Our History

How Harringtons Lettings was created and how we have grown over the years


Mark Harrington and Patrick Kneath met when Mark was running a property company for a third party. They decided to start a letting agency, even in the instance of a recession, which is when The Property Partnership was born. A property management company under TPCM Limited and an acquisition company. In April 1993 they rented a desk in an office on Church Road in Hove and started business. Mark Harrington worked from home and dealt with all of the
management and acquisitions side of the business. It was an exciting time starting a business but extremely difficult within the first year but it went from strength to strength.


Mark Harrington and Patrick Kneath decided to go in different directions, which is when Mark took over The Property Partnership solely. Mark moved the office from the small rented desk to a much bigger office with two floors on Church Road. It was an exciting time for Mark having taken on the business solely but also very daunting. Business was growing quite substantial and new staff were employed to help the growth of the business.


Mark decided that the business needed a change and decided to expand it further. Mark decided to change the name to Harringtons Lettings to have a more personal association with the business. Mark was driving the business forward and as well as obtaining new landlords. Mark later decided to look for a new shop front but wanted to find the right shop, in the right position to ensure his landlords got the best exposure.

The acquisitions department also became a business of it's own and remained at the office on Church Road.


Harringtons Lettings set up shop on Western Road in Hove as it was important for Harringtons to have its own identity on the high street. It was a big risk and investment at the time having to fully refurbish the shop that had been left empty. After a few months of renovations, the new ground floor and basement office on Western Road was opened and we entered a new business era. The business employed more staff and the portfolio started to increase dramatically.


Mark started to look to expand the company further and decided to take over Mishon Mackay’s portfolio. This was an exciting opportunity which allowed us to employ new staff as the business was thriving. We started using Rightmove and listed all of our properties on their website.


The letting business had become established in Brighton and Hove as being one of the top independent letting agents in the area. The internet was becoming even more important as the years went on with technology being innovated all the time.

The acquisitions side of the business was booming and Mark was helping investment landlords buy a substantial amount of property.

We were invited to bid for the new stadium at Brighton and Hove Football Club.


Harringtons Lettings business was growing on a yearly basis. Mark purchased an office space in Hangleton for his insurance business to move into and expand further.

We heavily invested in more technology and noticed that the market had changed quite significantly and that tenants were enquiring via email rather than walk in business.


Mark Harrington noticed that the market had become less reliant on walk in custom and business was being done online or over the phone instead. Over a two year period we monitored and tracked how our tenants were securing properties and found that the best quality tenants came from online enquiries. We therefore decided to make the move from Western Road to Hangleton.


We celebrated 25 years of business by attending the Rockinghorse Summer Ball


The move from Hove to Hangleton has allowed us to focus our marketing and refresh our branding.
We also launched our new website.

We purchased a new 360 degree camera in order to enable us to create 3D virtual tours and floorplans while on-site.

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