Management Company and will happily organise and attend AGM’s. We believe our attention to detail and communication skills will help relieve the Directors of the time consuming pressure of day to day block management.

Relocation Service

Having helped thousands of individual tenants find the “right” property to rent and with our intimate knowledge of the local area, we are in a prime position to help with your move from start to finish. After an initial consultation we will work through all your specific needs to ensure we understand exactly what you are looking for and will inform you of all the important aspects of the local area such as school catchment areas, transport links and local amenities. We will then do all the leg work and contact local agents in order to narrow down properties that suit you and give feedback before arranging viewings for yourself. Once we have found your new home we will negotiate the best terms on your behalf so as to relieve you of the pressure of the negotiation process.

Caretaking Service

If you are out of the country frequently or have a second home in the local area which is often unoccupied, then we can offer you our unique Caretaking Service. This involves us holding keys and visiting the property as often as you like whilst you’re away. We will carry out frequent walk around inspections of the property, collect post and keep an eye out for unexpected maintenance issues such as leaks or boiler breakdowns etc. This service also gives you the added security of activity at the property in your absence.

Property Investment

We can help from the very beginning of your search for your rental investment, be it as a first time buyer or as an experienced investor looking to add to your property portfolio. Buy to let is a long term investment and it’s important to get it right. With our wealth of experience and local knowledge we can advise you on choosing the best investment property in order to generate the optimum return or capital growth and therefore avoiding expensive mistakes. We can introduce you to the local sales agents to work with and once you have a property in mind we can advise on a realistic rental value, up to date market conditions and exactly what is required to get the property ready for letting.


Andrew Smith FRICS has over 35 years of professional experience in Winchester and has developed a specialism in period and listed properties with a particular interest in medieval pegged oak timber framing. Whether buying or selling houses, flats or commercial properties, we can offer a range of inspections and reports tailored to suit individual needs, including Building surveys and the RICS Home Buyers report. We also offer a comprehensive valuation service for all types of property including new build, whether buying or selling, or for inheritance tax (probate), tax planning, insolvency, insurance etc.

We also have a Planning, Design & Refurbishment facility and can assist from initial design concepts of extension or modification of existing buildings, preparation of plans for Planning, Listed Building Consent and Building Regulations, to the supervision of contractors and work in progress through to completion of the project.

“Here at Purdie & Swan you and your property matter to us”

"When your trying to rent your next home especially when it's 3 hours away, having Katherine organise your viewings and meet you at the property with all the right answers is just what we needed. Really nice person to deal with and will certainly be renting my next home through this agent " Mr P
"I have found Purdie and Swan to be thoroughly professional, reliable and efficient. Their knowledge of the area has proved invaluable in renting my house in the centre of Winchester. Suitable tenants were found quickly and all the paperwork, safety certificates and deposits were handled by Purdie and Swan as my managing agent and I won’t be going anywhere else” Mrs M

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Purdie & Swan Lettings Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 09891356. Registered office: 6b St Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HE.