We are one of the partners of the www.rentsmartbrightonhove.org group. Working alongside Brighton and Hove City Council, Brighton Housing Trust, Shelter, iHowz Landlord Association, Brighton University and Students’ Union, and other housing groups throughout the city in order to work together to improve the experience for all renters in the city.
We are run by the University of Sussex Students’ Union:
We are the only letting agency in Brighton to have been created and operated by one of the University Students’ Unions. We were set up in 2012 to provide all students in the city with a more supportive and positive lettings experience. Our aim is to ensure our tenants are well prepared, educated and guided throughout their tenancy, to help them to be the best tenants that they can. We want happy tenants, happy landlords, and happy neighbours!
Trusted by students :
Being part of the Students' Union means that the students already have an on-going relationship with us through using the range of services the Union provides, which creates an element of trust and familiarity that they are unlikely to have with other agencies.
We are a Social Enterprise:
We're not profit-driven. As a social enterprise, all our profit after operating costs is spent on providing a range of advice & support services for students. This makes us different; however we believe it also makes us better, as we take a unique approach to lettings means that our focus is on the quality of our service rather than on profit.
Our on-campus location means we have unrivaled access to the students, as well as University staff. This allows us to advertise properties through exclusive means across campus; student and staff newspapers/ events/ housing talks and fairs.We also have a second office on Lewes Road, the heart of the student residential area of Brighton.
Our convenient locations makes the lettings process easier, from viewings through to managing the tenancies (collecting rent payments/ dealing with maintenance issues) as students can easily pop in to see us between lectures, or on their way to and from campus.
Primary Purpose is a GREAT SERVICE:
The agency's primary purpose is to provide good accommodation and a great service to students, and in doing so ensure that both students and landlords receive the best customer service possible from our agency.