Choosing the right Estate Agents is key when selling your property

Choosing the right Estate Agents is key when selling your property. At Barrie Aldertons we have a dedicated sales office with experienced and well trained staff who will be able to provide you with information on all aspects of estate agency.

As we have been established in the Hanover area for over 20 years, longer than other local agent so we can provide you with expert knowledge of the local area and up to date market information.

We will always help and guide you through all aspects of selling your property and our services include:

  • Free and no obligation market appraisals
  • Competitive fees
  • No lengthy sole agency agreements which means you are not tied into a contract
  • Full colour sales particulars with internal and external photos where possible
  • All properties advertised on, and all their affiliated websites.
  • We advertise in The Latest Homes and Argus Property magazines
  • Your property will be marketed in both our Southover Street office an our London Road office
  • Contact our database of applicants to inform them of properties for sale
  • We accompany all viewings
  • Keep you informed and up to date with the sale of your property from beginning to end
  • We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
  • There are plenty more good reasons why you should choose us as your estate agent so why don't you contact us to arrange for either Barrie or Vicky to explain these to you

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Choosing the right letting agent is very important. If you choose to let with Barrie Alderton you can be sure that you will receive a professional and friendly service. We maintain very high standards set out by the professional bodies we are members of NAEA, ARLA, The Property Ombudsman and the only combined Estate and Letting Agent to be part of the Buy with Confidence Scheme which means we are Trading Standards Approved.

Once you have contacted us we will endeavour to find the home that suits you, we will escort you on viewings and we are flexible with times offering evening and Saturday appointments, we then support you through the whole process of setting up your tenancy as well as ongoing assistance throughout your tenancy.

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions. Please note that our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements are Joint and Several therefore if you share a property all tenants and guarantors are responsible for all of the rent.

We recommend that you should consider taking our Tenants Contents Insurance to cover your own belongings. If you are interested in a quote please click on the following link:

Link: HomeLet

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Stage 1

- Pay administration fee £180 per person- this takes the property off the market.

Stage 2

- Complete and return your application form along with proof of ID (passport or driving license) and proof of address (this must be a recent utility bill). If you are a student must also provide your student ID. This must be returned within 3 working days otherwise the landlord may choose to put the property back on the market.

At this stage we submit your application forms to our credit referencing agency who will return a report to us either stating Acceptable, Acceptable with a Guarantor, or Declined, dependent on their findings. To avoid any delays please ensure you provide all of the correct information. This process usually takes 2-3 days however it can take longer if the agency has difficulty contacting your referees. To be considered acceptable your income will need to be 2.5 times that of the annual rent, if less than that you will require a guarantor and a guarantor must be earning 3 times that amount and be a property owner to be acceptable. If you have been self-employed for less than 2 years you will automatically require a guarantor. One of our staff will go through all of this with you when you initially come into our office.

Stage 3

- If you are acceptable we will write to you and confirm the amount that you will have to pay and advise you of the check in details. This will be the first month's rent in advance + deposit (equal to six week's rent) + inventory fee. The landlord will pay for the inventory to be drawn up and the landlord and tenants pay half the cost of the check in and check out each. This money must have cleared our account before the tenancy can be signed.

If the property is taken in excess of 2 months of the start date of the tenancy a Holding Bond of £400 must be paid once references are complete and acceptable. The Holding Bond will be credited towards the first month's rent. If applicants fail to progress the tenancy the Holding Bond will not be refunded.

Please note if the landlord has given permission for you to have a pet at the property you will be required to pay an extra £200 deposit and sign a pet deed.

This can be paid by bank transfer, credit or debit card payment (please note that there is a 3% handling charge for credit cards).

Stage 4

- Once we receive your deposit payment we will register it with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme of which we are members.

Stage 5

- If you require a guarantor we must have received completed acceptable references on your guarantor and a signed and witnessed Deed of Guarantee along with proof of ID (passport or driving license) and proof of address (this must be a recent utility bill).

Stage 6

- On the day that your tenancy commences you will be required to attend the property at a pre-arranged time to meet the inventory clerk whilst they carry out the check in. Following that you be required to come to our office to sign the tenancy agreement and complete a standing order mandate for future rent payments. We require one standing order per property.

Stage 7

- We will give you the Prescribed Information, Certificate of Registration for your Deposit, Energy Performance Certificate, Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate.

Stage 8

- We will endeavour to notify the utility providers of gas and electric and also Southern Water and Brighton & Hove Council Tax department of a change of occupier, however this is your responsibility and you are advised to contact them also. Tenants are responsible to pay all of these costs.

