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We are independent estate agents with three offices covering East Devon and West Dorset, plus Park Lane in Mayfair. We offer a large selection of coastal or inland properties along the Jurassic coast for sale and rent. We also have departments specialising in residential lettings, and the sale of Commercial premises.

Residential Sales

Sell Your Home with us for a Comprehensive Marketing Package and Excellent Service

Our philosophy is to help find the right property for the right customer, assisting all to move home in as stress-free environment as possible. This is achieved with the help of our local knowledge, together with strong links with local surveyors and solicitors. Our aim is to provide the highest quality service whether buying or selling.

  • If you're thinking of selling our marketing strategy is local, regional and national, starting with ...
  • A full colour sales brochure to include a colour floorplan and sale board.
  • We will advertise your property in the local newspapers and have regular editorial features. This will then be echoed in glossy magazines every 8 weeks both digitally and in hard copy.
  • We will then multi-list your property through all the Experts in Property agencies and the Guild, as well as our own offices in Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Park Lane.
  • We are on all the major property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation - giving your property the widest internet coverage available by any local agent, plus our own website.
  • We will search our database for prospective purchasers and will telephone, post or email out the details of your property to them, depending on their preference.
  • We arrange accompanied viewings and provide timely feedback to you after each one, 7 days a week.
  • Once a sale has been agreed, we will then verify funds and follow through to completion, keeping in touch with you, your purchaser and both parties' Solicitors.

We offer this complete service for one, low Sole Agent fee.
Contact your local branch to book your FREE Valuation and to discuss how we can tailor our marketing package to suit your property.

Commercial Sales
With thirty years plus of experience in commercial sales Fortnam Smith 7 Banwell have become one of the established agents in the East Devon and West Dorset region. We offer a range of commercial properties from Hotels, Guest Houses, and Shops, to Tea Rooms, Restaurants etc.

We are delighted to be part of Expert Agent, a network of nationwide agents, and are members of The Property Ombudsman. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a professional and friendly service. We help to make decisions from pre-letting to finding a tenant, through to managing the property. We offer Landlords a fully managed service or tenant find fee. However, we are also able to arrange a bespoke package to meet landlords needs. Our tenant and landlord fees are very competitive.

Please call 01297 21120 or email us at to discuss any aspect of letting a property.


Applicant / Tenant Fees

Tenant fee: £150 for first adult, £50 per adult thereafter

- Referencing (identity, right to rent checks, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers/landlords)

- Contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms)

- Arranging the tenancy and agreement

- Processing the application

Guarantor: £75

Deposit: Month and half times the rent

Tenancy renewal: £50 (50% of total fee charge – other 50% paid by landlord)

Landlord charges – Managed 10%

Finder’s Fee – Please contact the office to discuss a personalised service to suit your requirements