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13 – 19 Feb 2018 ★ Issue 866

Are you home yet? With offices covering the whole City

WORTHING WONDERS Michael Jones & Company present stunning homes from across East Sussex Page 10

LANDLORDS’ SCHEME New HMO licensing in Brighton & Hove FIND YOUR NEXT HOME Property for sale and to rent from all over Sussex

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LH CONTENTS 2 | STUDENT HOUSING Ethical, hassle­free property letting through the University of Sussex

5 | LANDLADY Key moments

5 | NOW & THEN


Andy Garth: Bumper Auction

6 | HOMES ACROSS BRIGHTON & HOVE A wide range of homes to rent or buy from page 6

10 | HOMES ACROSS WORTHING A wide range of homes to rent or buy from page 10

16 | LANDLORD ADVICE New HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) regulations for landlords in Brighton & Hove – from Khalil Properties


HOT PROPERTY Family life Perfect for your whole family is this three bedroom detached house, close to local shops, bus services, and schools for children of all ages. With a gorgeous landscaped garden, a front driveway and garage, as well as separate living and family­rooms, this bright and airy home with space for all. £750,000 01273 289336



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LANDLADY Key moments


ne of the bugbears of being a landlady is keeping control of those pesky little things called keys. As you can imagine, I have a collection of keys that would rival the head Warden at Parkhurst, although most of them are now obsolete. I have no way of knowing which ones work where, without trying them all out. As well as my own keys, I have, in mysteriously coded envelopes, the spare keys of many friends, who've since died, emigrated or at least changed their locks several times since they foolishly nominated me as their spare key lady. In the event of them ever needing their spare keys, I would probably be abroad, so unless they had a spare key to my house, they wouldn't be able to get them anyway. Mind you, the other day while I was at work, The Big Daughter returned home to find the rather crestfallen son of my downstairs tenant sitting on the doorstep. His mother was away, he was supposed to be flat sitting, and he'd locked his keys in her flat, thus dooming himself to live on the doorstep for the next five days. The Big Daughter suggested that surely I would have a spare key to the flat (she's inherited

my propensity for optimism) then ran upstairs, where she was confronted by my extensive key museum hanging on the wall outside the kitchen. She returned with two handfuls of keys, and invited my tenant's son to start trying them all out while she went to fetch further examples. As it goes, and amazing though it sounds, the first key they tried was the one to the tenant's front door. What are the chances of that? (Well, about 100 to one, being as you asked).

“ He'd locked his keys in her flat, thus dooming himself to live on the doorstep for the next five days ”

I'm not always so lucky though.... When I was in Turkey last September, I left my entire bunch of UK keys in my Turkish house. On it was my house key, bike lock key and the front door keys to every communal hallway I clean. I am therefore resigned to sitting on various East Sussex doorsteps with my Hoover until someone lets me in, which is not my ideal way of spending my afternoons. I'll get my my keys back from Turkey in April... as long as I can find the keys to my Turkish house, that is.

NOW & THEN Andy Garth: Bumper Auction


t’s unbelievable that we are nearly at March, which means the first Auction of the year for the dynamic duo of Brighton and Hove Stuff and Step Back in Time (or as we know him, Robert the Postcard man in Queens Road). I say “dynamic” in a self deprecating way as when you get to our age, the lighter the auction item, the better!

“ It was a fine example of

how shopping was in the old days ”

Well it seems my constant barracking for the unusual asked for in this here column is starting to pay dividends, as we have over 300 lots for the sale on Tuesday 28th March at the Aldrington Church Hall Glebe Villas Hove (with viewing at 6.30pm with a start time of approx 8pm). So over the next few weeks I will hopefully be presenting a selection of the

gems that can be had. This week we have an immaculate original pamphlet for the opening of the brand new Co Op on London Road Brighton in 1931. It is a lovely piece of ephemera, with some colour and photos of the externals and internals of the new super store, which was closed in 2007 and sold everything imaginable. It is probably missed in the area as it was a fine example of how shopping was in the old days (sorry to sound like my Nan but sometimes the “Old Days” were better). The other item is a rare hand written conveyance deed for a strip of land next to Hanover Crescent from 1823, from before the Crescent was built but does show the Alms Houses (recently defaced). It also has the signature of one of Brighton’s major developers, and in my opinion a “founding father” of where we are today: Thomas Kemp, who was instrumental in so much of the buildings across Brighton and Hove in the early 19th Century. It’s a one­off item and I expect lots of interest, but both lots shown today have a guide price of £20 each.