Now that you have moved into your home we endeavour to offer you the best service possible. You can contact us in person in our London Road office during the week 9am - 5pm or in Southover Street office on Saturdays 10am-4pm. During this time we are also available on the telephone 01273 884 554 or 01273 570 242 (Saturdays) or by e-mail at

If you have a maintenance issue please contact us as soon as possible during working hours. Please note we are not managing agents and so are not permitted to carry out any work but we will try to contact the landlord as soon as possible to get permission to send a tradesman around. Most tradesman can use our office key if the tenants are agreeable however some firms will not attend a property if the tenants are not in attendance. It is the tenant's responsibility to be there, if you require someone from our office to attend there will be a charge made, similarly if we have to attend to give access if you are locked out.

We do carry out property visits every quarter to highlight any possible issues that may arise in good time before they become a serious issue we will write to you in advance.

Please notify our office immediately if there are to be any changes to your tenancy.

You must contact us immediately if you are having any difficulty in paying the rent. If your rent is late we will try to contact you by telephone, once it is 7 days late we will send you a written reminder, if it remains outstanding you will be sent a further letter every 7 days and an administration fee will be charged.

As well as paying the rent it is the tenants' responsibility to keep the property in good condition. In Victorian houses condensation can be a problem. Please see Brighton & Hove City Council's Information Sheet

When you decide you wish to vacate the property you must give written notice in accordance with the tenancy agreement. We will arrange for a check out of the property and this is what the landlord will use to decide if they wish to make any deductions from the deposit regarding cleaning, damage or gardening etc. We will write to you with any proposed deductions and at this stage it is up to you to agree or dispute them. If agreement cannot be made the decision can be passed to the TDS of which we are members, all deposits paid to us are registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and we are bound by their terms and conditions.

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In 1997 Barrie Alderton Estate Agents began offering Brighton landlords a professional and comprehensive letting service continuing the ethos of Barrie Aldertons to provide excellent service with a friendly and approachable manner. This new section of the business came about due to local demand and requests, the small portfolio of property soon grew due to word of mouth recommendations. Since the lettings business has continued to flourish and our new office on London Road was needed to accommodate our lettings team as we were outgrowing our old home due to our success.

Even with our expansion we have managed to maintain an honest and personal service, we have a very low turnover of staff and all our members are all experienced and fully trained in all aspects of letting.

We are pleased to inform you that we are bonded by the NAEA, members of the Ombudsman Scheme, and members of TDS (The Dispute Service). Please note that as from the 6th April 2009 only agents who are members of an approved body of the NAEA, ARLA or RICS can register with the TDS. We were also the first Estate / Letting Agent to be approved by Trading Standards (Buy with Confidence Scheme), Brighton and Hove City Council.

As well as advertising in the windows of our offices in prominent positions we extensively advertise to ensure that your property gets the most coverage possible including Latest Homes, The Argus Property, Rightmove,

We would be happy to arrange a market appraisal of your property at a time that is convenient to you. Please contact us by telephone on 01273 884 554 or e-mail when we would be happy to arrange an appointment or answer any of your queries. Whether you are new to being a landlord or you have multiple properties, we are confident that we can tailor our service to suit you.

Depending on your requirements we can:

  • Find Tenants
  • Find Tenants and Collect Rent
  • Full letting service

We carry out stringent checks and references on all potential tenants which we feel ensures we get good quality tenants for your property. All of our paperwork including our tenancy agreement and terms and conditions have been approved by Trading Standards.

We will help assist you to prepare the property for letting, arranging an EPC, Landlord Gas Safety Certificate, NICEIC and advising you regarding all paperwork you are required legally to hold, as well as carrying out a pre-tenancy property visit to highlight any potential issues.

If you choose our full letting service as well as dealing with administration throughout the tenancy and maintenance issues by liaising with the tenants, yourself and our professional tradesman (who have been CRB checked), we also carry out periodic property visit and send you reports. We offer you support throughout the tenancy and help make being a landlord as stress free as possible.

We will liaise with the tenants when it comes to the return of the deposit as well as arranging quotes, cleaning etc. following your instructions.

There is of course much more involved than we can mention here and would be happy to send you our Landlord Information Pack on request or come and discuss it personally at the property.

If you are looking for a buy to let property please speak to our sales team who would be happy to offer you their help and advice on 01273 570 242 or

We feel that the quality of our service is what sets us apart from other letting agents so please contact us today.

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