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HARRINGTONS LETTING SERVICES – PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Established in 1993, Harringtons Lettings have over twenty-seven years’ experience helping landlords. They let and manage their properties in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex area. We provide several professional lettings services for example. We are here to help the needs of our landlords. Our services include rent collection. Initial rental assessments. Finally, full property management services.

Please read more about the property services we provide.

Introduction Service

This service is for landlords who do not require support with their tenancy. They are familiar with property management. They are up to date with the laws and regulations.

For instance, the service includes:

  • Firstly, initial rent assessment
  • Secondly, marketing and promotion of your property
  • Thirdly, accompanying all prospective tenants to viewings
  • Providing viewings feedback
  • Obtaining a guarantor
  • Preparing the tenancy documents and contracts
  • Assisting tenants with the moving in process
  • Carry out tenants’ applications to include right to rent checks.
  • Preparing the tenancy documents to include the contract.
  • Lastly, collecting the first month’s rent and deposit

Rent Collection Service

Our rent collection service is for landlords who want to be more hands on. Additionally, they have the time to deal with any problems. And can deal with maintenance issues with the tenants. Therefore, they do not have the means or understanding to deal with legal issues. They want to ensure the rent is collected on time.

This service includes everything covered within the Introduction Service plus:

  • Ensuring that the rent is paid on time into your account from us by BACS.
  • Tenancy renewal and negotiation of any rent increases

Optional Extras

Additionally, we can assist landlords with:

Inventory

For instance, this includes a comprehensive report on the condition of your property including photography.

Checkout

We can provide you with a full professional report. This will outline what should be deducted from the tenant’s deposit. After that, photographs of the property will be provided.

Deposit registration and notices to the tenant

Similarly, for those who use our Introduction Service (included in our Rent Collection and Fully Managed Services)

Various optional extras

We have various services that can be taken as an optional extra. However, please contact us regarding these.

Fully Managed Service

Fully Managed Service is for landlords who require minimal involvement in managing their property. We would take care of all the requirements. However, we deal with the day-to-day management.

For instance, this service includes:

  • Firstly, professional photography for placing it on the market.
  • Secondly, featured property listing on Rightmove.
  • Thirdly, inventory with full photographs
  • A visit to your property for a three-month inspection, and then six monthly thereafter (to include full report with photographs)
  • Deposit registration
  • Check out report with photographs.
  • Carrying out work and arranging maintenance and repairs
  • Advice on all aspects of new laws and regulations
  • Looking after you and your property throughout the tenancy
  • Arranging a gas safety check
  • Dealing with the deposit returns
  • Project management of major works (subject to an additional fee)
  • Arranging an electrical installation condition report
  • Lastly, arranging portable appliance testing (PAT) certificate

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)

To advertise your property, you will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). However, please refer to our previous article for more information on this, click here.

SMOKE ALARMS

All residential properties now must have carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors must now be fitted on every floor. Please refer to the government website for more information – click here.

Electrical and PAT test reports (EICR’s)

Electrical Installation Condition reports are now compulsory. Additionally, they must be carried out every 5 years. Portable Appliances Test must be carried out to appliances. However, you need to ensure your appliances are safe.

Property Valuation.

Are you thinking of renting your property?

Our online valuation will give you a fast and easy estimate of its current rental value.

Therefore, to get started, simply enter a few details and you will be given an estimated rental value of the property. The online valuation uses data from millions of property records to give you the best possible estimate. Click here. 

Marketing and advertising.

The lettings market has changed dramatically in the last five years. It is now more important than ever to employ the right marketing to achieve a premium rental income. We understand that the internet is now all important and where your office is irrelevant to what you are letting. Our statistics show this over the last 20 years.

The importance of correct advertising.

Over 92% of all property enquiries come from online portals. Whether they are your properties in Brighton town centre, central Hove or anywhere in Sussex it is important that it must be advertised in the correct way from the first day it goes on the market. There are many different aspects to this and if not done correctly you will not generate the best possible response. This can have an impact adversely on the rental price.

We advise on all major property website including Rightmove, Zoopla, On the market and Prime locations. Our managed landlords enjoy the benefits of featured lettings at no additional charge to them. Featured properties on Rightmove ensure that your property is seen at the top of every page every day. Rightmove featured listings have 22% more enquiries than normal advertising. We are one of the only agents that do this. The featured properties increase your advertising exposure.

Virtual Tours

It is paramount to have all the modern tools that you can to advertise your property. We have invested heavily in the correct technology to include a virtual tour. This allows tenants to go through the property and look at every room before they even attend it. It produces a huge amount more enquiries.

Professional photography.

It is very important to have good quality photos of the property included within the advert. Figures from Rightmove state that 70% enquiries come within the first week of a property being listed.

We have ensured that all our staff are professionally trained. This allows us to get better photos than most other agents. Statistics show that properties with attractive photos get 55% more enquiries. Our photos are linked into our virtual tours.

Top tips for landlords on how to rent your properties.

Get your property ready to rent. Good first impressions count. Clear any outdoor and access areas and decorate your property in neutral colours. Create a feeling of space by taking away anything you are not planning on leaving. Every little touch makes a difference.

The better the property, the better the tenant.

Keeping your property immaculate and ready to let, will always guarantee a good tenant. A clean and tidy property with reasonable fittings and a neutral décor is always popular. You may wish to consider including WIFI and please do not hesitate to ask us about our facility that we can provide.

Always ask for a guarantor.

We find that most tenants can obtain a guarantor often being the tenants’ parents. This gives the landlord peace of mind increase of rent arrears. It is unusual but it can happen. When a guarantor enters into an agreement, he or she will normally agree to meet the full obligations of the tenancy agreement. They do this on behalf of the tenant. This includes any rent arrears. It would include damage and any other liability.

Without such protection, it can take substantial time to get possession of your property should an eviction become necessary. You may also incur legal costs and loss of rent throughout this process.

Tenancy agreement.

Obtain a proper tenancy agreement. This avoids any costly mistakes. You should get your agreement drawn up by a letting agent that has been approved by trading standards such as ourselves. Our tenancy agreements are approved unlike some local agents.

Inventories.

Always have an inventory carried out. This is a comprehensive document which includes all details about the condition of the property. This is before the tenant moves in. These will always include photos. The inventory is an essential document should any damage occur during the tenancy. Just in case deductions need to be made from the tenant’s deposit. If you do not have such a document, please ask Harringtons to discuss this with you.

Do not hesitate to contact us regarding any information you require for your property management. Please call us on 01273 724000.

Are you looking for landlord insurance?

Our sister company iInsure365 does all types of insurance for landlords. For instance, they include.

  1. Firstly, landlord insurance
  2. Secondly, commercial insurance
  3. Thirdly, unoccupied commercial insurance
  4. business insurance
  5. professional indemnity insurance
  6. Tenants contents insurance
  7. Buy to let insurance.
  8. Blocks of flats insurance.
  9. Lessee’s insurance
  10. Lastly, Directors and offices insurance

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact them on 01273 870090 or enquiries@iinsure365.co.uk

Visit iinsure365 website

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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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