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Brighton is a popular seaside city on the south coast of England, known for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and beautiful beaches. It is also a popular destination for property investors, due to its strong economy and growing population.

Current State of the Brighton Property Market

The Brighton property market has been buoyant in recent years, with prices rising steadily. The average property price in Brighton is now £440,000, which is around 20% higher than the UK average.

The demand for property in Brighton is high, due to a number of factors, including:

  • The city’s strong economy: Brighton is home to a number of thriving businesses and industries, including tourism, technology, and creative services.
  • Its growing population: Brighton’s population has grown by over 20% in the last decade.
  • Its desirability as a place to live: Brighton is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer residents, including a thriving arts and culture scene, a diverse range of restaurants and bars, and easy access to London and other major cities.

Factors Influencing the Brighton Property Market

There are a number of factors that could influence the Brighton property market in the coming years, including:

  • The overall state of the UK economy: If the UK economy experiences a recession, this could lead to a decline in property prices in Brighton.
  • Interest rates: Rising interest rates could make it more expensive to borrow money to buy a property, which could lead to a decrease in demand.
  • Government housing policy: Government policy changes, such as changes to stamp duty or tax relief for landlords, could also impact the property market.

Outlook for the Brighton Property Market

Overall, the outlook for the Brighton property market is positive. The city’s strong economy, growing population, and desirability as a place to live are all likely to continue to drive demand for property.

However, it is important to be aware of the factors that could influence the market in the future, such as the overall state of the UK economy, interest rates, and government housing policy.

Tips for Buying Property in Brighton

If you are considering buying property in Brighton, here are a few tips:

  • Do your research: Before you make an offer on a property, it is important to research the local market carefully. This will help you to understand what prices are being achieved for similar properties in the area.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage: This will give you an idea of how much money you can borrow and what your monthly repayments will be.
  • Be prepared to move quickly: The Brighton property market is competitive, so it is important to be prepared to move quickly if you find a property that you like.
  • Get professional advice: We offer free buy to let advice, why not fill out our simple form here for a free 30 minute session.

Renting a property in Brighton

Brighton is a popular coastal city in Sussex, England, with a vibrant culture and a thriving economy. It is also a popular tourist destination, which means that there is a high demand for rental properties in the city.

If you are considering renting a property in Brighton, there are a few things you need to know.

  1. The rental market in Brighton is competitive

Brighton is a popular city to live in, so there is a high demand for rental properties. This means that you may need to act quickly if you find a property that you like. It is also important to be prepared to negotiate on rent, as landlords may be able to afford to be picky about their tenants.

  1. Rental prices in Brighton are relatively high

The average rent for a one-bedroom flat in Brighton is around £1,100 per month, while the average rent for a two-bedroom flat is around £1,400 per month. If you are looking for a larger property, or a property in a more desirable location, you can expect to pay even more.

However, if you have a property and you are unsure of the rental valuation – contact us today here.

  1. There are a variety of different types of rental properties available in Brighton

Brighton has a wide range of rental properties available, from small studio flats to large detached houses. You can also find properties in a variety of different locations, from the city centre to the suburbs.

  1. When renting a property in Brighton, it is important to be aware of your rights and responsibilities

As a tenant, you have certain rights, such as the right to live in the property in peace and the right to have repairs carried out by the landlord. You also have certain responsibilities, such as paying your rent on time and keeping the property in good condition.

Here are some tips for renting a property in Brighton:

  • Start your search early. The best rental properties tend to go quickly, so it is important to start your search as early as possible.
  • Register with a letting agent. Letting agents can help you to find suitable properties and can also negotiate on your behalf.
  • Be prepared to act quickly. If you find a property that you like, be prepared to act quickly and put in an offer.
  • Be aware of your rights and responsibilities. As a tenant, you have certain rights and responsibilities. It is important to be aware of these before you sign a tenancy agreement.

