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  • Harringtons Lettings - Hove

    169 Hangleton Way Hangleton, Hove BN3 8EY

    Harringtons are now one of the only agents in Brighton and Hove who only specialise in lettings.  We do lettings only because it is what we are good at.  Why use any other company who don't specialise in this area! Our only focus is to let your property and provide you and your tenant with a totally transparent, expert and quality service! It is what we are good at and what we have been doing since 1993.

    Lettings has been one of the safest and best performing investments as well as combining the benefits of a monthly income with the potential for capital appreciation over a long period of time. Many of our landlords relationships with us are of a long term nature so that we can maximize their investment.

    Our landlords, whether they are accidental landlords or commercial, all have a common desire to ensure that their most expensive asset is maintained to a high standard by professionals that they can rely on. With this in mind we have put together an experienced team and an unbeatable formula for letting properties. There are very few agents, whether corporate or individuals, that can compete with Harringtons.

    We understand that choosing your letting agent is one of the most important decisions that you can make and will have an impact on the value of your asset or investment. You will need an agent that you can rely on to help you, that has expertise in the field, resources and an ethos to deliver a consistently high quality of service and, more than ever, full knowledge of the law.

    The team we have assembled are some of the most qualified in the industry and fully committed to caring and providing comprehensive customer service. We are all fully trained and have exceptional knowledge of the market. You can always rely on our expertise, having been in the property market for many years and having many clients since we started in 1993.

    We work very closely with our landlords and appreciate that they all have different requirements. Having taken pride in our independence, we can be flexible and work with you to ensure that you get the best possible rent as well as tenants for your property.

    We hope that you will decide to trust us to look after your property and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with placing your investment in our staffs' hands.

    Lettings: 01273 083849

  • HW Estate Agents - Hove

    157 Sackville Road Hove BN3 3HD

    HW Estate Agents offering a bespoke, tailored service specialising in residential sales and lettings. 

    Founded by Charles and Liam who have gained experience dealing in many areas of the property industry, including; Residential Sales and Lettings, Land Sites, Commercial Properties and New Homes Developments

    "We pride ourselves on the personal service we offer every client and understand that not everyone's needs our the same. This is why we tailor our bespoke services to each individual client. We look to build relationships with our friendly and personal approach and believe this is something you will only find at HW estate agents."

    "We believe that with correct exposure and marketing, combined with the bespoke service we provide, we will not only achieve you the best possible price for your property but also make the sale or rental of your property as stress free as possible."

    "Most estate agents believe their job is done when an offer is accepted. For us this is just the beginning."

    Sales: 01273 083691

    Lettings: 01273 083691

  • Young Lee - Brighton

    73 Upper Gloucester Road Brighton BN1 3LQ

    Young Lee is a well established Letting Agent situated in a prime location close to Brighton Station.  Our team of dedicated and experienced staff provide a professional but friendly service.

    The company is fully conversant with the industry's codes of practice as well as being affiliated to, and licensed by the relevant bodies.  Thus tenants and landlords alike can rest assured that they receive high levels of customer service as well as peace of mind that Young Lee meet and exceed industry standards.

    Lettings: 01273 283878

Brighton and Hove estate agents

A guide to Brighton and Hove

Brighton & Hove, sometimes known as London-by-Sea, is located in the south east of England on Sussex’s east coast.

Although served by the same council — Brighton & Hove City Council — the towns have differing characters. Brighton has a reputation for being the louder of the two areas with its lively nightlife and bustling town centre. With its quieter streets and beaches, Hove is known for being popular with those after a more peaceful lifestyle.

Regency House, Brighton
Regency houses, Brighton

Brighton & Hove property

The area of Fiveways – in the north of the city – is popular for those with children because of its good schools and welcoming parks. The houses are fairly big but come with a high price tag too. Westdene – also a northern suburb – is a greener part of town and also attracts families because of Westdene Primary School’s good reputation. Poets’ Corner – commemorated because its streets are named after great poets such as Wordsworth, Byron and Coleridge – has mainly three or four bedroom homes with small gardens, again making the area popular with young families. Kemp Town – a 19th century residential estate in the east of Brighton – offers some of the finest examples of seafront architecture in the UK with its white stucco Georgian terraces. It is home to many of Brighton’s boutique hotels and is a pricier part of the city attracting a mix of people.

Brighton’s centre does not have a huge amount of property available but its sale stock is mostly two or three bedroom cottages in Victorian or Regency terraces.

Areas such as Brunswick Square, Adelaide Crescent and Regency Square are some of the most desirable places to live in Hove, each built around communal gardens. The highest value street is the Western Esplanade, where a property will cost upwards of £2million.

Brand Vaughan's Marketing Manager, Mike Everett, says that for him, the area of Roedean on the outskirts of Brighton has some of the best properties available. He said: “Roedean has huge appeal. It mostly consists of detached homes, some with swimming pools, and is very popular with parents from the award winning Brighton College.”

What are the average sale prices in Brighton & Hove?

