Letting your property with Oakfield

Our landlords have trusted us for more than a quarter of a century, and some have been with us as clients for much of that time. We’re dedicated, professional and experts in our field.

Why let your property with us?

Benefit from our years of experience and knowledge

Letting properties is in our DNA – we’ve been managing rental homes in East Sussex for more than 25 years and have offices in Eastbourne, Hastings & Bexhill. Our in-depth understanding of the industry, our local market and areas are based on many years of experience. What’s more, we pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with our landlords and the way we tailor our services to their needs. So before we do anything else, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your requirements.

Highly professional marketing

No one appreciates better than we do, the importance of marketing a property brilliantly so that it showcases its highlights to attract the best tenants. Not all agencies do this, but we use video tours as well as photos to give potential renters a much better feel for the property and its best features.

Finding the right tenants

In the current market, demand for great rental properties far exceeds supply, so we have numerous applicants registered who are on the lookout for their next home. But before anyone is put forward for your property, they’ll already have completed an application form to give us confidence that they’ll pass our rigorous vetting and referencing processes. This includes a financial credit check, and we’ll also seek an employer’s reference to verify they work where they say they do.

Communication

We fully appreciate that, as a landlord, few things are more frustrating than an uncommunicative letting agent. So you can expect regular updates from us on viewings, references and indeed all aspects of managing your rental property. At the same time, you’ll also have access to your Propertyfile account. This tells you all you need to know about the viewings we’ve done while providing payment statements and outlining any maintenance issues tenants have reported.

Why let your property with us?

The results speak for themselves

Properties let in 2023

Properties let in 2023

Asking price rent achieved

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Asking price rent achieved

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Google reviews

Days from marketing to let agreed

Days from marketing to let agreed

Lettings Process

Step 1 – Valuation

Step 1 – Valuation

Whether you are a first time Landlord or an investor with a portfolio Oakfield are there to support you with the letting of your property. We will meet you at the property to discuss a valuation and which of our services are best suited to you.

Step 2 – Marketing details

We will take photos of the property, prepare a floorplan as well as a virtual tour of the property, this is available for potential Tenants to view prior to attending the property for a viewing to assist them with their searches. At this time we will also discuss with you all the compliance requirements for letting a property.

Step 2 – Marketing details
Step 3 – Viewings

Step 3 – Viewings

Before organising a viewing with an applicant we ask that they complete an application form as well as ensure they have seen the virtual tour so we can ensure the right people view your property.

Step 4 – Accepting a Tenant

With the market moving as fast as it does we often have multiple applications for a property. We will always put these offers to you with all the information for you to deicide who you wish to let your property to.

Step 4 – Accepting a Tenant
Step 5 – Tenancy Progression

Step 5 – Tenancy Progression

Once you have accepted prospective Tenants for the property we will commence with the referencing process, this consists of a credit check, verifying the Tenants income and obtaining a reference for their employment and a Landlord reference where applicable. Once we have completed referencing we will relay these references to you to confirm you are still happy to proceed.

Step 6 – Tenants move in day

Once all the Tenancy agreements have been signed and copies of all the required compliance certificates have been sent to the Tenant it is time for them to move into the property. One of our team will meet them at the property to hand over the keys and give the property a final check.

Step 6 – Tenants move in day
Landlord Services

Landlord Services

Find out more on the services that we can offer to our Landlords, whether you are a Landlord with one property or an investor with a portfolio Oakfield can tailor our services to suit our Landlords.

Landlord Guides

A Guide To Finding (And Keeping) Dream Tenants

A Guide To Finding (And Keeping) Dream Tenants

In our (pretty extensive, though we say so ourselves) experience, there are three key indicators of a potential tenant’s suitability. Find out what they are and how to use them to find your perfect tenants!

A landlord’s guide to switching letting agents

A landlord’s guide to switching letting agents

Changing your letting agency can seem quite a big decision but it doesn’t have to be as complex or time-consuming as you may have thought. Find out more in our guide for landlords.

Lettings made simple

Lettings made simple

It may seem that the lettings business is an intensely competitive one and finding the best agent to let your property can seem quite the challenge. Our guide makes the whole process easier.

Letting Agent Services FAQs

What services does Oakfield provide for landlords?

We offer a full range of letting services including property marketing, tenant screening, rent collection, property maintenance, and handling legal compliance.

How does Oakfield assist tenants in finding a rental property?

We provide a comprehensive property search tool on our website, assistance in viewing properties, and support throughout the application and moving-in process.

What makes Oakfield different from other letting agents?

Our deep local market knowledge, commitment to personalised service, and extensive experience in the East Sussex area set us apart from others.

How does Oakfield ensure properties are maintained to a high standard?

We conduct regular property inspections and work with reliable contractors to address maintenance and repair issues promptly and efficiently.

What is Oakfield's approach to tenant screening?

Our thorough screening process includes credit checks, employment verification, and references to ensure reliable and responsible tenants.

How does Oakfield handle rent collection and financial matters for landlords?

We ensure timely rent collection and provide landlords with detailed financial reports. Our team also handles any financial disputes efficiently.

Can Oakfield help landlords with legal and regulatory compliance?

Yes, we offer expert advice on compliance with housing regulations and laws, reducing the risk of legal issues for landlords.

Why should landlords and tenants choose Oakfield for their letting needs?

Our expertise, customised services, and excellent track record in property management make us a trusted choice for both landlords and tenants.

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A selection of our most recent properties to let

  • Station Road, Hastings, TN34 1FA

    To Let
    1 Bedroom
    1 Bathroom
    1 Reception
    £1,000 pcm
    A newly refurbished one bedroom flat in the heart of Hastings town centre.Situated on the second floor, the property comprises: spacious living room with large wall to wall windows offering town and sea views; a separate modern newly fitted kitchen; a double bedroom with town views; a storage cupboa...
  • St. Georges Road, Hastings, TN34 3NH

    To Let
    2 Bedrooms
    1 Bathroom
    1 Reception
    £1,100 pcm
    Built in 2010, this three-level maisonette is situated in St. Georges Road, conveniently located for both Hastings Old Town and Alexandra Park. The property boasts a newly decorated interior, including new carpets throughout, offering a fresh and inviting atmosphere for its future residents. Upon en...
  • Sedgewick Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, TN40 2DA

    To Let
    5 Bedrooms
    1 Bathroom
    3 Receptions
    £1,850 pcm
    SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY HOME... This five bedroom house is perfectly situated within walking distance to local shops and also benefits from being a short distance away from local schools and the Bexhill Town Centre. As you enter the property the first room you're welcomed with is a spacious living room...

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