Here are some of the most popular areas to rent in Brighton:

  • The city centre: The city centre is a popular place to live, as it is close to all of the amenities that Brighton has to offer. However, rental prices in the city centre are the highest.
  • Kemptown: Kemptown is a popular area with students and young professionals. It is also close to the beach and the city centre.
  • Hove: Hove is a more affluent area of Brighton, with a mix of families and professionals. Rental prices in Hove are generally higher than in other parts of the city.
  • Preston Park: Preston Park is a popular area with families, due to its proximity to Preston Park itself and other green spaces. Rental prices in Preston Park are generally higher than in other parts of the city.

If you are thinking about renting a property in Brighton, it is important to do your research and to be prepared for a competitive market. However, with a little planning, you should be able to find the perfect property for you.

Renting in Hove.

Hove is a beautiful seaside city on the south coast of England, just east of Brighton. It is a popular destination for both tourists and residents, and the rental market in Hove is relatively competitive.

If you are considering renting in Hove, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Budget: The average rent for a one-bedroom flat in Hove is around £1,100 per month, and for a two-bedroom flat it is around £1,400 per month. However, rents can vary depending on the location and size of the property.
  • Location: Hove is divided into several different districts, each with its own unique character. Some of the most popular areas to rent in Hove include:
    • Hove Park: A leafy and affluent area with a mix of Victorian and Edwardian houses and flats.
    • Churchill Square: A lively and central area with a good mix of shops, restaurants, and bars.
    • West Hove: A popular area for families, with a good selection of schools and parks.
    • Hove Lagoon: A popular area for young professionals, with a mix of modern flats and apartments.
  • Type of property: The most common type of property to rent in Hove is a flat or apartment. However, there are also a number of terraced houses and detached houses available to rent.

Tips for finding a rental property in Hove:

  • Start your search early: The best rental properties in Hove tend to go quickly, so it is important to start your search early.
  • Register with letting agents: Letting agents will have a good selection of rental properties available, and they can help you to find a property that meets your needs.
  • Be prepared to compromise: The rental market in Hove is competitive, so you may need to compromise on your budget or location in order to find a suitable property.
  • Attend viewings: It is important to attend viewings of any properties that you are interested in renting. This will give you a chance to see the property in person and to ask the letting agent any questions that you have.

Once you have found a rental property in Hove, you will need to sign a tenancy agreement. This is a legal contract between you and the landlord, and it sets out the terms of your tenancy, such as the rent, the deposit, and the length of the lease.

Things to consider when signing a tenancy agreement:

  • Rent: Make sure that you can afford the rent and that it is within your budget.
  • Deposit: The landlord is legally allowed to ask for a deposit of up to five weeks’ rent. This deposit will be returned to you at the end of your tenancy, minus any deductions for damage to the property.
  • Length of lease: Tenancy agreements in Hove are typically six or twelve months long. However, it is possible to negotiate a longer tenancy agreement with the landlord.

If you are looking for a property to rent, contact our lettings department now on 01273 724000!

