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Want to find student accommodation in Brighton?

We are Brighton based property agents, who specialise in Students and Professional lets. Our friendly, helpful team are experts in matching the right tenants for the right houses and helping to find where you belong. Are you looking to move into the University of Brighton or the University of Sussex? Where do you want your house located?

Our experience can be the difference in helping you to find the right student property in Brighton. We understand what it feels like to finally find a group of friends you want to live with and then have the mad dash of securing somewhere that you can all live together. We can help you, guide you through the first forays into student life. What area do you want to be in? Central Brighton, Kemptown Village, Hanover or the Lewes Road the areas are all different and we can help you through the whole process of what you want and what you are looking for.

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Student Life In Brighton.

This is our guide for you to being a student in Brighton and Hove. Brighton’s city centre spreads out from North of the coast, between the icon piers and the newest landmark the i360. This is the cultural centre of Brighton to include the historic lanes and all the boutique shops. There are fashionable restaurants, cafe’s and bars and amongst all of these is the main library, Brighton Museum and several Theatres. The city centre is a busy and electric sometimes surprisingly liberal and friendly place. The Brighton Art College is located at the Old Steine so an easy walk and there are several buses.

The rents are always slightly higher in the centre and there are less student properties available, with more 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and houses. However, you would be able to live the Brighton lifestyle with the vibrant nightlife always awaiting on your doorstop and plenty of opportunities for part time work nearby for those supporting themselves during their studies.

If you are currently looking for student accommodation in Brighton why not click here and search now.

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Which campus are you likely to be on, they are very different? There are various campus’ such as;

City Campus – The city campus is in the heart of Brighton a short stroll from the beach and the pier. The city centre is just a short walk away including the popular Kemptown, Hanover and Queen Park areas. On this particular campus you are just within walking distance of bars, pubs, clubs, theatres, comedy and live music centres they make Brighton a popular destination for a night out. In the summer the seafront buzzes with activities, impromptu BBQ’s and picnics on the beach.

You can attend either the University of Sussex or the University of Brighton from the city centre, there is a train station Moulsecoomb. There is also the central Brighton train station which is located in the heart of Brighton which will allow you to get to the University in no more than 10-15 minutes. Brighton and Hove’s biggest art festival in May in each, and has a selection of theatres, galleries and events, not to mention the Royal Pavilion. This is located in the heart of Brighton and is one of the crown jewels of the South Coast. The Royal Pavilion is located close to all of the central parts of Brighton.

There are various halls of residents some of them are located in the heart of Brighton. They all have en suites and some are quite near a train station like London Road for example. All located close to the universities.

You will have access to all the sports facilities that are on Falmer and Moulsecoomb Campus including gyms, AstroTurf, pitches and a climbing wall. The seafront is a popular place for runners and cyclists, and beach volleyball is a common place throughout the year not just in the summer. You are within short walking distance of a number of cafes and restaurants.

Moulsecoomb Campus – This is 2 miles north of Brighton city centre and the seafront, Moulsecoomb is a large 4 campus’ with normally in excess of 8,000 students.

This area is popular with students and it is just a short walking distance from the city centre or a cycle/bus ride away. The areas include Moulsecoomb, Bevendean, Hollingbury, Elm Grove, Hanover and other suburbs that stretch up the hills on either side of Lewes Road.

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You will find a lot of houses located in this area and we have a huge amount under our property management so don’t hesitate to contact us.

The social scene is lively as you will be able to get into the mix of bars, pubs, clubs, theatres and live music venues.

There are loads of arts and crafts in the area to do. The choice of cafes and restaurants is absolutely huge throughout the area. The sports on campus includes, basketball, badminton courts, fitness suite and climbing wall. Just beyond the campus within short you will be able to find facilities for every sport from beach volleyball to touch rugby. It is only a short walking distance to the seafront and beautiful South Downs which you can explore on foot or by bike.

Falmer Campus – This campus is on the edge of the South Downs National Park. There are over 7,000 students based here and it has superb modern facilities.

It is a short walk to Moulsecoomb, Bevendean, Hollingbury, Elm Grove and other suburbs.

The social scene is obviously student life at it’s best as there is so much to do in the local area. There are huge amounts of arts and crafts in the area and we have many houses that are located here.

For sports there is a flood light AstroTurf football pitch, netball and tennis courts, a sports centre with a fitness suite and various other sports facilities. You don’t have to look far beyond the campus to find other sports. It is also right next door to the Brighton and Hove Albion Amex stadium.


Hanover and Lewes Road Area

Hanover is an attractive and diverse area built into one of Brighton’s most famous hills. So, don’t forget to get your walking boots on! Lewes Road skirts it’s bottom and sitting at the top of Queens Park Road is the stunning park. In between lives a vibrant community filled with colourful terraces, local shops and several popular pubs serving local craft beer. They also all compete for the best Sunday roast. It is just a short walk down from any of the hills to which the shops and amenities of Lewes Road and there is a 24 hour bus service to the University Campus at Moulsecoomb and Falmer. It also goes into the city or anywhere on the beach. Students can find a range of accommodation here, from 1 to 2 bed flats to student houses up to 8 bedrooms and rents in the area are average for the city.