If you wish to receive a copy of the catalogue when ready by email or by post email me at Or pop in the shop at 28 Western Road Hove.


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Ainsworth Avenue

Whippingham Road

Stafford Road

£775,000 Freehold • Newly Refurbished • Open Plan Kitchen/Diner • Stunning Views • Four Bedrooms. EPC C71 Call Woodingean office on 01273 278866

£400,000 Share of freehold • Fantastic 3 bedroom maisonette • Modern decor/woodburner • Modern kitchen. Share of Freehold • Westerly facing garden. EPC D65 Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

£350,000 Share of freehold • Two bed, ground floor flat • Modern fitted kitchen and bathroom • Rear patio garden • EPC D64 Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

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Cowley Drive £295,000 Freehold • Perfect for First Time Buyers • 3 Bedroom House • In need of some updating • Good Size Rear Garden. EPC C69 Call Woodingdean office 01273 278866

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Carlyle Avenue £370,000 Freehold • Fantastic 3 double bedroom house • African hardwood floors, log burner • Superb master bedroom with stunning views • c45' rear garden. EPC D67 Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

£700,000 Freehold A stunning three double bedroom family home located on an exceptionally popular tree lined residential road in Fiveways. The property has been extended into the side return by the current owners and now offers truly modern open plan living on the ground floor. Other benefits include a wealth of period features, including all of the fireplaces, ceiling moulds and tiled hall flooring. A cleverly designed low maintenance rear garden finishes off what is a wonderful family home. Modern living with a period twist. Energy Rating D67 Call Fiveways Office on 01273 566777

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ne of the greatest worries a landlord experiences is rent arrears and negligent tenants, followed closely by the potential costs of the eviction process and damaged property. Our innovative GUARANTEED RENT SERVICE can remove both worries and provide you with complete peace of mind and hassle­ free lettings. Guaranteed Rent Service is a professional service with no hassle, a service that will not charge you any fees, and a service that gives you the option to guarantee your rental income 365 days of the year. Many landlords underestimate the costs and losses they incur by using a traditional estate agent.

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Why Choose Us? • By letting your property to NGB Lettings, you’ll receive a guaranteed rental income for up to five years, even during void periods. • We’ll take care of lettings and on­going property maintenance, so you don’t have to. • If your property’s not rent ready, our team of professionals will bring it up to scratch, from small decorating jobs and tasteful furnishings, with no up­front costs to you.

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This LUXURIOUSLY presented FAMILY HOME is located with easy access to Worthing and Brighton, with Convenience shop close by, a particular feature of this property is its OPEN PLAN CONTEMPORARY kitchen, FOUR BEDROOMS, Office/Study, two LUXURY shower rooms, Call to view this stunning property....

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Spacious, well presented det bungalow in secluded location, set well back from the road. Large double aspect lounge, 18'4" kitchen/breakfast room, 3 beds, bath/shower/WC, additional cloakroom, study, set in own grounds mainly south garden, long drive to parking, garage. Viewing essential.

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Upper High Street, Town Centre ■ OIEO £300,000

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A WELL PRESENTED FAMILY HOME in the HEART OF THE TOWN within easy reach of shops, facilities & the train station. The property has been refurbished by the current owners & benefits from four good size bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, south facing garden & off street parking.

Substantial family home circa 1860. Sympathetically extended, 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms. Over 3 floors, stunning views over farmland and The Downs, generous gardens. Driveway, parking, garage/workshop, outbuildings.