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Cat Westmacott
Cat Westmacott
17:57 10 Jun 24
Generally helpful for Lettings. As with any company, sometimes need a push for a response, but often easier to speak on the phone than email. Feeling hopeful for the next year’s contract with Harringtons🤞.
Kirsty Turner
Kirsty Turner
20:50 04 Jun 24
Great experience. Everyone is so lovely and helpful over the phone at Harringtons! The best experience we have had with a letting agent in Brighton, none of the other agents in Brighton have been bothered to keep in touch and help us find a property as much as these guys. A special shoutout to the lovely lady who showed me around the flat (Georgie I believe -sorry if I got that wrong), great at answering all my questions and been very lucky in securing the first property we viewed with her (an amazing spacious flat that has everything we need - including nice storage space for our paddleboards!) Looking forward to moving into our seaside home. Thank you!
Shadan B
Shadan B
23:31 30 May 24
Great experience, very helpful staff and friendly. I wish you all the success. Thanks for your care. 💐😊
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts
21:13 30 May 24
Best experience I've had with a letting agent!
Charley Besant
Charley Besant
10:25 30 May 24
So far the process with Harringtons has been amazing. We viewed 3 properties with Georgie and each time she was so informative and kind, she gave us the time we needed in each property to look around, take videos and ask questions about everything. The whole process has been easy so far and I can now happily say we found our property thanks to Georgie and the team at Harringtons.
Ainhoa Negro
Ainhoa Negro
09:15 30 May 24
Georgie at Harringtons Lettings in Brighton has been exceptional throughout my rental process. From the very beginning, her professionalism and friendliness stood out. She provided clear and prompt communication, ensuring all my questions were answered thoroughly. Georgie made the entire experience seamless, from viewing properties to finalizing the paperwork. Her attention to detail and genuine care for my needs made me feel confident and supported. I highly recommend Georgie and Harringtons Lettings to anyone looking for a top-notch rental experience in Brighton.
PRBL1
PRBL1
09:11 30 May 24
Joel Starcross
Joel Starcross
15:22 29 May 24
Beth has been an excellent agent, great communicator and enthusiastic member of the team. Highly recommended!
Jess Pond
Jess Pond
13:16 29 May 24
Had an absolutely awful experience with this company. Told me one thing on the phone and then told me another thing on email. Very mixed messages. Left 7 students homeless by putting the house back on the market with only 24 hour notice. Will never use them again. AVOID!
Roisin Lilley
Roisin Lilley
11:42 24 May 24
I recently had some problems with my previous agent and came to Beth for help! She took over the correspondence for me and sorted everything out for me! I can’t thank her enough for her patience and help!! I’d highly recommend her to other landlords that need help!
Chris Lilley
Chris Lilley
11:26 24 May 24
I’ve been a tenant with Harringtons Lettings for a while, they are great, they always sort out any issues I have quickly and efficiently, Beth in particular is really helpful and I’ll be going to her for my next rental property when I look to move in September!
Georgina Palzeaird
Georgina Palzeaird
11:21 24 May 24
Beth Roberts was a huge help when I needed to switch to a new letting agency. She was friendly and efficient and I’ve always felt I’m in safe hands.
Eliya Halim
Eliya Halim
10:26 24 May 24
Top service
Maryana Atiya
Maryana Atiya
10:20 24 May 24
Rees Harper
Rees Harper
17:53 21 May 24
Lauryn Keller
Lauryn Keller
15:20 03 May 24
Georgie was great on our viewing - super lovely, informative and honest. Thank you!
Sammi Richmond
Sammi Richmond
09:16 24 Apr 24
Well, they just contacted me via email asking for a review for money... so here, I guess.Does 3 stars get me that tenner? Probably not. Nothing terrible to say, but never had any issues with the property really. Don't enjoy that they were willing to pay for reviews though, seems sketchy.UPDATE: As the business has finally replied to my review 6 years later, I thought I would mention that I indeed have the email still as proof. Offer of £10 for a review, and to mention Rachel Erridge in the review. Also a prize of £200 to one lucky winner. The email was sent from the Harrington's admin email address. I can email the proof to whoever requests it.
Jayden Charles-Frempong
Jayden Charles-Frempong
01:20 18 Apr 24
Every interaction I've had so far with Harrington has been positive with workers responding to calls very quickly and addressing any queries efficiently.
severin severinov
severin severinov
10:05 11 Apr 24
It is very good that they do their job professionally and take care of the customers.
kate quick
kate quick
13:15 09 Apr 24
