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In just four years, Coast to Country Lettings and Property Management has built a reputation for offering a great service to landlords, and with the most competitive rates around, they offer a fantastic deal to anyone looking for a friendly letting agency to take care of their property.

“For me, this is the perfect job,” says Brian Cracknell, who runs Coast to Country Lettings. “When I started this business, it was a lot to do with wanting to get out there and meet people and we do put time into getting to know our landlords. They trust us and know we work really hard at finding perfect tenants for their properties.”

Based in Seaford, Coast to Country specialises in residential lettings from Eastbourne, all along the coast to Brighton and Hove, inland to Lewes and the surrounding areas. As a small and friendly team, they know their landlords and properties well, so can quickly deal with everything – maintenance and emergency issues, tenants, whatever crops up. Brian says he’s learnt a lot since starting the business four years ago and works hard at making sure his landlords get the service they’re looking for, which he says boils down to a few essentials, such as peace of mind that their property is being looked after and getting the rent paid on time.

He also believes it is important for landlords to be offered a fair deal with no hidden catches. Brian and his team managed a property for landlord Jim Ironside for two years. “We would definitely use Coast to Country again and I thoroughly recommend them,” he says. “They offer an excellent service at very competitive rates.”

Keeping the plates spinning! The company has a great team of tried and tested tradesmen and they always do their best to sort things out straight away, replying to calls as soon as possible and then getting on with it. “There’s nothing worse than not having your calls returned when you’ve got a problem and it’s the weekend,” says Brian. “So we’re available seven days a week, which is reassuring for both our landlords and the tenants. That’s where the buzz is, after all – keeping all the plates spinning and trying to make sure everyone is happy!”

Jacqueline Ede, who rents a property in Eastbourne through Coast to Country, says she would not hesitate to recommend them to prospective tenants. “Ensuring a successful bridge to our landlady, we’ve always had prompt and efficient responses to our requests which means we don’t have to play ‘chase the agent’, which is a great relief.”

Another key element of the business Brian is fanatical about is transparent pricing and he feels landlords can sometimes be lured in with what can look like amazing offers. “But when you read the small print, it’s not as appealing as it might at first appear,” he says. Coast to Country’s policy is to offer one flat management rate, with no added VAT and also with no hidden extras, meaning no surprises for anyone.

Let Only service for landlords happy to manage their properties themselves, Coast to Country also offers a very popular Let Only service. Finding the right tenant can be time-consuming, but for a very competitive fee, Coast to Country gets the property straight on to Rightmove and other property letting sites to quickly attract tenants. “We handle all the enquiries, viewings and paperwork for the landlord,” says Brian. “We even get the new tenants checked in.”

The business is growing and Brian likes to think it is because it has a reputation for offering a reliable and friendly service. “Renting out your property, whether it’s a small garage or multiple properties, can be stressful,” he says. “If you know you can trust the individual or business looking after things for you, that makes a huge difference. Same goes for renting a property to live in – it’s all that much easier if you can always deal with the same person and you feel like you’re being looked after.”

Coast to Country is a member of UKALA, the professional association for the lettings industries, which promotes high standards and protects the interests of agents, landlords and tenants.

For more information, visit: www.coasttocountrylettings.co.uk No gimmicks, No catches, No VAT What’s not to like? Advertiser’s announcement What’s not to like? If you have a property to rent, you need to know it’s going to be in safe hands. That’s where we come in. We’re a small team specialising in residential lettings offering excellent rates, perfect tenants and fantastic service. Don’t forget! If you prefer to manage your property yourself, our Let Only service is very popular and affordable. Lettings and Property Management Eastbourne, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Saltdean Brighton & Hove, Inland to Lewes and all surrounding areas.