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Ashton Burkinshaw is one of the largest, most experienced and respected residential letting agents in the South East and is certainly the most dynamic specialist letting company.

We are still a fiercely independent Company and our clients benefit from the personal attention that comes from being an independent, but with the marketing strength of a large Company.

Whatever the reason for letting your property, it is absolutely essential that you take professional advice before seeking tenants. There are serious financial, legal and security implications when letting property and you need to be fully aware of these. All our potential clients are given a free rent assessment, together with the detailed advice and an in-depth presentation of our services and fees.

Professionalism is demanded by today’s landlords; we have been members of ARLA, the Association of Residential Letting Agents since the early 1980’s, following very strict bye-laws and guidelines designed to protect clients and maintain standards.

Some of our Directors have been working in the lettings industry since 1971. The Company continues to benefit from their extensive expertise. Chairman, Phillip Cook and Director, Frances Burkinshaw, are both past chairmen of ARLA. Lindsay Ostervig is the current Vice President of ARLA and both Lindsay and Frances are industry trainers to delegates throughout the UK. This shows that the industry holds them in the highest esteem.

Another division of Ashton Burkinshaw is Burkinshaw Block Management (BBM), with the head office in Tunbridge Wells. Here, we manage the common parts of residential estates and blocks of flats for Residential Management Companies and Freeholders, once again offering a very personal, efficient service which we believe is unrivalled in Kent and Sussex.

Reasons Why Landlords Should Use Ashton Burkinshaw

    • ARLA members – Promoting the highest standards in residential lettings governed by strict codes of conduct when dealing with property management
    • The care and attention of being an independent company
    • The marketing power of a larger company with branches throughout the South East and marketing through a variety of medias
    • Specialist staff training to provide the best possible service at your local branch level
    • Professional legal and safety advise
    • Unrivalled local knowledge – Some of AB’s senior staff have worked in the area for over 30 years
    • A unique rent and legal costs protection plan which protects the landlord when a tenant fails to pay the rent due. Also covering legal costs
    • Flexibility - Services can be packaged to suit individual requirements
    • Comprehensive referencing through Letsure including credit searches, run checks on applications through leading referencing agencies, employment referencing and previous rental history.
    • Carefully constructed tenancy agreements including both Non and Housing Act agreements, Deeds and Premium Leases
    • We are FSA principles enabling us to deal with your insurance claims. Non Principle agents will not under the recent regulations.
    • An out of hours emergency response service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Unique to AB.
    • Landlord block contents and buildings insurance available providing specialist cover specific to the industry, including theft/attempted by tenants.
    • Extensive database of qualified contractors

Reasons Why Tenants Should Use Ashton Burkinshaw

    • ARLA bonding and TDS membership is available to ensure your money is kept safe during the course of your tenancy
    • Further branches throughout the South East with a wide selection of property means we may just have the right property for you
    • Our extensive reputation means landlords are encouraged to let via us, providing us with regular quality instructions
    • We ensure that every property is safe according to the various laws and regulations
    • Reasonable referencing charges
    • No ongoing fees through the tenancy providing you abide by the terms of the agreement
    • We are FSA principles enabling us to deal with insurance claims on behalf of our landlords. Most agents cannot. Block tenant insurance is also available.
    • No industry jargon, no complicated small print.
    • Sound advise – We are particular about our duty of care to all of our tenants
    • Peace of mind you are dealing with a reputable agent, particularly where your money is involved

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Contact details

47 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2DD

Letting: 01273 839121  Local call rate
Fax: 01273 488577

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