How To Let Your Property

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Whether you’re a first-time landlord or own an impressive portfolio of buy-to-let properties in Hove, Brighton or the surrounding Sussex area.

One thing remains the decision to become a landlord involves a lot of time and well thought out planning. To encourage a smooth letting process we have outlined key factors to help you let your property in East Sussex and the greater South-East England area.


As a landlord, you need to note the factors that influence the value of a house. Carry out extensive market research, check current rates and values of properties similar to yours in your targeted area. Whether you’re renting a whole property to a single family or a HMO. You should aim to charge rents based on the demand of the unit and what will effectively attract tenants.


Proper housing is a lifestyle. How you present your house largely determine the tenant’s interest to move in. Ensure that your property is presented in the best possible light when advertising online. Providing plenty of clear photos of the house and the surrounding area along with marketing the property at a desirable price.


In addition to a well-presented property, giving a clear description of your home can attract potential tenants. Describe every room in your property and any unique feature that would make a tenant want to live there. Provide potential tenants with useful information about the surrounding area, local amenities and other area based news.


Most people go online whenever they are searching for a new home. It’s important to market your property on all major property portals to increase visibility. Examples of property portals include Rightmove, Prime Location, OnTheMarket and Zoopla to name a few.


As well as online advertising, it’s important to use a mixture of marketing techniques. Having a ‘To Let’ board signals to potential tenants walking past that your property is available to rent. If you choose to use a letting agent they will discuss this in more detail.


This is one of the most important factors to consider when looking to let your property. Charging a small fee, the role of a letting agent is to help you market your property to attract interested tenants. Enlisting the services of a letting agent could save you time and effort. They will deal with all aspects of the letting process from finding and vetting tenants to helping maintain and manage your property.

At Harringtons Lettings, we focus solely on lettings to ensure that we provide out landlords with a service that’s second to none. Our letting agents in Hove have over 24 years’ experience operating within the Sussex rental market. Making sure that your property isn’t vacant for long periods and we find the right tenant for your rental property.

We have been letting property within the Brighton and Hove area for in excess of 29 years.

Harringtons can provide you with a property valuation that allows you to find out what your property is worth.

We deal with all types of properties from small studios, one beds, two beds, three beds up to huge large luxury properties. Also including student accommodation and commercial premises.

We have got a substantial amount of business awards (please see here) that we have been able to achieve over the past few years. This include the best letting agent branch of the year in Hove in 2021.

We have been acting for landlords since 1993 and have built an award winning team with a wealthy experience in all aspects of letting.

There have been huge changes in the industry over the past few years but the one thing that has been consistent is Harringtons Lettings. We have seen other agents come and go over a period of time but we have consistently letting properties since 1993.

We pride ourselves on quality and truly independent service. Whether our clients are individual owners, large portfolio clients and/or commercial clients then we look to ensure that your assets are maintained to a high standard. We are the professionals you can rely on. The team has a wealth of experience of in excess of 50 years.

Our landlords.

We work closely with our landlords to ensure that their most expensive asset is maintained to a high standard. Providing a quality and truly independent service.

We understand how it is important to you to choose the right letting agent. Harringtons will be there to look after your most valuable asset.

We are fully committed to providing a transparent, realistic and expert service. We have been praised for our refreshing approach.

Do you want a free property valuation?

First of all what is a property valuation? It is basically us coming round to your property and letting you know what we believe your property is worth on the current rental market. Rents fluctuate on a regular basis not only over the years depending on the economy but also where they are and the time of year. We take in all these multiple factors when dealing with your valuation. Priding ourselves not only making sure we put the property on the market for the right rental price but we let your property as quickly as possible. We are absolutely consistently up to date with the ongoing laws. It has recently been noted that compliance is one of the most important issues to landlords. Are you sure you are fully compliant with the law? The consequences now a days can be substantial. With penalties up to £30,000 and beyond. We have monthly meetings with our solicitors to ensure that we are fully up to date with all the law and do training sessions with all of our staff.

Would you like a free obligations review of all your paperwork? We do a free 30 minute review.

Why not contact us on 01273 724000 or to book an appointment.

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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.
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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