Conquering the Coast: Top Tips for Renting in Brighton

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Top Tips For Renting In Brighton

Brighton, the vibrant seaside city nestled on England’s south coast, beckons with its pebble beaches, quirky lanes, and buzzing nightlife. But for those seeking to call this bohemian paradise home, navigating the Brighton rental market can feel like riding a rollercoaster on Brighton Pier. Fear not, intrepid house-hunters! With these top tips, you’ll be sipping lattes on the seafront in your new Brighton digs in no time.

  1. Know Your Budget (and Factor in Extras):

Renting in Brighton can be notoriously high, especially near the beach and Lanes. Be realistic about what you can afford, including council tax, utilities, and broadband. Remember, there’ll be holding deposits, reference fees, and possibly even upfront rent, so factor those in too.

  1. Location, Location, Location:

Do you crave the sea breeze and salty air? The Lanes’ charm? Or the leafy peace of the Kemptown streets? Each Brighton neighbourhood offers a unique vibe and rental market. Prioritize your must-haves (proximity to the beach, access to green spaces, commute links) and explore accordingly.

Click here for a list of all of our properties currently on the market.

  1. Embrace the Flat Life:

Terraced houses are Brighton’s specialty, so be prepared for flats and maisonettes. They’re often characterful and space-saving, ideal for young professionals and couples. Don’t be afraid to get creative with storage solutions and utilize vertical space.

  1. Scout Beyond the Portals:

While online listings are your starting point, don’t neglect local letting agents and community noticeboards. Hidden gems often surface through word-of-mouth, so chat with Brighton locals and keep your eyes peeled for “To Let” signs. This is popular when renting in Brighton.

  1. Be Application Ready:

In a competitive market, speed is key. Have your references lined up, payslips at hand, and be prepared to move quickly when the right property pops up. Online referencing services can speed up the process. At Harringtons Lettings we do not carry out any references or credit checks on tenants, our only requirement is that you have a UK homeowner guarantor. We have created the perfect guide for tenants, click here.

  1. Befriend the Council:

Brighton & Hove City Council’s housing website is a treasure trove of information for tenants, from rental rights and tenancy agreements to finding support if things go wrong. Bookmark it!

  1. Embrace the Quirks:

Brighton is a city that marches to the beat of its own drum. Be prepared for wonky floorboards, seagull symphonies, and the occasional rogue pebble rolling in through the window. It’s all part of the Brighton charm!

  1. Join the Tribe:

Brighton thrives on community. Dive into local Facebook groups, neighbourhood forums, and community events. Not only will you make friends, but you’ll also get the inside scoop on hidden gems, local recommendations, and maybe even the occasional rental tip.

  1. Let the Sea Be Your Guide:

Remember, you’re moving to a city by the sea! Embrace the coastal lifestyle. Take long walks on the beach, explore the rock pools, and soak up the salty air. Your Brighton rental might be your haven, but the real magic lies just outside your door.

  1. Be Patient (and Persistent):

Finding your perfect Brighton pad might take time. Don’t get discouraged by setbacks. Stay positive, keep your search focused, and remember, the sea view (or at least a whiff of seaweed) awaits!

With these tips, your Brighton rental search will be a breeze (well, a sea breeze, that is). So, pack your bags, channel your inner detective, and get ready to conquer the charming chaos of Brighton’s housing market. The beach, the Lanes, and your dream flat await!

Bonus Tip: Check out Brighton’s alternative neighbourhoods like Fiveways and Hanover for hidden rental gems!

If you require any further help on your search do not hesitate to contact our lettings department on 01273 724000 or click here.

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google-review Review
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.
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.
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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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