If you are currently looking for student accommodation in Hove why not click here and search now.

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Kemptown Village

Kemptown sits on the East of the city centre along the coast as the wonderful diverse. It has strong LGBT community. It holds a length of history of fine Victorian terraces and regency buildings with quirky shops, cafes and restaurants and bars running through the middle of it. The Royal County Sussex Hospital is located in the middle so it is perfect for medical students studying and working there. The American Express building is also a prime employer for students who can work part time and flexible hours whilst they study. The accommodation is very mixed from whole houses to modern apartments and rents can be slightly higher due to the easy access to the city centre and the station. The Brighton University Art College is accessible on foot and there are many buses which can take you to each campus of Moulsecoomb and Falmer.

Want to view our current listing of student accommodation why not click here and search now.


Finding a property to rent in Brighton and Hove

Don’t fancy any of the above areas then don’t worry. There are many areas throughout the whole of Brighton and Hove and you don’t need to be near the Universities to enjoy yourself. It all depends no what you are looking for whether you want to be close at hand to a station, beach, bars or buses and there are various areas in Brighton that we can help you with.

Most student accommodation is done on a part furnished basis but it varies from property to property. There is the basics like a desk, chair, beds, wardrobes and perhaps even a sofa. It is something you will need to decide on when you are looking for a property.


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It is always good to look at the area that you want before you consider making it home. Once you think you have found the area then give us a call and we will be able to help you with your student accommodation search.Click here for the latest list.

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Which type of accommodation is best for you?

When starting to search for accommodation it is important you understand what is going to be the best accommodation for you. Most students will have various different types of options such as;

Halls of residence.

These are normally owned and managed by the university and are generally only let out to first year students. They are a great way to adjust if you have been living at home and you want new friends. They often have a variety of options including catered as well as self-catered and ensuite. Some have shared bathrooms and some have common rooms but it just depends what you are looking for. They can range quite wildly in price.

House/flat share.

This can be one of the most common types of private accommodation for students after their first year. You can rent a property with friends so you can be with people you know all the time. Harringtons Lettings have one of the largest selection of properties from 1 bedroom flats, double rooms all the way through to house shares. With various different houses to rent in great locations.

Private halls of residence.

There seems to be a lot more private hauls of residence especially in the Brighton and Hove area. These are often either owned by the university or a private supplier such as Unison. They are generally more expensive but have a higher level of amenities for students. They could have for instance restaurants/bars near by and gyms on site. Often they will have a concierge who will be able to help you. Contracts often vary from 40 weeks to 52 weeks and as they are independent you will be sharing with a diverse mixture of people from all types of universities. It is a perfect place for meeting new people and the rents can differ dramatically.

Rent a room in a private house.

You can often private adverts where you can rent a room where the landlord currently lives. It may not be the ideal accommodation you are looking for during your university days but sometimes it can be a useful stop gap option. You may have left it too late to look for private rented accommodation therefore it is another option.
It is important you know what type of accommodation you are looking for before you start your search.

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When to start to looking for accommodation.

This is very much down to the individual person and in reality there is not one right answer. We have always found that every person is different but the earlier you look the more likely you will get exactly what you want. The benefit of looking early allows you to ensure you get accommodation in a location you want at the price you want. There is a wider option also. The longer you leave it and whilst you may still be able to find a property to live in. It might not have such a wide range choice and you may have to compromise on various parts.
You may find that there are other types of accommodation you can search for not just student accommodation.

New to university?

If you are a new applicant to university then you will often be offered accommodation with application this can be finalised when your offer is confirmed. If you are a late applicant or gain your place through clearing it is still likely you can be offered some form of accommodation depending if it is all rented out or not. However, the later it is the less likely the desirable option.

First year students.

You will notice many people will start looking for accommodation as early as October or November. We often have the first few enquiries in late October beginning of November and they become earlier every year. We find the feedback from students is that the best properties go at the best price very early. You will often find that universities suggest holding off till at least January or February but there is no guarantee you will find what you want at the right price. Obviously, it is totally a matter for you.

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How to save time by narrowing down your options.

You have now decided on what type of accommodation you are looking for and want to start your search. There are three most important criteria;


It may sound simple but the amount of rent you want to pay is ultimately going to pay a key role in your accommodation search. There is a going to be a wide variety of options here as the cost of rent can very significantly depending on the type of accommodation you chose and its location. There is no weekly standard rent as most areas fluctuate on a regular basis dependant on supply and demand.
There is no rule of thumb it is just something you need to look at. Obviously, the bigger the budget the nicer the property and potentially the better location.


We understand that most tenants that location is the most important aspect of their accommodation. However, they split into two different groups. Generally some students want to live close to the place they are studying at so they can walk to class each day. We have some fantastic properties to rent near the universities. House shares are often a bit further away and may involve a short ride or bus journey to the class. What they are looking for is something a bit more vibrant and attractive like the town centre. However, everyone is different.


Most students are looking for a high speed, high quality broadband in the area as well as the standard basic such as a bed, table, wardrobe etc. Every property has a different level and quality of amenity and this can also be relevant to your budget. You might pay more where there are private hauls that offer gyms, cinema rooms and private bars. That is totally a matter for you.

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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
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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