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LANCING £825,000



• A stunning detached waterfront home

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• Four double bedrooms, four reception rooms

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• 27ft lounge/diner & 30ft games room/gym

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• One bedroom flat/ annexe with potential income

• Stunning countryside & sea views

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• A well extended detached chalet bungalow

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• Versatile accommodation with 4/5 bedrooms

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• 27’6 Tripled aspect lounge, two bathrooms

• Modern fitted kitchen, 2 reception rooms, GF Wc

• Beautiful west facing rear garden

• Distant sea views

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• A spacious three bedroom detached bungalow

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WILBURY ROAD £215,000 • One bedroom third floor flat

• Weekday/daytime house manager

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• South facing balcony

• Block specifically for the over 55s

• Passenger lifts, entry phone security

• Two double beds

• Remainder of 999 yr lease

• Communal residents lounge and garden

• Easy access to shops/restaurants

• Spacious living room

• Located on The Drive

• Gas central heating, double glazing

• Communal library. EPC rating: C

• Ample storage

• EPC rating: C

BATH STREET £249,950

ALBERT ROAD £149,950


• Raised ground floor

• Share of freehold

• Lower ground floor flat

• Raised patio area

• One & two bed apts

• Option for parking

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• One double bedroom

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• Recently converted

• Close to amenities

• Bathroom and W.C

• EPC rating: F

• Modern bathroom

• EPC rating: D

• Integrated appliances

• Close seafront


WISDEN WALK £357,500


• Recently built semi-detached house

• Separate living room

• Split level first & second floor maisonette

• Separate W.C and family bathroom

• Two double bedrooms

• Private west facing garden

• Three double bedrooms

• Clifton Terrace private garden

• Planning for single & 2 storey extension

• Attached garage

• Living room with period features

• Close to Brighton Mainline Station

• Kitchen/dining room

• EPC rating: B

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Has your agent become corporate based? Harrington’s haven’t! Are you losing the personal service you once had? Is your administration being dealt with by a local department with expert knowledge of the area? Or are you now dealing with someone who has never seen your property? Do you think now is the time to be dealing with an independent agent guaranteeing a quality, transparent and expert service? Do you own a house of multiple occupation? Are you aware of the upcoming changes? We are one of the only independent lettings agents left in Brighton and Hove, offering a tailor made service for the last 25 years! 109 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1FA Telephone: (01273) 724000

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SCHEME HMO Regulation


new licensing scheme will come into effect for landlords in Brighton and Hove this March. And it’s going to cost landlords £1,600 in its first year. It is estimated that the licensing scheme will affect more than 3,000 landlords. Anyone who rents out what is classed as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) within the city will fall under the scheme’s sway. The scheme will be used to extend and replace more piecemeal landlord strategies that are currently in place in areas such as Lewes Road. In order to continue renting their HMO properties landlords will need to join the licensing scheme. This will cost an initial £1,000, and then there will be a further £600 each year. What do Brighton landlords think of the scheme? Brighton and Hove landlords have come out strongly in opposition: only a third agree to the plan, according to results from the council’s own survey. The scale of opposition was revealed at a recent meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s housing and new homes committee. It disclosed that the results from a major consultation carried out between June and September in 2017 suggested that the vast majority of private landlords oppose the scheme. Indeed 48 per cent of landlords stated that they strongly opposed the proposed changes. Landlords were not without support in the council. Councillor Mary Mears argued that the scheme may “create more problems for tenants. Landlords will pass on the costs to their tenants, whatever anyone says. That’s business.” Is there such a thing as rent without stress? The Brighton and Hove licensing initiative is just one example of how landlords are having to jump through hoops to realise a return on their investment. There’s the changes to tax relief, the new EPCs, interest rate 16 | LATEST HOMES

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Latest Homes: No 866  

Worthing Wonders, Michael Jones & Company present stunning homes from across East Sussex.

Latest Homes: No 866  

Worthing Wonders, Michael Jones & Company present stunning homes from across East Sussex.