I am very happy and extremely grateful to have found Harringtons lettings and the beautiful flat that I am now living in. Not only is the flat perfect for me, ticks all the boxes and is in a great location; the whole communication/admin process was so fast and efficient. I spoke to many of the team, but the two main contacts initially were Georgie and Beth. Great personalities, friendly and fast at replying to emails and phone calls. It was all turned around very quickly and everyone at Harringtons seems to appear to really be happy in their jobs. Great letting agent and I would recommend them to others looking for a new home.
Michael Hollamby
Michael Hollamby
12:32 09 Apr 24
Having worked with many many lettings it has been refreshing to deal with such a dynamic and energetic team. From start to finish the team have outstanding. Special mention to Beth who has been fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend using Harringtons.
Celyn James
Celyn James
17:08 27 Mar 24
Great experience, Georgie was so knowledgeable and kind with any enquiries I had. Really put me at ease while house hunting, amazing service thank you so much!!
Madison Harris
Madison Harris
14:29 27 Mar 24
Georgie was so helpful and really kind very appreciative x
Amber-Rose Cook
Amber-Rose Cook
08:58 22 Mar 24
easy to use and navigate as a first time user
Buffy Vaughn
Buffy Vaughn
18:06 21 Mar 24
Harringtons have been so helpful so far. Everyone we’ve spoken to on the phone including Georgie have been so warm and receptive and easy to communicate with. As a couple renting together for first time me & Danny couldn’t have found better people to help us out, they’re clear and concise. We discovered them through Rightmove and would highly recommend anyone to use their services to rent with.Thanks guys!Buffy & Danny
Sajan Raja
Sajan Raja
01:48 21 Mar 24
Kerryn Johnson
Kerryn Johnson
16:58 18 Mar 24
Georgie was absolutely amazing! Very helpful, easy to talk to and all in all an absolute sweetheart. Made the process of renting and finding a property less stressful. Always happy to help and lovely to chat to!Thank you again for everything!
Julia Reinstein
Julia Reinstein
11:22 18 Mar 24
5/5 - Everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so friendly and patient with our move in documents. We found Harringtons through Rightmove, and have been really happy with our interactions. The team respond to queries efficiently and are happy to answer any and all questions.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
07:09 15 Mar 24
A really excellent agency, who are very easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommended.
Rob Rainbird
Rob Rainbird
18:04 13 Mar 24
Lovely staff and all round positive experience - Georgie is an absolute diamond and a credit to the team!
Tori Tor
Tori Tor
11:15 08 Mar 24
Harringtons have been really helpful and very swift with their responses. Georgie was very proffesional and really friendly when she did the viewings with me and Beth on the phone was again really helpful and gave me hope when I was explaining my eagerness to find somewhere new to live. Thanks Harringtons!
christos papanicolaou
christos papanicolaou
09:33 07 Mar 24
Staff were brilliant. Very helpful
Yasmin Bright
Yasmin Bright
20:54 01 Mar 24
I'm in a difficult situation at the moment with my landlord wanting to sell the flat that myself and my 3 children have been living in for 7 years. I came across Harringtons Viewings by applying to view some properties outside of my area.Unfortunately I haven't been able to sort anything with Harringtons, however I wanted to write this to say that they have been nothing but kind, warm and very understanding of my situation. I've been really impressed by their customer service (namely Georgie & Beth) and hope that they are able to find me something eventually!Thanks so much.Yasmin
Tegan
Tegan
17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
TheFlyingCrocodile
TheFlyingCrocodile
16:42 21 Feb 24
Went above and beyond to get things sorted for me
Brittany Stace
Brittany Stace
11:18 24 Jan 24
Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
Georgie Prebble
Georgie Prebble
20:36 05 Jan 24
Jade Innes
Jade Innes
10:24 04 Jan 24
So far the service has been good. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond to any questions and requests.
Polly Smith
Polly Smith
11:17 28 Dec 23
we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
Emma Howe
Emma Howe
16:06 14 Nov 23
I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
Akwisitions Feedback
Akwisitions Feedback
16:25 30 Oct 23
Very responsive and super helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Chloe Ballard
Chloe Ballard
17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball
11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
Ronan SK
Ronan SK
12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
Daniel Sutton
Daniel Sutton
10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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