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Sussex Student Pad

If you’re looking for a reputable list of student landlords, visit the Sussex Student Pad.

The website highlights properties and rooms listed by landlords who rent to Sussex students.

The University housing team administers the site and carries out checks on all rooms and properties to make sure they are:

  • safe
  • legally compliant to national housing legislation
  • comfortable homes for you during your studies.

Only Sussex students are granted access to the site. When you move into a Student Pad property, you deal directly with the property owner throughout your tenancy.

Sussex Student Lettings

The Students’ Union at Sussex has their own letting agency.

Sussex Student Lettings have a number of properties to rent each year and all profits go back into support services for students.

You can visit Sussex Student Lettings at their on-campus office based in Falmer House, or at the University of Sussex Information Centre at 91 Lewes Road, Brighton.

Browse properties listed by Sussex Student Lettings.

Search online

You can also search online for properties in and around Brighton & Hove. You can refine your search by area, price and number of bedrooms.

Once you have found a property you are interested in, you can contact the agent or landlord by completing an online form to arrange a viewing.

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You can also use Spare Room to look for available rooms to rent in existing house shares or with a resident landlord.

Important: When completing online searches for properties, always use websites that complete checks to ensure advertisers and properties are real. Avoid websites where anyone can create a listing, as there is no way of verifying the advert is genuine.

Visit letting agents

If you are in the Brighton & Hove area, you may want to visit some letting agents – there’s a good selection of student letting agents in the Lewes Road area of the city.

During your visit to a letting agent you could:

  • discuss the terms of letting with them (terms can vary from agent to agent)
  • ask for a list of the properties each agent has available, or ask them to email you when properties become available.

We have an Information Centre at 91 Lewes Road. If you visit an agent and have any questions about their terms, you can visit the Information Centre and ask us for advice.

Check out agent reviews

When thinking about renting a property, particularly from a letting agent, it is useful to read as many reviews as possible on the service and management of the property. This helps you make an informed decision.

Speaking to other students who have rented in the city can also give you a good idea of first-hand experiences with agents.

You can also browse review websites such as All Agents, which lists students experiences with particular letting agents.

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