Properties to let in the Lake District


Properties to let in Kendal, Bowness, and beyond

We own and manage a portfolio of residential and commercial properties across South Lakes and the Western Peninsular. Our residential portfolio ranges from traditional Lakeland cottages to modern apartment conversions of large historic buildings.

Each property is unfurnished and features a good standard of fixtures and fittings with neutral décor. All are reviewed bi-annually by our experienced team of property professionals. We work with a team of trusted contractors, most of whom have worked with Lake District Estates for many years, to run our portfolio's day-to-day maintenance and refurbishment.

Our commercial portfolio includes estate farms, a public house and café, and town centre offices close to amenities.

Lake District Estates is firmly committed to providing quality housing at a fair rent and is proud to have many long-term tenants.

Lake District Estates Co Ltd is a member of The Property Redress Scheme. The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) is an independent third party, there to resolve consumer disputes against PRS members. For further information, please click on the logo below.

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Useful information

  • Tenancy

    Properties are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreements for a six-month period after which they continue as a Periodic Tenancy on a rolling monthly basis. Sample tenancy agreements are available, for inspection by prospective tenants.

    We regret that we do not permit applications without prospective tenants having first viewed the property.

  • Reference procedure

    We operate a strict reference system for new tenants. These include employer, bank, character and landlord's references.

  • Relevant letting fees

    As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.

    Permitted payments
    Before the tenancy starts

    Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

    Holding deposit: £100.00 (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

    During the tenancy (payable to Lake District Estates Co Ltd)

    1. Payment of up to £50.00 if you want to change the tenancy agreement.
    2. Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate.
    3. Payment of up to £25.00 for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices.
    4. Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy.

    During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

    1. Utilities – gas, electricity, water.
    2. Communications – telephone and broadband
    3. Installation of cable/satellite
    4. Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
    5. Television licence
    6. Council Tax

    At certain properties, LDE will invoice quarterly for LPG gas. At certain properties the water rates are included in the rent.

    Other permitted payments
    Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.

  • Deposit

    A deposit is also charged – equivalent to 5 week’s rent, which will be refunded in full at the end of the tenancy provided there are no rent arrears and the property is left in good condition. In compliance with the Housing Act 2004, tenants' deposits are held under a 'custodial' scheme run by The Deposit Protection Service ( At the end of the tenancy, if the landlord (LDE) and the tenant agree how the deposit should be allocated, they will inform the DPS who refund the money as agreed. Further details on this scheme can be provided upon request.

  • Property maintenance

    Lake District Estates employs its own property maintenance team including joiners, builders and painters/decorators to maintain our extensive property portfolio. We also have a contact list of trusted tradespeople we can call upon at short notice if necessary. All properties are checked prior to letting and any deficiencies are dealt with promptly by our team.

  • Covid-19

    To comply with Covid-19 advice, we are ensuring that all unoccupied properties available for viewing have their touch points disinfected after each viewing, all internal doors remain open (where possible) to ensure contact via hard surfaces is kept to a minimum, and our Home Guide will ensure social distancing is adhered to. Face masks should be worn. Please do not attend a viewing if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or have had a positive test.

Interested in our residential and commercial properties to let?

Get in touch with our team to find out more or to arrange a viewing of our available properties.

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