Other services

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 require whilst you’re away, carefully tailored to address the unique needs of your property. 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”

I would highly recommend Purdie & Swan. Katherine and Kate have been absolutely marvellous from initially arranging our viewing to handing over the keys. All the team are very friendly, helpful and professional. They have made our whole experience extremely easy and smooth sailing. Ms T (see Google review)
"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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