According to local estate agents at Brand Vaughan, the below sales prices refer to the average prices across Kemp Town, Queen's Park and Hanover, Roedean, Preston Park and Fiveways, Seven Dials and Clifton, Central Brighton and North Lane.

  • One bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £205,135
  • Two bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £379,623
  • Two bedroom house in Brighton & Hove - £386,663
  • Three bed house in Brighton & Hove - £529,800

Tristan White, a Negotiator at John Hoole Estate Agents, said: “The demand for family homes has increased since the start of 2015, with the average price for these ranging from £500,000 to £550,000 and the higher end properties ranging from £800,000 to £850,000.”

What are the average rental prices in Brighton & Hove?

According to Brand Vaughan, the below rental prices refer to the average prices across Kemp Town, Queen's Park and Hanover, Roedean, Preston Park and Fiveways, Seven Dials and Clifton, Central Brighton and North Lane.

  • One bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £1,031 pcm
  • Two bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £1,376 pcm
  • Two bedroom house in Brighton & Hove - £1,376 pcm
  • Three bed house in Brighton & Hove - £1,494 pcm

Paul Bonett, Director of Bonett’s estate agents, explained that the city tended to attract a mixture of tenants of all ages and had also seen a growth in demand for smaller properties that were slightly cheaper. He said: “One bedroom properties with outside space seem to be letting very quickly in the current market, as professionals working in Brighton are keen to be close to the city centre.

“The Royal Sussex County Hospital is also close, which often means our rental properties gain a lot of interest from hospital staff and sometimes medical students who are keen to rent within the area.”

Essential information

What are the best and most popular schools in Brighton & Hove?

For its size, Brighton has a huge number of high performing independent and state schools.

But Mr Everett (Brand Vaughan) added: “The school catchment area boundaries in Brighton are constantly changing so many parents buy homes well within their preferred catchment area, which in turn makes house prices higher around the schools with strong Ofsted results”.

For primary schools in Hove, Goldstone Primary School is popular. Having struggled in the past it is now highly regarded and so are West Hove Infants and Davigdor Infant School.

For primary education in Brighton, Westdene Primary School, Balfour Primary School, Carden Primary School, Hertford Infant and Hertford Junior School all have either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports and are favoured by parents.

Brighton College, a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged three to 18, is hugely popular. It has a beautiful campus in the middle of Brighton and an impressive academic record. Roedean Independent School, a day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18, also achieves outstanding results.

Rodean School, Brighton
Roedean School, Brighton

Lancing College, a co-educational boarding school for children aged 13 to 18, overlooks the South Downs and sea beyond, and also has the largest chapel in the world.

For higher education, the thriving University of Brighton has campuses based in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings and is well loved for its students. Alternatively, the University of Sussex has a wonderful location on the South Downs just outside the city centre and ranks highly in league tables.

What types of local transport are available in Brighton & Hove?

London Gatwick is the nearest airport and can be reached in less than 40 minutes. Driving to London along the M23 will take about an hour and a half without traffic. On the railways, Brighton to London services run direct and depart regularly throughout the day, with a journey time of just over an hour to Victoria station.

Brighton railway station is very centrally located and is a short walk to the centre of town or 15 minutes to the seafront. Once in town, driving is not advisable. As a small place it is difficult to find parking spaces and the one-way system is tricky to master. Mr Bonett (Bonett’s estate agents) recommends the best way to travel around the city is on foot as everywhere is walking or cycling distance and there are plenty of signs around to help you out. Brighton is part of the National Cycle Network and cycle routes along the seafront are particularly scenic.

Where are the best restaurants in Brighton & Hove?

Brighton & Hove has over 300 pubs and more restaurants per head than any other city outside of London, so the choice on offer when it comes to eating out is almost endless. For steak, The Coal Shed Restaurant will not disappoint. It has a modern bistro feel to it and serves a hearty Sunday lunch. For beautifully cooked English dishes with an Italian twist, head to Semolina in north Brighton. The emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients is popular with visitors and so are the reasonable prices. Terre à Terre is regarded as one of the UK’s best vegetarian restaurants and is well-loved for its innovative menu and top quality food.

Brighton city has a spectacular array of boutique cafés. In Marine Parade is ThewitchEZ Photo Design Café Bar. It has a lovely courtyard for warmer days – a special place with a delectable range of dishes and super friendly staff. Slice Sussex in Church Road in Hove is a lovely, cosy café that has a unique retro meets urban look and feel to it and it offers some excellent food. The full English breakfast is a firm favourite. The world famous Choccywoccydoodah shop, which features chocolate and cake works of art, is definitely worth a visit. It specialises in one-off sculptures, bespoke wedding cakes and other delicious creations. The café upstairs, which has about eight tables (so expect to queue), is a fascinating place to stop for a chocolate fix.

What’s Brighton & Hove’s nightlife like?

