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rented accommodation sought in Lewes!

On 30 Jun 2010 at 5:58am Victoria wrote:
Hi all, for reasons of work, schools and just plain wanting to we're plsanning to move to Lewes in 3 weeks when our house sale in Brighton is complete .. but have nowhere to go at present! We're after a 3 or 4 BR within walking distance of the station and have a 2 1/2 year old. Anyting considered at this point as are any suggestions of where to look locally. Thanks in advance!
On 30 Jun 2010 at 11:11am AKane wrote:
Ashton Burkinshaw in lewes are a rental agent, they are opposite the tourst info shop
On 30 Jun 2010 at 12:22pm MC wrote:
Darren at BPM Property Management Lewes always worked well for me. Google can find their site.
On 30 Jun 2010 at 12:22pm Down and Out wrote:
BPM, Ashton Burkinshaw, Stanley & Partners.
Look on Rightmove or Prime Location
On 30 Jun 2010 at 12:59pm TAFKAPS wrote:
BPM are very good. Dont go near Stanley and Partners they manage to find lots of ways to charge you "admin fees", including charging you if you want a reference from them, £25 a letter!
On 30 Jun 2010 at 1:09pm Down and Out wrote:
And Darren sponsors part of Lewes FC's kit, so he must be a decent sort!
On 30 Jun 2010 at 10:30pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Just been having a look at rental prices and am really shocked. Expect tp pay over 2 grand for 3-4 bedrooms in central lewes. I think the estate agents are trying it on.
On 30 Jun 2010 at 11:31pm Well I Never wrote:
What ever next, a dfl shocked at the cost of living in Lewes. This has got to be some sort of ironic joke.
On 1 Jul 2010 at 8:23am Down and Out wrote:
Not sure what websites you're looking at BB. You can still get 3 or 4 beds in the town centre for £1200pcm if you're patient.
On 1 Jul 2010 at 9:02am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Oddly, the relative differentials in rents and house prices seem to vary a lot between Lewes and London. While Lewes house prices are on a par with cheaper areas of London, but dearer than the cheapest, the rents seem to equate to mid-range London areas.
I can only assume it's to do with the proportion of the total housing stock that's owner occupied or something.
On 1 Jul 2010 at 10:55am Victoria wrote:
Thanks everyone for your tips. I didn't know about BPM so that was v helpful. I suspect Annette is right about why there is very little availablity .. we' re in a tight spot so if anyone knows of anything about to come onto the market I'd be eternally grateful for a tip-off!
On 1 Jul 2010 at 12:38pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I'm shocked because rents seem to have risen A LOT over the last year and I'm not sure why as comparable rents in London have stayed stable. Nothing ironic there, DFL or not, I still have to pay rent on a tight budget. Not all DFL'S are rich you know !!
On 1 Jul 2010 at 8:21pm FieldFairy wrote:
BPM are good, I rented through them and found them to be very helpful and honest. I have no experience of the others. But I don't think you will be able to pick your agent because there is little choice. Also don't hesitate to take a place if it is suitable ? I lost a place by just waiting an hour to think it over. Rents are very expensive and have gone up recently; this is because at the start of a recession/housing crash lots of people move from ownership into rented. You might be able to negotiate a reduced rent if you take a longer term agreement, 1 ? 2 years. Also check the status of the landlord, make sure they don't have the house on the market and are not planning to put it on the market as you will have no security if this is the case. At some point during your search for accommodation in Lewes it will probably seem like it's not worth it. But it is, and once you've settled, had a swim in Pells and a few jugs of Harveys, you'll wonder why you didn't do it years ago. Good luck.
On 2 Jul 2010 at 4:17pm Clifford wrote:
These rents are fascinating - I think I might throw everything in, rent out my house and go and live in a palace in Azerbaijan.

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