Renting your home from Oakfield

There is nothing our team love more than finding new homes for our Clients whether you are looking for your first rental property or a growing family looking to upsize we are here to help you find the perfect property.


Why rent a home with us?

Experience and knowledge

Rent a property with us at Oakfield and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your new home will be well managed, and that you’ll be looked after as a tenant. Our dedicated property management team is constantly on hand to help both landlords and tenants at all times, at every stage of the process from initial contact through to when you move out and beyond.

Pro active Team

To kick off your hunt for a new home, get in touch with our friendly, professional team, who will talk through the kind of property you’re searching for. If we don’t have what you’re after at the time of your query, don’t worry. We have new properties becoming available every day. And once you’re registered with us, you can look forward to regular updates on what is coming on to the market. So if there’s nothing suitable for you today, there very probably will be something that’s right up your street tomorrow.


We’re letting agents with more than 25 years’ experience of local property rentals, and are members of both the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) and the Property Ombudsman. So our tenants know they’re in the safest possible hands when they rent a property through us.


At Oakfield, we firmly believe that the key to any successful tenancy is strong communication. That starts with us making sure we understand exactly what sort of property you’re looking for so that we can identify the perfect next home for you. Once everything’s in place, we continue the good communication so that your new home is ready to move into on the agreed date. But we’ll stay in touch after that to ensure that you remain happy, and to guarantee a smooth transition.

Get in touch today about your next move.

Why rent a home with us?

The renting process

Step 1 - Register with us

Step 1 – Register with us

When speaking to one of our negotiators they will take the time to explore your preferences and must haves when it comes to your new home. We will then set up an alert to send you suitable properties before they even come to market.

Step 2 – Attend viewings

We recommend that you do as much research as possible online in preparation for your viewings. We offer video virtual tours on all our properties so that you can begin your property search from the comfort of your own home, enabling you to make a short list of properties you would like to view.

Step 2 - Attend viewings
Step 3 - Put forward an offer

Step 3 – Put forward an offer

We ask all applicants to complete an application form once they have registered with us. This means we can ensure you will pass referencing when you are put forward for a property and puts you in a position where you can proceed with a property as soon as it comes available. It is essential that you are honest at this point and advise us of any adverse credit you may have, maybe do a credit check on yourself to be sure!

Step 4 – Being accepted for a property

Now you have found your perfect property our team will work with the Landlord to get you accepted.

Step 4 - Being accepted for a property
Step 5 - Referencing

Step 5 – Referencing

Once you have been accepted we will commence with the referencing progress this consists of a credit check, verifying your income and obtaining a reference for your employment and a Landlord reference where applicable.

Step 6 – Moving in

Once the referencing process is all completed we can confirm a move in date. On the day one of our team will meet you at the property to hand over the keys.

Step 6 - Moving in

Report a repair

We know that our Tenants have busy lives so we make it easy for you to report maintenance 24/7 via our online property portal. When reporting maintenance this way it allows you to provide extensive information on the issue along with pictures & videos so our property managers can fully understand what has been reported.

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Zero Deposit

Zero Deposit

Moving home can be costly, making it hard to find your deposit, first month’s rent and the other costs of moving. A Zero Deposit Guarantee costs the equivalent of one week’s rent and replaces the traditional tenancy deposit, aiming to make renting more affordable.

Pay less upfront: Free up cash by paying a fee equivalent to one week’s rent.

More choice: Zero Deposit gives tenants an alternative to the traditional deposit.

Greater freedom when moving: Avoid having to fund a second deposit when moving from one rental property to another.

Tenant Fees

Our full scale of fees for Tenants are available to download below.

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Tenant FAQs

What types of properties does Oakfield offer for tenants?

Oakfield offers a wide range of rental properties including apartments, houses, and studios, catering to different needs and budgets across Hastings, Bexhill, and Eastbourne.

How can I search for available rental properties with Oakfield?

Prospective tenants can search for properties using our online property search tool on the website, filtering by location, price, property type, and more.

What is the process for applying for a rental property with Oakfield?

Once you find a property you’re interested in, you can fill out an application form, provide necessary documentation, and undergo a standard vetting process.

Are there any fees involved for tenants when renting with Oakfield?

Oakfield follows all regulatory guidelines regarding tenant fees. Detailed information on any applicable fees will be provided upfront during the rental process.

How does Oakfield handle maintenance and repair requests from tenants?

Tenants can report maintenance issues via our online reporting system or directly contact us. We prioritise quick and efficient resolution of these issues.

What should tenants expect during the move-in process with Oakfield?

During move-in, tenants receive a detailed inventory check, key handover, and guidance on property management and maintenance issues.

How does Oakfield ensure tenant privacy and security?

We adhere to strict privacy policies to protect tenant information and ensure all properties meet safety and security standards.

Why should tenants choose Oakfield Estate Agents for their rental needs?

Our wide selection of properties, commitment to excellent tenant service, and deep knowledge of the East Sussex area make us a trusted choice for tenants.

Download our guide on Finding (And Keeping) Dream Tenants

Look out for a good track record of steady employment, sensible personal financial management and positive past rental experiences. A good letting agent will collate all this so you can make the most informed decision possible about who you allow to live in your property.

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    Let Agreed
    5 Bedrooms
    4 Bathrooms
    2 Receptions
    £2,200 pcm
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    To Let
    4 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    1 Reception
    £2,350 pcm
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  • Western Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, TN40 1DU

    To Let
    3 Bedrooms
    1 Bathroom
    1 Reception
    £1,450 pcm
    This spacious NEWLY REFURBISHED three bedroom maisonette is perfectly situated in the heart of Bexhill and within walking distance to the railway station, seafront and other local amenities and shops. As you enter the property and situated on the first floor is a brand new modern fitted kitchen/dine...

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