The city has plenty of theatres, comedy clubs and art and music venues that attract top acts. Krater Comedy Club at Komedia can be enjoyed five nights a week – a perfect place for big groups, with a night of comedy and a meal costing just over £20 per person.

For cinemas, The Duke of York’s Picturehouse on Brighton Road is one of a kind. It claims to be the oldest continually operating cinema in Europe. It opened in 1910 and still only has one screen, championing art house cinema. The décor, great aesthetics and comfy seating make it a thoroughly enjoyable spot for an evening out.

However, it’s no surprise that Brighton, more than Hove, has incredible nightlife — which makes it popular with students — and it is known for having one of the liveliest gay scenes in the world. The LGBT and straight communities integrate seamlessly around the city but there are also many exclusively gay pubs, bars and clubs in Brighton’s ‘gay quarter’ in Kemp Town. Legends, a long-standing favourite, has an all-day bar with a sea facing terrace and is a popular clubbing spot at weekends. Worth mentioning, according to Mr Everett (Brand Vaughan), are Brighton’s own breweries that supply delicious local ales and craft beers. Brighton Beer Dispensary in Dean Street is a handsome bar where you can discover everything innovative and new about beer. It has cask and keg selections, barrel beers and two “mystery” beers, which are purposefully left unnamed on the pumps with the intention of encouraging visitors to converse with the friendly staff, who are more than happy to impart their ‘beer wisdom’.

Where are the best places to go shopping in Brighton & Hove?

Most cities have a quirky shopping area but Brighton’s shopping area is exceptional. Along with all the usual retail stores you find in most cities, Brighton has shops for anything from vintage clothing to magic supplies. It even has its own bespoke perfumery. The Lanes in Brighton hold many unusual shops and rambling around its little streets, even if you don’t go inside any shops, is a great way to spend an afternoon.

The Lanes shopping district, Brighton
The Lanes shopping district, Brighton

Are there any annual events hosted in Brighton & Hove?

The Brighton Festival, which takes place annually in May, is the UK’s second largest arts festival after Edinburgh. Also very popular is the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday, on the seafront at Hove Lawns. Come rain or shine it’s a great day (or three), with lots of free events.

Where are the best places to visit with children in Brighton & Hove?

The centre of Brighton is brimming with things to do and see. The fabulous award winning Jubilee Library is a great place for both adults and kids alike, with its children’s library. Usage of computers is free and extra protection is provided for young users. Being a town popular with young families, there are plenty of child friendly clubs and classes for kids and the range on offer is impressive. Kids can choose between arts, crafts, drama, dance, football, gymnastics, horse riding, language classes, martial arts, music, swimming lessons, watersports and yoga.

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

What are the top things to do in Brighton & Hove?

The Royal Pavilion is a must see for anyone that chooses to visit Brighton. The spectacular seaside palace houses furniture and works of art, including original pieces lent by the Queen, and it has a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. There’s also the Hove Museum & Art Gallery, which is a wonderful place to admire some beautiful exhibits in peaceful surroundings. It houses some good exhibitions and a tremendous room dedicated to childhood with traditional toys. The tea room is a lovely place to take a break. Joint tickets for these iconic buildings are available and ideal for families planning a weekend of history exploring Brighton’s attractions or as a unique gift.

Are there many open spaces in Brighton & Hove?

Open spaces mostly come in the form of pebbly beaches and there is usually something happening every weekend because Brighton beach and the seafront offer a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of activities. There’s nothing quite like a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier to clear your head and revive your appetite. Popular activities include the annual Burning the Clocks and Paddle Round the Pier events. If a walk along the promenade or beachfront doesn’t take your fancy, the South Downs are just a short drive away.

South Downs, Brighton
South Downs, Brighton

What leisure facilities are available in Brighton & Hove?

Brighton & Hove has its fair share of gyms. Active4less Gym in Hove is a great value gym with helpful staff and trainers. Free classes and not having to sign a contract make it a very popular choice. The Gym in Madeira Drive is 24 hour and also low cost. There are also the more expensive chains including LA Fitness, David Lloyd and Virgin Active.

King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove has a great swimming pool with friendly staff. The larger pool has a slide. Brighton’s council-owned swimming pool is found at the Prince Regent Swimming Complex in the city centre, which has four pools.

Insider’s guide: Top tip for getting off the beaten track in Brighton

Hidden away in the maze of The Lanes, just north of the seafront, is BYOC Brighton and this hidden gem is the closest place you’ll find to an authentic 1920s speakeasy. To enter you must ring the bell, you’re then ushered inside and led down into a vintage, Art Deco style room. Picture vintage pianos, record players and even a secret cinema, all concealed underground. The bar is a twist on the ‘bring your own booze’ classic and in BYOC Brighton you take your own bottle of whatever spirit you fancy and pay a £20 fee. You then get to spend a couple of enjoyable hours (or the whole night) having delicious, original cocktails made for you by your own mixologist.

References

The Complete University Guide

Metro

Restaurants Brighton

Visit Brighton

All information is correct at 05/11/15

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